Wednesday, February 25, 2009

14 years and counting

This photo was taken a year ago, but it's the only one I had on my laptop (which I'm using at the moment).
It all started about 15 years ago. Mutual friends thought they'd try to set up Bill and I, before I even knew there was a "Bill", he knew my name, age, what I looked like, where I lived, everything.. When we finally met he asked me out, I said no..., he asked again a few days later, I said ok.. a couple days later I cancelled, he asked again, I said ok... a couple days later I cancelled, he asked again, I said ok... a couple days later...YOU GUESSED IT- I cancelled... finally I think I felt so bad and he was such a persistant man that I went to his work to ask him if he'd go out with me.... but before I could get the words out, he asked one last time (and he tells me to this day that it would have definitely been the last time).. anyway I agreed. We went to the Outback Steakhouse and to a movie-- guess what he fell asleep during the movie- must of been tired out from all the rejection and finally had a moment to rest and bask in the glory that he was finally sitting next to me in a dark place.. HA HA HA!!!
Long story shortened for your reading pleasure- 3 daughters, many many pets, many trials later here we are 14 years married today! I love him and he loves me and we are excited for another 14 years!


Jonatha said...

That is so sweet! I can't believe how many times it took for y'all to actually go out - too funny! Congratulations, and I pray for many more years!

Anonymous said...

Bill knew a good thing (gal) when he saw you! How could he not keep asking you out? I am so very happy that you finally gave in, dated, got married and made me a "Nina" to three beautiful girls. Happy anniversary! Mom

Amy Robinson said...

You made me wonder why you kept canceling? Nerves? Didn't think you'd hit it off? Do tell!

You're a better woman than I, 'cause if my date fell asleep on our first date, I probably would have said "you snooze, you lose" :)

ptamom3 said...

Honestly Amy, I had already been "dating" someone else- not on a regular basis but 3 or 4 times and I just didn't feel right going on a date with someone different at the same time... know what I mean? I know many people can do that, but i just couldn't- but I couldn't tell Bill that at the time, I just kept coming up with other excuses like I didn't feel good or whatever. To this day he tells me that I should have just told him the truth and he would have understood or at least it would have given him a better feeling about the whole thing, instead of me just backing out at the last minute each time. Anyway... i'm glad he was persistant!