husbandy, love

Sneaking Into My Heart

I’ve never really been a girly girl. And that’s an understatement. I was involved in sports from the age of 4 when, my mom says, she enrolled me in rec league soccer to use up some of my energy. 10 years of soccer followed. There is something about Saturday mornings that will always remind me of soccer tournaments. The anticipation of the game, the wind against my jersey as I ran down the field, the thrill of harnessing your body’s energy and becoming exhausted.

Fast forward to senior year of high school and all my athletic energy was focused on tennis. I had been playing since sophomore year so I noticed when new people joined the team. Well a week or two into senior year this boy asked me for a ride to the off-campus tennis courts. I obliged, but was very cautious of him. Gradually, I began giving him a ride to the courts almost daily. We liked each other, but didn’t know it (obvs). The Heartbreak Kid had just come out and I love romantic comedies so I couldn’t stop talking about that movie.

One day, this boy and I were the last ones left at the tennis courts after practice and he yells across the court, stuttering, and asked me if I’d like to go see The Heartbreak Kid. Of course I would!

“I heard you’re going on a date with Sunny?” “No, we’re going to the m–. Ohhhh….um.” And that’s when I realized I was going on a date with Sunny.

The way to my heart is through romantic comedies, a little sneakiness, and a lot of gummy worms when the R-rated parts became too much for my 17 year old self. Note: The movie was not at all what I had imagined. And neither was Sunny. He snuckĀ  his way right into my heart and his ring right onto my finger.

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Seventeen, Sweet Seventeen

A sweet love, a sweet romance

Seventeen, sweet seventeen

The joys of life, the energy of youth

Dinners, movies, walks around the square all alight

A car ride, a profession, a question

Officially in love as seventeen can be

Days, months, years of pure joy

Loss, laughter, life lived together

Toes in the sand, waves crashing all around

A kneel, a ring, a question

Tears of joy overflowing, a new journey imagined

Dinner overlooking the vast blue

Lost order, but nothing could quell the joy

A free Mai Tai, an unmovable smile, a love to last a lifetime

Planning songs, choosing a dress, decorating for the affair

Eleven months of preparation culminate in an hour

Nerves and weakness engulf as the reality of a forever commitment sets in

A walk down the aisle, an exchange of vows, and a prayer

Life together, love forever, the journey continues