For some reason, lately I've been really nostalgic about 7 years ago when Luke and I started dating. I keep thinking about that time, because it was one of the best times of my life. Today I'm spilling some secrets about the beginning of our relationship.
~ I knew I was going to marry Luke before we started dating. I even wrote about it in my journal.
~ Our first kiss happened after we had been dating for over a month. I was in the middle of a sentence when Luke leaned over and kissed me. I was stunned, but actually finished the rest of the sentence afterward. I'm sure he doesn't remember this at all, but it was funny.
~ I knew Luke before we began dating because we had been in the same youth group in high school. I'm pretty sure he thought I was a nerd, and I kind of thought he was a "player" for lack of a better word. Although I thought he was cute, I never really had a crush on him or wanted to date him. ...Until one day when everything changed. We were both helping with the junior high youth group at church about 2 years after high school (3 for him). He was playing basketball and I was standing and talking with a group of girls. I looked at him, and he looked at me, and I literally felt like a jolt of electricity had gone through me. I mean, I physically felt something. From that moment on, I have been in love with him. Well, okay, maybe it was infatuation at first, but it turned into love quickly.
~ I was absolutely head-over-heels for Luke for the entire summer of 2004. We helped with the youth group together, saw each other at church activities, and hung out together with mutual friends. But we were so shy we barely spoke. Which is funny, because I'm sure Luke wishes for a few moments each day now when I would just shut up!! Anyway, it was a miracle we ever ended up going out on our first date, because we were both shy about it. I think the fact that I was so shy made Luke a little more shy than normal. If that makes sense.
~One of the things that really made me fall for Luke was his laugh. Before we had started dating, we went to see Anchorman with mutual friends. His laugh was so loud and distinctive and I just loved it. Hearing it made me laugh even harder at already one of the funniest movies of all time. And to this day it's one of my favorite things about him. It always makes me smile.
~ I also couldn't resist Luke's blue eyes. I would seriously daydream about his eyes for more time than is probably normal. I really hope our kids get his blue eyes!!
~ Sometimes I still can't believe we ended up together. In high school, Luke was the guy all the girls had crushes on, and more than a couple of my friends dated him. I feel so blessed to realize that he picked me! Thinking back to those first months together brings the butterflies back like it was just yesterday.