A bit of background
John and I met in college more than 20 years ago. They called him Johnny O. And he was waaay more popular than me. This girl never thought she had a chance.
But I caught a break when on a hot day in July, Johnny O’s roommate asked me out (I accepted very reluctantly) and a couple hours into the evening my date’s truck broke down and we needed a ride. Johnny O to the rescue! I jumped into the front seat of his Passat and my date sat in the back. We chatted, and dare I say flirted, the whole way to my house.
Johnny O called me the next day to ask me out. Me? We went on a bike ride along the greenbelt by the river which must have been some kind of foreshadowing.
My mom tells me that the night I came home after our first date, I told her, “I’m going to marry that guy.”
The cool thing is he asked me to marry him 3 weeks later. We married 2 months after that.
Now I know what you are thinking and I totally agree. Woah, that was fast! But when you know something is right, you know something is right.
We couldn’t wait until we were officially ‘John and Amanda,’ husband and wife.
We didn’t need time to think about it, apparently.
So that’s our sappy beginning. And I love it!
I love that we fell for each other so hard and so fast– that our connection is deeply rooted and feels beyond space and time. That we are true soul mates. I know, I know, more sappiness. But with all the difficulties, and there’s been PLENTY believe me, it’s that soul connection that keeps us together.