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Anniversary

Long time ago back in like 2004ish? (I can’t remember specifics), Nel was a young kid getting excited for high school. Because of certain neighborhood events that occurred, my mother decided she wanted to move away. Since this move was happening right around school starting and my mom didn’t like the ratings of the school district in the area we were moving to, she decided to homeschool me and my sister. I don’t know if the school still exists but it was my first venture into the world wide web. There was a homework help chat room a lot of us would frequent and not talk about homework.

One day this cool guy comes strolling in the chat room legitimately looking for homework help. It was pretty comical at first but he really wanted to get a good grade and back then I was great at math. He was looking for help with understanding Algebra II quadratic equations. So I decided to help him. So we get on Skype and I share my screen so he can follow how I’m solving the equations. I’m sitting here explaining the steps and he interrupts me to say he didn’t really care about the process; that he just wanted me to give him the answers. Of course, I said you won’t learn that way if I just give you the answers but he didn’t care. I can’t remember if I caved or not and did his homework. Definitely sounds like what a hopeless 16 year old romantic would do. We ended up deciding to have an internet relationship after that.

I don’t even remember how long the relationship actually lasted but I ended up breaking it off cause I was falling in love and it scared the hell out of me. Yes! Nel was a coward! We went our separate ways for the duration of our high school years. Back then MySpace was really popular and I sent him a closure message along the lines of I was an idiot but I wish you well in your life. I didn’t expect him to answer me back but in 2007 that’s exactly what he did. He was having a rough time in his life because his car got set on fire and his life was just in this crazy chaotic spiral.

When I saw the message, my heart soared. I won’t deny it! I ended up turning into that friend that low key wanted to be more but didn’t want to be a home wrecker. But if the chance to date him again was ever presented itself, I’d take it.

It was August of 2007 and for one reason and another, he broke up with his girlfriend. I truly was sorry their relationship ended because they seemed so in love but I screamed inside when he asked me to go on a date with him. Yes, I was the rebound chick but I wanted to be! Plus, it would have been the first date I’d ever been on in my life. My mom was out of town but I was a very responsible teenager so when I called her and told her, she agreed on one condition. She wanted to talk to him and pretty much glean every piece of information out of him except his social security number… It was so embarrassing! That night over watching Superbad in theaters, eating peanut M&Ms and Chinese food, we bonded.

It’s now 2017 and here we are. We’ve endured lots of bads but plenty more goods in ten years. There were truly moments where we didn’t think we’d endure the test of time but we’ve exceeded even our expectations. If you ask my husband, he always without a doubt, from the first moment, that I was his forever. I, on the other hand was skeptical back then but now I can definitely say I agree. With Endangered Thursdays being tomorrow, I thought I would share this with you all today. Officially, tomorrow is my ten year dating anniversary and it’s a miracle I haven’t gifted my husband yet because I usually get so excited and impatient to know his reaction to his gifts. I’ll share the story behind the gifts another day in case he decides to take a peek at my blog, I don’t want him to know what I got him.

I will however share pictures of us from 2007 vs. 2017 for you lovelies:

Hope you all have a happy Tuesday. <3

Nel

Happily married, bookaholic, Netflix-a-holic sharing random experiences and interpretations of my world which is brutally honest most of the time.

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40 thoughts on “Anniversary

  1. Mischenko

    This has to be the most heartwarming post, Nel! All smiles! How beautiful and such a neat story. I 💖 all of your pictures too. Thanks for sharing this. Congratulations!

    1. Nel Post author

      Thanks James. It’s been cooking in my brain for a couple months and I had to go digging for the 2007 pictures haha.

  2. mainepaperpusher

    I am so happy for you and love the history behind the relationship. You two certainly belong together. What i want to know is whether or not he still wants all the answers. 😉 ❤️ Happy 10-year Date-aversary!

    1. Nel Post author

      Thank you Dani! Those are are Android OS shirts cause we’re geeks, haha. Yes, you’re absolutely right. Hanging in there paid off 😀

  3. Cherylene

    Congrats Nel! I’m glad it all worked out for the both of you. You both look just as happy in 2017 as you were in 2007. Best wishes to you both. 🙂

  4. Mr. Mel

    Beautiful Nel. This is one of those times you don’t know where it is going to lead but love is like that. Congratulations my dear.🌷⚘🌷⚘❤

  5. Noriko

    Wow. This post blew my mind- what a beautiful story it is! You two are definitely destined- I so love this post!!

  6. LizScanlon

    Omg, you guys are the cutest together! 🙂
    The best relationships which also stand the test of time, I think, always start with an unbelievably cool story, like yours! 🙂 Belated congrats!

  7. Patty

    Awww such a sweet story Nel. Happy Anniversary. Mine is in November and I have a story for that one that will make you laugh, hee hee 😉

    1. Nel Post author

      Thank you Patty and I can’t wait to read your story! November is going to be one amazing month, that’s for sure. 🙂

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