November 10, 2007 was a very important day that changed my life.
On that day, a very handsome young man showed up at my parents' doorstep carrying a beautiful bouquet of flowers. This young man escorted me to his car and took me out for a very nice supper. The conversation was enjoyable, although I don't remember much of what we talked about because my nerves got the better of me.
After supper, this young man surprised me with a carriage ride through downtown St. Louis. I was very excited and impressed. If I remember correctly, I believe my response was something along the lines of, "Are you kidding me?!?" as I nearly propelled myself out of the seat. You see, I had long dreamed of a perfect date which involved a carriage ride through downtown. The carriage ride was incredible and better than I could have ever imagined.
As this young man took me home, he shared with me his interest in beginning a relationship. I was then able to share my own feelings and desires for a relationship with this young man. I was able to finally release what I had been holding inside for so long. We enjoyed a long conversation regarding our relationship and our desires for a God-honoring relationship. After the serious discussion was over, we spent a great deal of time laughing about the production involved in making our first date take place. Unbeknownst to me, nearly everyone in my life was aware of this young man's feelings toward me. Everyone, except me.
Now, one year later, I am blessed to be married to this young man. It's hard to believe that one year has passed since that wonderful night. The past year has been exciting, joyful, and amazing with this young man in my life.