Monday, June 14, 2010
It's week 1 of Courtney's Completing Him Challenge. This week we are supposed to share our dating story and pictures.
I met my husband, Ronnie, on December 24, 1989. I remember it very clearly. At the time I was in an abusive relationship with his cousin and living in NC. I visited Ronnie's home in SC often with his cousin over the next few months.
Once I went over there with a friend, but without his cousin, and Ronnie told me he wanted me to date him instead. He said his cousin wasn't good enough for me. I thought he was so sweet, but crazy. See, at the time Ronnie was only 15 and I was 19!
I kept thinking about what he said, and after a month or so, I decided to get out of the bad relationship. About a month later I moved to S.C. near where Ronnie lived. We started dating not long after that.
We lived at the lake that summer. Just about every morning we would drive down there with friends and a lot of times we didn't come back til after dark. I remember feeling so free riding down the road with the T-tops off and the wind in our hair! Not thinking about what time it was, or of anything, except each other. That was the best summer!
We broke up in the fall, but remained best of friends. We dated a couple other people, but by January, we had gotten back together again and haven't been apart since.
The next fall I was hurt at work and had to move back in with my mom. Ronnie was only 17, but didn't want to be apart from me. He ran away from home to live with my mom and I after much begging and pleading with my mom! He got a job right away and my mom fell in love with him too. We were engaged in the Spring of 1992.
Courtney asks us what we'd like to regain from those dating days. I think what I'd like to regain is some of that spontaneity. We're still very flexible people, but it is hard to just pick up and go quickly when you have kids and pets. I'd really like for us to have at least a day all to ourselves this summer.