In 2006 I was working as a sous chef in a local fish house. The Chef and I were really good friends, we spent most of our time drinking and playing video games. I started to see less of him when he started dating a Chiropractor. I didn’t mind so much since I was the boss when he was gone.
The Chef came up to me one day and said “I found the girl you’re in a marry”, I was definitely curious. She was the office manager at the Chiropractors. He couldn’t wait, so we hatched a recon mission right then. On our break we would hit the store to pick up a card and chocolate and then stop in at the office to see his lady. While we were there I would just nonchalantly check out this hottie office manager.
I wasn’t nervous until we pulled in, I had no idea what we were walking into. the first thing I saw when I walked into the office was a gorgeous redhead. She was obviously annoyed to have another guy in distracting the doctor. With her being so busy and her glasses on her head she hardly even noticed I was there. But I noticed her. After we left I found out she didn’t see me, I was huddled in the corner a bit. I later found out she wasn’t looking to see anyone but with a little convincing the Chiropractor was able to give me her number.
We met the first time for coffee. I was so nervous I went to the bar across the street and pounded a couple Irish Car Bombs first. Our coffee date was great, she choked on whip cream and nearly slipped and I was drunk. Meg thought I wasn’t into her but the truth is I was trying to hold my sloppy ass together. We both had enough fun to go out again and within 2 weeks we were dating.
We were married a little over a year later, May 19th 2007. We just celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary and couldn’t be happier. We have been through a lot together but it has always been together.
Our close friend offered to do our dorky matching anniversary tattoos. We will always be Wheels & Red… Kel & Meg… You & Me. Happy Anniversary, you’re my favorite.
We don’t celebrate much of anything in a traditional fashion. Valentines Day is no different. I guess we’re cool like that?
It’s the day before Valentines Day and I didn’t buy my wife a thing, no card, no chocolate and no flowers. It’s all about what you do the rest of the 364 days.
To My Best Friend:
I just want to say I Love You to my best friend. You have always been there for me. When things got hard you stepped up, when they got harder, you kicked its ass. No matter what MS has thrown at us you have been my rock.
I knew early on that I loved you. How early? In the first week of knowing you I looked over at you and said “You know how I know I love you?” . As embarrassing as it was, I knew it was true. We jump into everything head first together. When you know, you know.
I couldn’t wait to marry you. I had to make sure you couldn’t back out of the wedding, so, I knocked you up. Still one of the best decisions I have ever made. I always knew everything would be ok.
Thank you for helping me raise the raddest, smartest, weirdo out of the box kid we could.
How crazy is it the 8 years have gone by? I am excited for 8 more, but only 8 more after that I’m probably good. (I also I love that you get my humor)
I can’t wait for all the adventure to come.
You are my favorite!
I Love You Red!