A few months after I met Adam, a mutual friend of ours got married. I had to work and could not attend the wedding. I worked my shift and went out with another friend that night. The next day, another friend that Adam and I shared called me and said "Adam asked me like 4 times what time you got off work last night." I blushed. I very casually said "Oh, yeah?" He said "Oh, yeah, he was fairly drunk at the reception and begged me to drive him to meet you after your shift, but I was too drunk to drive too."
The next time I saw Adam, he showed no signs of being interested in me, so I figured the friend was lying to me. Time passed, and I had started to give up hope that this really cute guy would ever ask me out.
One evening a friend was pressuring me to go out on a date with a friend of a friend who had asked me out. In a moment of frustration I blurted out "But, I would have to kiss him goodnight... and he is not Adam, so I couldn't do it." Jaws dropped, eyes got round, and my friends were all blown away. "Adam? Really?!" One friend exclaimed. I solemnly nodded my head. After the cat was out of the bag, there was no keeping it a secret among friends. Everyone, including Adam, knew how I felt within a matter of hours.
Over the next few months we began to see each other casually. In all honesty, we were sneaking around to see each other, we didn't want it to become some huge deal and I am the type to keep my love life private. But during those few months, we fell in love with each other and eventually we were inseparable.
It took us many years, in fact, we lived together for 10 years, before we got engaged. I don't know why we waited so long, as we were very committed to one another, but we did. Adam proposed to me on Valentine's Day, 2009. I eagerly said yes and we were happier than we had ever been. We got married 4 months later.
We had no desire to have a big wedding, we quietly said our vows in private, at the courthouse, with strangers as our witnesses. We couldn't have been happier with the way it all worked out. I look back on that day, and I can't help but smile. It was perfect.
We found out we were going to be parents about 10 weeks later. Our son Rolf was born just about one month before our first wedding anniversary.
In the past few years Adam and I have seen our share of highs and lows. We have had great times together, we have experienced life in many ways, we have faced dark days. We have been in positions of really thinking our marriage was over. Only to wake up the next week to find it is only beginning.
My husband is not a hopeless romantic. He doesn't sweep me off my feet with romantic gestures, love poems or even flowers. But he does take my breath away frequently...usually from laughing so hard. We do have a good time together, when we find the time, we very much enjoy one another. I know he can be a grouch, and he knows that sometimes I transform from Sweet Silly Sara to Seriously Not So Sweet Sara... but we take it in stride. I think we enjoy knowing that no one is perfect... including each other.
I wouldn't change him, or our life together, for anything. Sure I gripe about him from time to time, and he gripes about me, but when the day is done, we come home to each other and feel thankful that we get to do it all over again the next day. In my opinion, having the chance to experience life on a day by day basis, to learn from mistakes and try to do better the next day is one of the greatest gifts that God gives us.
Our Love Story isn't made for TV perfect, it isn't really even traditional, but neither are we... but we are perfect for each other, in our own crazy way.
I don't know what the next 4 years will hold for us, but I can't imagine facing anything with anyone else at my side.
Happy Anniversary Adam, by best friend, the father of my children, the funniest guy I have ever known.