Did you know that marriage is super awesome and fun and exciting but also really hard at times? It is.
We've been together long enough now that we've watched friends get married and unfortunately divorced, and it always brings us back to what works for us. And the only thing that holds us together in trying times? Our friendship. Our bestfriendship. I'm sure I've blogged this before, but it remains true. At the very core, at the very bottom, at the very top, is the undenying fact that we are best friends.
I met Rodney when I was about 11 or 12? He came over with his cousins to my house (because his cousin was one of my blvd friends) and he was wearing this oversized Charlotte Hornets coat.
Not this exact jacket, but visuals always help, right?
I didn't think much of it, don't even recall thinking he was cute or a possibly suitor. Probably bc I already had a bf, because duh, I always had a bf.
Fast forward to my freshman year of high school at band camp. Yes. I'll give you time to re-read that and let it sink in.
The Harrington brothers were called Bones and Bones Jr. and I'm assuming if you're reading this, you probably know me, and them, and need no explanation as to where or why those nicknames came to fruition. (they were a tad skinny)
Those guys were always full of life, energy and laughs. They loved having fun and obviously were fun to be around. Thats when our friendship started.
It continued this way for another year. During the summer, we hung out a lot and even discussed our current relationships like best friends would. I got the juicy details and so did he. Who doesn't like having a guy they can talk to and get their perspective on things?!?!
Well, that winter, while we were still busy being best friends that sometimes made out, (now out of both our relationships) we went to Winter Ball together and while standing in line to get in, a girl in his class asked him to Prom. IN FRONT OF ME. And what do you think he said? If my memory serves me correctly, he didn't say No. Or yes. He just kind of stood there. Pshhh. Awkward!
Now fast forward to shortly before Prom. By this time, we were officially dating and planning our prom night. Well, this girl took his strange answer as a yes and was telling people she was going with my boyfriend to the prom. Ummmm, really? (btw, this girl had been absent from school for about 3 months, at rehab I'm guessing? yea she was a real winner) So I did what any good girlfriend would do, and demand that he set her straight, no matter how awkward that was going to be.
A few days later I was on a band trip (nerd alert) and came back late to find a paper puzzle piece on my car seat, but the car was locked. I saw it was in Rodney's handwriting so I knew something was up. When I got home, on my bed, was a dozen roses with the rest of the puzzle waiting for me that when I put it together was a note asking me to prom. And in little type, it said, and I'm paraphrasing, "I told that bitch I wasn't going with her" (Name changed to protect the crazy)
How sweet is that?
My camera ready Prom date
Awhile ago, I posted on FB that "marriage is like one big sleepover with your best friend" and it really does sum up how I feel about my HH. He's my slumberparty partner in crime. Thanks for everything you do for me and with me. I love love love love love you and always will.
My neck has gotten really strong kissing this tall drink of water