Seth and I celebrated the 6th anniversary of the day we met this past Monday, August 22nd. Invited by different people who are part of Seth’s family, we met that evening by total chance to see a Kansas/Styx concert at Heinz stadium in Pittsburgh. When he walked in I thought “oh my!” because he truly is a very handsome man. He is very tall, 6’5″, blonde, freckled, blue-eyed, with a cut jawline and high cheekbones. And after talking with him I realized he was a gentle giant with a delightful spirit. I still say if you look up the word “delightful” in the dictionary, my husband’s photo is next to it.
Our meeting that day was one of the most wonderful days for both of us. We both knew in our hearts that the course of our lives had permanently changed. I waited till I was 32 to meet the man I was going to marry. And when we met for the first time the electricity between us and ease of interaction sent me spinning. I actually walked away from that concert thinking…I think I just met the man I am going to marry. Of course, everyone thought I was crazy.
He told me within 2 weeks that he loved me…I told him he was crazy although in my heart I was just as warm and fuzzy…just a little more reserved. After 3 and a half months he asked me to marry him. There was no question in my mind that was how we were supposed to be. Married, living out the rest of our life with each other.
So we celebrate August 22nd every year as one of the most amazing and personal days we have together. I pulled the table out of the shed and set up a beautiful back porch dinner table. I put on a fluffy summer dress and we had cocktails. I made Paprikash (he always cooks) and we opened a bottle of French wine. He brought me 4 pots of fall mums and a new (beautiful!) sewing basket for my tatting. I made him a leather wallet that is a replica of the one he bought in California that is worn out. We exchanged mushy cards, took photos and just relaxed the evening away.
We have changed a lot over the past few years. We have gotten married, moved, traveled, bought a house, got two cats and a lizard, a new car, started gardening, figured out house repair, made new friends, hiked, camped, fished, built lots of fires in the back yard, exchanged lots of gifts and saved all the cards. We have had a wonderful time. And we are still amazed that the day we met was such a chance and almost didn’t happen.
We are lucky to have each other. We are lucky to have this life.
Cheers and warm fuzzies everyone,