Today marks four years since Todd and I had our first date. Before I tell you the story of that night, I’ll tell you the story of how we met….
It was mid-September of 2007 when I first laid eyes on Todd. I went to Kryptonite Bar to hang out with friends and visit with my friend, bar manager Katie. Todd had just finished his shift and was sitting at the bar, alone. I asked Katie, “Who is that cute guy?!” She excitedly told me his name and that he had recently broken up with a cheating girlfriend, he was younger, and we’d be perfect for each other. I wasn’t too keen on the idea that he had just broken up with someone, but we were nevertheless introduced.
Over the next several months we came to be friends and formed a mutual admiration for each other. Fast forward to mid-January when I learned his birthday was coming up in a couple of weeks, and he’d always wanted to go to a Rockford Ice Hogs hockey game. I was an avid fan, and I’d been to quite a few games.
I bought an extra ticket to a game I was going to with a couple of friends and then built up the courage to ask Todd if he wanted to go with me, you know, cause I just happened to have this extra ticket…he said yes!
The big day came, and we made our way to our seats. We were both so incredibly nervous that it had to be humorous to those watching us. I was both nervous and excited at the prospect of being featured on the Kiss Cam (we weren’t).
That night was the start of something big for us. I’ve felt as though our souls have known each other forever, and they were reunited when we met. Todd and I are great people individually, but together we’re so much more.
So, Happy First Date, babe! And a huge thank you from both of us to the people who have contributed to the happiness of our relationship…most especially to those people who pushed two shy people (when it comes to relationships) together in the beginning: Katie, Austin, Louse, and Debbie.