One year ago I met Jeremy and we began dating. We consider today, February 27th, our anniversary because as soon as we met, we knew we were supposed to be together. Sounds cheesy I know, but we just knew.
The morning after we met I broke it off with this weirdo who kept trying to take me on an ice skating date, uh hello do you know me? And then Jeremy and I were inseparable. We talked every day, texted all day long and then would talk for hours at night. At the time we were long distance, about 1 1/2 hours away from each other but we made it work. I would go see him or he would come see me every weekend. I would get off work around 4pm everyday and once or twice a week I would show up at his door step waiting for him to be off work.
We just knew that it was perfect and we were meant to be together, forever.
Our first picture together. Do not laugh.
Come the end of March we had been dating for a month and I had to decide if I was going to renew my lease in Raleigh in or not. At first I was hesitant to leave because I loved my job and my friends and pretty much I loved everything about Raleigh. At first I told my roommates I was staying, but it just didn't sit well with me. At the time my Grandpa was really sick and my mom kept telling me I needed to take a week off work to go visit him, no can do. I also wanted to stop working 70 hour weeks so I could focus more on school. So my solution. Move home. Be way closer to my Grandpa, live rent and bill free so I didn't need a job, and in the back of my mind, be only 30 min away from Jeremy.
Call me crazy, I decided to uproot my life for a man after only one month. But like I said, I just knew.
That May Jeremy helped me pack my life up and move home. It was wonderful, we spent almost everyday together and we were more in love than I could ever imagine.
Come August his company asked him to put in his request for placement (he was living in Winston only as a temporary until he graduated from his program with the company) I was so sad thinking that he could be somewhere as close at the next city over or even possibly Texas/Florida/West Virginia?!? AH! We sat down together and looked over his options of cities, no matter what his first choice was, there was still a possibility that he could be placed anywhere.
Jeremy then asked me to move with him, he knew it was bold and huge request but I instantly said yes.
At the time I had been home for a few months, and if you know my mother then you know it's impossible. Impossible to live with, impossible to comprehend, and impossible to be independent. I love my mom to death but living with her was ruining our relationship, horribly.
That September Jeremy got his placement and we began looking for places to live. If you've been following me for a little bit then you should know all about our excitement and pure happiness as to where we were placed. If not, then you can read about it here.
We took off the next weekend for a little getaway
to celebrate being together and starting this new chapter in our lives.
That weekend changed our lives forever, we both knew from day one we wanted to spend forever together but that weekend confirmed it, we both verbalized it and for the first time in a long time I felt at ease. I had nothing to stress over and I didn't worry while I was with Jeremy. He loved me and took care of me and made sure that the smile on my face was genuine because he put it there.
OK, I'll stop with love story.
Point is, this has been the best year of my life. It's been a whirlwind, but every minute has been memorable and worth it. I can't wait for many, many more years with this amazing man!
He has planned some surprise dinner/evening for us tonight. I HATE surprises so I will be in my own little anxiety hell all day thinking about what the heck we are doing tonight! eekkk. Love you anyways honey.
I love you.