one year ago today, i met The Badger for the first time at the aster cafe. i was more than just a little nervous. i had changed outfits approximately six times before heading out the door ten minutes late. i texted him that i was running a little behind, and i'm sure he wondered more than a few times if i was actually going to show up. i do believe that i blamed my tardiness on the two four-month-olds that i left at home for the night. but really, it was all the wardrobe malfunctions.
it was a grey and stormy may evening - the kind of spring air that makes you want to breathe in deeper and walk a little slower. i stepped into the aster cafe, the room all aglow with candle light and bottles of red wine, and saw him sitting at a table on the patio. he was more than handsome... he was wearing a grey & white striped t-shirt, jeans, black & white chuck taylors, and some awfully cute glasses. he was rockin' it.
from the moment we met, i knew i had stumbled upon someone remarkable. we spent the evening talking, laughing and getting to know one another. i truly thought that almost every little quip or joke he told was funny. i wasn't just laughing to be cute. i also walked away from our evening together having been in the presence of a real Man, which i'm pretty sure was a first for me.
it was, without a doubt, the best "first date" of my life.
little did i know that one year from that day, my life would be this wonderful and complete. i envy no one's life because i have all i could ever want. and it is mostly because of The Badger.
i love you, baby. here's to 1,000 more.