Today is exactly nine years since Mr C and I went on our first date.
This is my post from the day after, 19th January 2006:
Ever since I started working here I have had an attraction to one of the guys in our Logistics Department. Over the past 6 months we had begun to spend more time socially together (in a big group) and I realised he was nice as well as cute. The past three months I have been working with him a bit more and we had developed a slightly awkward friendship.
I always kept my distance because he was very close to another girl that works here and I didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes. I had heard that they liked each other but she was heartbroken and didn’t want a relationship but he really liked her so they were just friends. Before Christmas she also took part in the sponsored walk and I overheard her talking to another friend about a guy she liked. Happily I realised that it wasn’t The Crush that she was talking about. Once I heard this I decided that if there was ever a chance that anything would happen I wouldn’t let worrying about the two of them to hold me back.
Last week we were chatting (he is just moving to a new flat) and he offered to cook me dinner one day when he is settled.
On Tuesday he offered to buy me a drink sometime because I did some crappy work for him. I thought he meant next time we were out but he emailed me shortly after asking if I wanted to go yesterday lunchtime.
We went and had a lovely time.
I said thanks and asked him if he fancied doing it again sometime, perhaps after work when we have a bit longer than a hour.
He said he would really like that and asked if I was free the week after next (as he is busy with the moving and stuff)
I said that I am going on holiday on the Wednesday but I would be free before that.
He asked me if I was free next Thursday evening – he said he would rather go out and would work harder with the unpacking on the other day.
I can’t stop grinning!
I love the fact my blog goes back that far. I can read everything I wrote about our first dates and that is so lovely. He and I knew that this was something special right from the start and now we have a home, have been married 6 years and have two wonderful children. I feel so very lucky today. He is everything to me and I would be much less of a person without him by my side.