I wanted to mention my sweet husband Todd. In August, we will celebrate our 3rd year wedding anniversary. We dated 2 years before we married so almost 5 years that we've been together.
Todd is 6 months older than me and I live that we're the same age. He also loves music as much as I do. We attend many concerts and love listening to live bands. Todd is also a drummer for our church worship band. We often mention how lucky we are that we both love music and have quite a bit of knowledge between the two of us about bands , songs, etc.
Todd loves to ride his Harley. Fun fact, I helped him study for his motorcycle license test 12 years ago. I had my license years before him and when we first met, he called them Murdercycles and had no interest in bikes. He's come full circle now!!
Todd was / is my best friend. We met 21 years ago and became instant friends. In between those years he had moved to Houston. We never lost touch and always kept up our friendship. It was absolutely 100% platonic. I literally did not see him as anymore than a friend. He was also married and I knew his wife and we would all hang out together sometimes. Fast forward to 2011, i had ended an 8 yr relationship with my Ex and Todd has recently divorced. We were checking on each other just for moral support and to make sure each other were OK. One night we stepped out for dinner, and he said to me " you realize this is the first time ever we are both single at the same time". I just nodded and stared. Todd then said , " I think we have to least give it a shot to see if there is chemistry between us. Let's face it, we know everything about each other - good , bad and ugly". I was so scared of the possibility that it could ruin our friendship, I got angry that he would even consider us dating. Later on that week, I was talking to mom over the phone and I remember telling her " you're not going to believe what Todd did! He went THERE and made our friendship awkward. It was like Harry met Sally". Then Mom told me that she couldn't explain it but that she had good feeling about us. She felt like she knew Todd from all the years of our friendship. He used to always call me when I visited her in Montana. She said " y'all are grown adults, if it doesn't feel right after the first date or so, stop before it jeopardizes your friendship.
Like they say, the rest is history! Todd has been my rock this past year and more. When I "broke" and became very anxious and depressed , he's been so great. When I started counseling, he was supportive. When i lost Daddy a few months ago, he was right by my side. I haven't been easy to live with lately with my anxiety off the hook from the move. He hugs me and tells me it will all work out.
I love him so much and I'm so lucky that he loves me. I still wonder why GOD has me wait until I was 45 to ever marry for the first time , then I just remind myself that HE was preparing both myself and Todd for each other in marriage.