Hubs and I met in highschool. He was getting ready to start his senior year, I was starting my junior year. At the time, his best friend was going out with my best friend. One weekend, Hubs and I were both “dragged” to the mall with our best friends, not expecting to see each other and be interested. Actually, I take that back… I had seen his year book picture and thought he was cute, so I agreed to go with my girl friend and scope him out. That first “date”, we didn’t even talk to each other! I don’t even believe we said hello to each other!
Again, we went to the mall and to see a movie with our best friends. This time, however, was a little different. My friend and I had this plan that Hubs and I would sit next to each other during the movie (cue the “Mission: Impossible” theme). It worked! While I may have made a fool of myself (some talk about ‘crack on my SourPatch kids’…don’t ask), I felt really comfortable by him.
Fast forward a little bit, and we’ve been talking for several days over the Internet, just getting to know each other. Then bam. He asks me out, and that’s it! His senior year and my junior year started off GREAT! He graduated, I started my senior year…
The summer before my senior year, my mom (God rest her soul) was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer.
We got pregnant.
My mom passed away in October of my senior year, I was about 7 weeks pregnant. She knew… I believe she knew before I told her. I spent the first half of my senior year with morning sickness, headaches (a daily occurance), and preparing for motherhood. By this time, Hubs and I were engaged. That happened during the summer. Life had really turned upside down. My senior year wasn’t “the best” like it should have been, but I don’t believe I would change anything. I grew and matured so much faster then my classmates, and I believe that has led to me being in the situation I am now; happy.
Hubs and I were married in January 2006. Chubbs was 8 months old (and incredibly adorable!). We were JUST getting to the starting line of our journey. Up until then, we were preparing for the trip; gathering, maintaining, surviving. Up until Chubbs turned one year old, we had no idea what we would be in store for. Until then, we were having fun, being parents, being young, and just enjoying ourselves and our family life.
Next post… May 2006, when we learned Chubbs had development delays, and how this would somehow change everything, but keep everything the same.