I don't have a picture of where exactly we met, but we met in high school during lunch hour in the hallway on May 2004. I had a group of friends all year long that I would hang out with and sit with at lunch. Matt never came around, no one ever even talked of him, and I had no clue who he was until that day when he came down the hall and started talking to my friends. Who would have thought that my friends were the same as his friends!
No one had introduced us, so we decided to ask each other. We had a little flirting thing going on. He would beat on his CD player and I would hold his hand down and tell him not to do that because it actually ruins the CD. Well, he continued to do that because he knew he was flirting right back. About 2 weeks later, that year in high school came to an end and summer began. We were together most of the time throughout summer and we maintained a friendship. We did kiss once (nope, he was not the one to kiss me, it was me who kiss him! Shocking, I know.) Even though we kissed that one time, we still didn't start a relationship.
Well his senior year came up and my junior year started. We were both in a new high school (one was built over the summer and we were zoned for it.... we only lived 4 miles down the road from each other.. coincidence much?) Anyways, Matt wanted to start a relationship with me but I was wishy-washy about it, so he went ahead and did his own thing but then when I found out he was talking to another girl, I got jealous and I knew right then I wanted to date him. So it was homecoming evening and Matt won homecoming king, he had asked me to homecoming, and it all was such a perfect night. As we were dancing to "Hoobastank - The Reason" He asked me to be his girlfriend and I responded quickly with a "yes" on October 2, 2004.
Here is a picture of us at homecoming shortly after he asked me to be his girlfriend:
Did I see myself with him like I ended up today? Well, partly - yes. I knew he was going into the military so I could picture the military part and having to do long distance, but I never knew if it was going to last into a long committed relationship like it did (4 years long distance). I am happy that this is how it worked out because I really do love him and it feels just right. I cannot see myself being in any other situation or with someone else feeling as protected and safe like I do with him.