Today is my 7th wedding anniversary. 7 used to be a scary number for me. My first husband Joe died on 7-17-94. I know it may sound silly but I hated the #7 after that. July was always a dreaded month because I would relive the whole thing. 7 years after his death for some reason (thanks to Norma and Booker) I decided I was ready to date again. Mike started working at Spencer Plastics where I worked and I had an instant crush on him. For that whole 7 years before Mike I was not remotely interested in anyone. I wondered if I would ever get past Joe. We went out for the first time when my friends Carrie and Shannon rigged the whole thing up. Our first "date" was at Shooters in Chrisney. We had so much fun together. Then nothing.
Mike had so many issues and was so scared. He quit Spencers and I thought it was all over. I didn't see or talk to Mike for 6 weeks after that. Then me and Shannon went out and guess who we run into. That's right. Good ol Mike. It was a total God thing that made us run into each other too BTW. After that run in we have been together ever since.
Kelsey and Sam loved Mike right away too. We really didn't have any adjustment issues concerning the kids. Our relationship is far from perfect. We drive each other crazy but the way I see it that means we really love each other. It's when you don't care that you know it is over.
Mike I am so thankful that God brought you into my life. You are my closest friend and I don't know what I would do without you.