Six years ago today, Brian and I went on our first date. It was a typical hot day in August, and summer was coming to an end. I was going into my sophomore year of high school, and Brian was going to be a senior. Brian brought me flowers and picked me up in his gray Reliant K car (which really deserves a post in and of itself) and we went to Milwaukee Frozen Custard and got ice cream. I got chocolate on cake and he got vanilla on sugar. We talked and talked… I thought he was so cute!*
It’s so funny how fast time flies and how differently you can perceive yourself at different times in your life. I still remember that how I felt on that date, even if the details of our conversation have faded, and I remember what it was like to be in high school and be insecure and unsure of yourself. I’m glad that I’ve had someone to change with over the years who truly accepted me for who I was at each moment (for better or for worse).
*And I still do!