Eight years ago I hung out with a guy who had the girlfriend of my dreams that caused me to stumble into a prickly Arizona bush the first time I saw her. She had the type of beauty I thought didn't even exist. I felt nervous just being within 100 feet of her and yet she didn't even know who I was.
About a year passed before the first time we spoke. It was at a Wendy's condiment counter we were both going for the ketchup dispenser. I distinctly remember the moment because I felt like the guy in Just Friends after he does the jumping hug on the first day date.
As I approached the counter I felt like I was walking towards the light in slow motion as if actually approaching heaven. Not knowing what to say I went with something safe and standard like, "Hey, how are you?" I was pretty upbeat and suave yet the response I got was nothing more than one you would get passing a stranger in the mall. So I drank down the frog in my throat with a sip of Orange Soda and pasted together the remaining pieces of my heart with some french fries and a chocolate frosty.
One year after that I was asked to sing at this church that this guy who had this insanely gorgeous girlfriend worked at. We drove down from Nevada and played the gig. After the show I had my back turned to an angelic voice that said, "Thanks for coming, you guys did good." When I turned around it was like everything went into slow motion again because it was the girl of incomprehensible beauty talking to me. I picked my jaw off the ground and responded with a squeaky 13 year old voice then started coughing abruptly. Not best moment but recovered at lunch with a not so interesting conversation about chicken wings...
...Somehow combined it made a good enough impact.
Another year passed and I received a message on this little website called myspace titled, “Chicken Wing Girl”. This little message was like a dream come true for any single guy on myspace and it began the dialogue of what would eventually become a great friendship that took six months to get to officially dating, then took an immediate leap into engagement after about 3 months.
We have now been married for 5 years and have a life together that is the essence of my being. I now have two dream girls that are the most beautiful people on the planet one of course being my wife, and the other is the one crawling all over me right now begging to be tickled and laughing the best laugh in the world.
To my wife:
You are incredible. You are smart, gifted, talented, and beautiful. I can’t even put in words how much I love you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me the best five years I have ever experienced. You are the single greatest thing that has ever happened to me. Happy Anniversary!!!!