Sunday, May 19, 2013

6 years ago today

I married my best friend!

In honor of our anniversary I thought I would tell our story :)

I was a senior in high school and working as a teller at the bank inside Wal-Mart.
Chris is 2 years older than me so he was out of school and was working at that same Wal-Mart.

After I had been working there a few weeks Chris began to come up and talk to me, throwing out facts about my high school football team and trying his best to make small talk. He would go on his lunch break when I got off work and would be sitting outside waiting for me to walk by so he could tell me good night. He even went as far as to open an account at the bank so that he could talk to me (after we started dating he fessed up and asked me to close that account since he never used it).
In October I transferred to a different bank at a new Wal-Mart (I didn't say good bye).
Chris said one day he came in and I was gone!
He figured that was it.
Then one day his sister (she also worked for Wal-Mart and transferred to the new store when I did) told him "That girl is at my store, do you want me to get her number?"
Behind my back, one of my co-workers gave his sister my number and she then passed it onto Chris. He gave me a call that evening and well . . . the rest is history! :)

We officially started dating on November 24th, 2004 and that month we had our first kiss in my old red truck on his lunch break! :)

A month later he told me he loved me one night while we were sitting by the Christmas tree at my parents house.

Skip ahead a few years to October 22nd, 2006 . . .
After dating for about 3 years (2 of those years I was in Oklahoma for college)
he popped the question.
I remember that day like it was yesterday ...
It was a Sunday night, I had come home that weekend from school and was going to head back that night. About 2 hrs before I was suppose to leave Chris asked me to go have a picnic with him.
We grabbed some snacks and a blanket and headed to the park in downtown Plano. While we were hanging out and talking Chris started to tickle me (I'm super ticklish) and as I was laughing and squiring to get away I turned around and he was down on one knee with a ring in his hand. I got a huge smile on my face and tears in my eyes as he said the words,
"I love you Bethany, will you marry me?"
I responded with, "OF COURSE!!!!" and he slipped the ring on my finger as I wrapped my arms around his neck!

I planned the wedding while I was finishing up my Associates degree and in May I graduated, through everything in the back of my little truck and headed home to Texas. I spent that next week running around getting everything and everyone organized and ready for the BIG day.

 On May 19th, 2007 at Abundant Life Church in Garland, Texas we said, "I DO!"

We have had MANY ups and a few downs over the past 6 years but with everyday that passed our relationship only grows stronger and I can say without a doubt in my mind that I love him more today than I ever thought was possible!

Only God knows what the future holds for us but we are excited and ready for whatever lies ahead!

Happy Anniversary Babe, I LOVE YOU!!!

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