Monday, August 14, 2006

Happy Birthday Jimmy!

Hey sweety! (I know you're watching, heehee!!)
Love ya so much.

Jimmy and I met in high school. We had classes together since the 9th grade, but it wasn't until our junior year when we sat next to each other in history that our friendship started. One of my most vivid memories from that history class was right before a test. For the life of me, I couldn't (by myself) remember what OPEC stood for, so I was going to cheat and started writing it on the palm of my hand. Jimmy stopped me and somehow got me to remember what it was: Oil Producing Exporting Country. So engrained, I'll never forget till the day I die. ;)

The beginning of our senior year, we were still just friends. But I remember that first day of school, hoping that he'd be in one of my classes. By the 4th period, he still wasn't in any of my classes. 5th period though, English - yay! there he was. We sat next to each other and our friendship continued. We even worked together at Kentucky Fried Chicken (finger lickin' good!). In November 1985, we started doing stuff outside of work and school together and finally started dating in December and we've been together ever since.

I feel very blessed that I found my best friend so early in life and that through all the years, the challenges haven't separated us, they've made us stronger. That I've been able to spend my most joyous occasions with him and share my most grievous ones, too.

I hope you can handle me for at least another 38 more years, sweety. I know I can't wait to see what the next 38 will bring. We'll be 76! Just Imagine.


Ginnie said...

Awww. What a great, great story, Mad! I love it--all of it! Congratulations to you both and Happy Birthday to Jimmy.

Jodi said...

That is a great story and I hope Jimmy has a wonderful birthday!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

How very sweet and how awesome to have known your best friend and love of your life (all wrapped into one) for such a long time. What a way to build history (your history) together.

Nan said...

Hope your hubby has a great day. I love to hear how people meet and start their lives together. This is a great story! The love is apparent!

mommy said...

Julia asked me to say, "Happy Birthday, Uncle Jimmy!"

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jimmy!!!!


welshwitch36 said...

How lovely, hope hubby has a really good birthday... :o)