I don’t really remember “meeting” James. From the time we were little, we attended the same church, as well as middle and high school together. We never dated, but we were always friends, buddies. We graduated together in the class of 2000.
After high school, James was away at Clemson, and I was here in
Fast forward to spring of 2006. I had just come out of a not-so-great, relationship with a guy in the military, and was browsing for people I knew on MySpace (yep, MySpace). I saw a picture of James with a girl I presumed to be his fiancé. I wasn’t “looking” for anything, I just was going to say hi…but figured, well, better not, just in case. Not long after, I saw he’d commented on another friend’s page, and suddenly…the picture of he and his fiancé had Keira Knightley’s head on it! HAHA
So I sent him a message, and it was as if we’d never lost touch. We messaged, we emailed, we talked on the phone and mostly, complained and bonded over our poor relationship histories…me about my ex, James about his former fiancé. I mentioned hey—we should have dinner some time. James was working in
I never expected him to have any feelings for me outside of friendship, but that one dinner turned into another, and then movie nights and dates and before I knew it…fall was here. We tailgated with his family at Clemson games that fall and in October, I had to have my tonsils taken out. He slept in the floor of my room and got up with me for pain meds so my parents didn’t have to and then drove the 2 hours to work. How is that for devoted?
After our wedding we honeymooned in