As I ponder what this day means to me I can’t help but think of the past, recent and not-so-recent. Shall we start with the recent? Cool, I thought so.
Six months ago my wife and I had our first date, April 1st. I know some people will think that this is a short amount of time. I’m not really concerned with this number. Don’t get me wrong, I love numbers, but when it comes to love – numbers really don’t matter. Dates, ages, years, miles – all of these numbers don’t matter, within the right context. Love either grows stronger or weaker independent on these (and other) numbers.
Anyway, April 1st. This day has some very different meaning to me than to others, even from before the first date. This is my mother’s birthday, and no, that is not a joke. I love this because I will never forget my mother’s birthday, or now, my first date. Way cool.
Nine months ago my wife and I had our first exchange on Facebook. I had nice eyes and she just had to tell me. Pretty awesome, if you ask me.
Four years ago I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. On that day I decided to become “Mormon on Purpose”. That decision has led me to now celebrate the above two anniversaries as well.
Eight years ago I started working at my previous job in my hometown back in Missouri. At the time I thought it was a good idea, and even worth it. Finding the Missionaries and having them help me find the Gospel is the best thing that has ever happened to me, for several different reasons. One reason is it allowed me the opportunity to sober up and actually become aware of my surroundings.
Now, I’m here in Texas, with a great job and a wonderful wife, getting ready to go out for date night.
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