17 December 2012

7 years!

With the Willows
today is our 7 year dating anniversary. 
(and i secretly love our dating anniversary the most.)

we started dating when we were 17. robert first asked me on a date when we were sitting at the lunch table our junior year. we had our first date after our town's tree lighting -- i was performing in the choir, and had to wear jeans & a t-shirt, which i felt so awkward and stupid in. 

after singing, i made a beeline to the bathroom to change, but he caught me first...and introduced me to his parents. and of course his mom gave me the whole, "we've heard so much about you!" and i thought, "really?" and i'm sure she was thinking, "oops!"...but mostly i was shocked & intrigued that their teenage son would tell them all about a girl he liked. there was something special about this one. and his family too. from the start, he was remarkably tender-hearted. i know his mother & father were careful with this heart, handling it with love and molding it with so much bravery. i know his origins, and i know what they mean for who he is and where he's going. i'm so happy to be his, to be going where he's going with him. 

30 comments:

  1. This was so, so sweet. congrats to the both of you. and your picture is absolutely adorable. to many many more years :D

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  2. This is really beautiful, happy dating anniversary ! I wish you the best !

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  3. Happy anniversary! I love dating anniversaries as well. I feel like wedding anniversaries just don't do the couple justice for how long they have been together. Anyways that is an adorable photo.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  4. That is such a sweet story. Young love is so precious :)

    Happy Anniversary to you two!

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  5. This is so cute.
    & I LOVE that photo of you two.

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  6. Praise God and CONGRATS. This is such a beautiful thing!!! xoxo

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  7. i love you two! your love story is so inspiring xox

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  8. Aww, so sweet! Congrats and I LOVE that picture! Hoping for many more years for you two :)

    neha
    nehamade

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  9. this is the sweetest post. happy 7 years!

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  10. what a lovely story! that is so sweet that you met his parents on your first date :) and what a gorgeous photo! there's nothing quite like the flora up at wwu.

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  11. That photo!! Happy Anniversary you guys :)


    chloex

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  12. Oh! This is so sweet!
    And, it blesses me heart.

    Happy celebrations!

    Soon I will have been with my fellow for a year and I'm so thankful for his family too. We spend lots of time with both of our families and it shows us so much about each other, our life foundations, and so on. Plus, his family is wonderful and makes me smile.

    Your story is great and the love that the two of you share is so beautiful.

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  14. so sweet! i'm married to my highschool boyfriend and we love our dating anniversary too!!

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  15. @jillian: so sweet! i get giddy for other high school sweethearts too. anyone in love for that matter. : )

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  16. awww this is so sweet, i love the photo! congrats<3

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  17. how sweet :) you make an amazing couple! congrats and keep shining :)

    xo,
    kristyn

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  18. happy anniversary! i love our dating anniversary the most too!!
    this picture is adorable too--such a fun & cute pose!
    xoxo

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  19. You've almost brought me to tears reading this post. So, so beautiful. Congrats, Bridget. <3

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  20. Congratulations! We have been together 4 years in March and just celebrated our one year marriage anniversary! :)

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  21. congratulations to you both, hope you guys had a romantic day yesterday and got to spend lots of time together! gotta love when moms just let things slip ;)

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  22. This is so wonderful. It makes me so happy for you.

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  23. This is so wonderful. It makes me so happy for you.

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  24. Your words of him are so beautiful. It felt so lovely and warm reading this. I feel the same about my love. Our second 1st visit is the most important day to me, May 13th (and that's my lucky number:). "Second first", because we had been friends 5 years before but then met again, I finally told him how I had felt about him back then .. Aaand we fell in love. ^^

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  25. Way too sweet. Love it! December 26th will be 4 years for Dustin and I's first kiss, and I love that day.

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  26. Congrats to both of you!! May you share many, many more years together!

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