Our Story – Beginnings
Today is our 8 year wedding anniversary and soon it will be our 10 years together anniversary! (yes, we totally still celebrate boyfriend/girlfriend dates- because more anniversaries = more dessert!!) So lucky we are and so many memories we’ve shared if feels like we’ve been in love and married for a lifetime, not just 8 years. Thinking back, it always amazes me how so many little things had to align in order for us to cross each other’s path at the perfect time. So I thought a great way to celebrate would be to relive our beginnings and tell you a little more on how we became “us”!
Everyone has a story. This is ours…
A: It was early in the year of 2005. I was young, freshly single and just needed a fresh start all around. At that time I was still working in the medical field as a CT tech and had been at my current hospital for a few years, however, the long commute and even longer hours were taking their toll.
On one of those long nights, I decided to work on the first part of the “fresh start” plan and look for a job closer to home. I had been randomly searching for a while but came up empty every time; this time however, I found the perfect opening! It was closer to home and more salary! (Upgrade!!) I applied that night, received a call two days later and was hired the following week!
I was so excited to start, I went in even before my first official day there. I wanted to
snoop around see how the department worked and meet my new co-workers! I was greeted with the familiar smell of “hospitalness” – old and musty – as well as the darkness that surrounds all Radiology departments and behind the machine was older man…I was in the middle of introducing myself when I was interrupted by a door opened in a hurry. Behind it was a tall, spiky haired guy who flashed a quick smile at me. I extended my hand towards his and unknowingly changed my life forever…
D: When you move every 3 years since the day you are born, you get pretty used to it. Having gotten out of the military and working at a local hospital since, I had been in Tampa for 6 years at that point, longer than any place before and was getting the itch to move. I wanted my own fresh start and had come to the conclusion that it was time to leave Tampa and head to the Carolina’s for a new chapter in my life. With that, I announced my plans and notified work that it was time to search for my replacement. Being the gentleman I am however, I would stick around to train the new employee prior to my departure.
I had come into work on my day off to take care of some paperwork and was leaving later for the drive to North Carolina for interviews and house search the following morning. I had completed most tasks and literally had one foot out the door, when on impulse, I circled back to handle one more item. I was in a hurry as ran down the hall and burst through the door, focused completely on the task at hand as fate intervened…for on the other side of the door I was met by a short, non-uniformed, smiley girl in the employee room. I smiled and reached out my hand towards hers…
Click here for Part 2 – Introductions
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