Aug 28, 2008

14.

Okay, so I looked up some really interesting facts about the number 14. Are you ready? Here goes...

* According to the Indians, fourteen Manous control the world in successive and equal reigns, during the great cycle of the Maha Kalpa or Day of Brahma, having 4320000000 solar years.

* A Cuboctahedron is an Archimedean Solid with 14 Faces. It has eight triangles and six squares.

I know. Right? I could care less, too.

Here's another interesting fact about 14. I've been married 14 years today. Yep, that's 13 1/2 years longer than my parents thought he would stick around, considering the mouth on me!

Here are some more interesting facts about the last 14...

1. The first time I ever laid eyes on the AG was in our Freshman orientation at college. He got up in the middle and walked to the bathroom and I remember thinking, "Oh man, if all the guys here wear parachute pants this is gonna be one long, lonely year."

2. The AG quickly became one of my best friends and so I did him a favor - and fixed him up with a girl on my Dorm hall. She was blond. And a cheerleader. And just his type. He stood her up one night to take me out instead.

3. When she found out he stood her up to take ME out she was furious! I told her not to worry about it, to 'look at her and look at me.' "Now honestly, do you really think he would choose me over you?" She actually AGREED with me. She then asked me to tape record him talking about her;to find out what he really thought. And I actually agreed to do it.

4. He took me to dinner and Christmas shopping at the Galleria. I had more fun with him then I had ever had with any girl/guy friend in my entire life.

5. Later that night I set the tape to record, placed it at the top of my opened purse, lay said purse on table, and began to record our conversation. I asked him about her, but he said he didn't want to talk about her (actually he said, "____? I have nothing to say about her. She's got a great car. I love to drive it. That's the extent of it."). Then he told me that he had asked me out to tell me something. He told me he had never had a girl become such a wonderful friend. And that at some point I had become his best friend. Then he told me that he thought he loved me.

6. The tape was still rolling.

7. It was the finest words I had ever heard come out of a mouth in my life. I cried. And told him that I thought I loved him too. He asked to hold my hand. And I said, "yes." And a few minutes later he had to wipe his hand on his jeans because my hand was sweating so much.

8. When I walked in my dorm room that night she was sitting there, waiting for me, with ALL of the cheerleading squad. She held her hand out for the tape.

9. I gladly handed it over. In fact, I think I pushed 'play.'

10. She called him and told him everything.

11. He was furious. He came storming over to my dorm room, picked me up, put me in his car, asked for the tape, threw it out the window and backed over it three times.

12. Then he laughed and said, "I have a feeling you are gonna be a whole lot to put up with. Am I right?"

13. I said "You have no idea."

14. We would give our right arms to still have that tape.


I love you.
With all my heart.

Melissa

40 comments:

ugagirl30 said...

That's awesome. Congrats! I have an anniversary this week too--five years, but hey, still a milestone. I feel like I have been married to this man my entire life--and not in a bad way! I love being married to him!

Michelle said...

Congratulations!! We celebrate our "14" this year, too.

What a great story!

Perksofbeingme said...

Wow. I can't imagine finding someone that you love so much to be together for 14 years! (is it obvious I come from a family with nothing but divorces?). This is amazing and I'm so happy for y'all!

Tabi said...

What a sweet, funny story!?! I kept waiting for you to say, no none of that is true..lol...I can't believe he ran over the tape! Happy Anniversary!!

Shelley said...

Congratulations!!! I also will have a 14 year anniversary this year. Only its in October on the 29th. There is so something to be said about being best friends first. I love DH more today than I did when I married him.
Hope you guys have a great day.

Amy said...

That is so sweet! You are lucky to have each other.

Sue said...

Congratulations on the anniversary!!!

I about died laughing reading this story, and wondered before I read it if you guys ever wished you still had that tape. You're quite brazen!

Rhonda said...

Oh, I so wish you still had that tape!

And YAY for the underdog kicking some serious snooty cheerleader butt!!!

Sarah W. said...

Congrats. That is both hilarious and sweet.

I mentor college girls. My advice is always to be yourself, because you want the guy to fall in love with the real you and how you act in the first months sets the tone for the entire relationship. In this case, my advice is true! LOL

Wags said...

Oooh, sweet story!

So I assume you'll be giving Remi a tape recorder to take along on her first date? :)

The Willmons said...

God bless the AG! He surely needs it.

Congratulations on your 14th anniversary.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!! May you have atleast 14 more!
jk (your book signing fill-in)
PS - Thanks to Jason I am now addicted to your blog. :-)

Summer Saldana said...

That is such a cute story! And 14 years is cause for celebration!

hugs....Summer

Tara said...

Awesome post! I love your story - and happy anniversary! I hope you guys have a terrific time together - here's to another 14+!!

Trish said...

Happy Anniverary!!

Anita J. said...

Congratulations! All the great anniversaries are in August! We had our 17th on the 17th. I wish you have that tape too. This is a great story. It sounds like something from a movie!

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary to you and the AG. May you have many, many more.

Sharon

Anita J. said...

I almost forgot:

Somebody tagged me and I can't stay "it" forever. I'm tagging you, but I'm giving you to the option to yell "GOT BASE!" See your name in lights here:

www.mudandcoffee.blogspot.com

Okay, your name isn't in lights, but if you hover over it, a little line pops up, and people can click on it.

Tracy P. said...

Now we need the post where the AG fills in the blank about the "you have no idea"! ;-)

Happy Anniversary!

Jenni said...

I love this story. I'm a sucker for a good romance. So few people seem really happy with their marriage that it always makes me smile to see couples who really love each other. Plus you write it really well.

elizabeth said...

What a GREAT story! We were asked to tell our story the other night at Bible study and had them rolling, so I really enjoy hearing a good one. Thanks for sharing (and Happy Anniversary!)!

Britt said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Ronnica said...

You would have worn the tape out by now if you still had it...just think about it that way. Happy anniversary!

Heather said...

What a great story...I love how much laughter you have in your marriage! Right from the beginning, apparently.

Happy anniversary!

justjuli said...

*sigh* What a great story! Too bad you don't have that tape anymore!

Rae said...

I just want to say "Thank You" from all the single, not cheerleader-skinny women out there. You just rekindled a small spark of hope that there are some pretty great men out there.

Summer V. said...

AWESOME love story! I was thinking of how cool it would be to have that monumental moment on tape....and then I kept reading, realizing that you didn't.

My husband and I have a similar story, and reading yours makes my heart bust for joy and love over our marriage and life together.

Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn said...

I think that is just about one of the best love stories I've ever heard. Seriously. I. LOVE. IT.

Happy Anniversary!!!! :)

Hairline Fracture said...

Best love story ever! It sounds like something from a romantic comedy. Happy Anniversary!

Lynda said...

I think I love you both...Happy Anniversary!

Tracy said...

Ok, it's very possible that I just cried... maybe. A little. But, you know, in a good way. Happy Anniversary!

The Rivers Family said...

Bummer you still don't have the tape but Yeah you still have him. =)

Britt said...

I almost cried when I read he ran over the tape ..

but who needs a tape when you've got him to tell it to you every day? :o)

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

Rhea said...

That's a great story. It sounds like you met your match, a man who could put up with you! lol Very romantic and sweet.

Congrats on your fourteen years!

Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Such a great story!!

Petts Allowed said...

Tell the AG that he needs to stop and count to 10...maybe 20 before he does something rash like that!!It could get him in trouble! Can't wait to see all 3 of you at preschool next week! give Remi a hug from me. Kathi

Lacey in the Sky said...

This is one of the finest stories I've ever heard in my life... :) Congratulations on the big 1-4!

Traci said...

Awww.. I love that story, and I love your blog. (Hi, I'm Traci btw, lol) It's hilarious that you let her listen to the tape too, lol.

I would wish that I had that tape too.. just one of those things that would be special to have.

The Collins Family said...

This is a great love story! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and must admit I have goosebumps thinking about the whole scene! Congratulations on 14 years!!!

Evi said...

Loved the story...so satisfying! I SO understand why you wish you still had the tape!