Today is my hubby's birthday. It was shortly before his birthday 13 years ago when we met.
K-State Homecoming 1997
My sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) and his fraternity (Delta Sigma Phi) were homecoming partners - along with another fraternity whose name I cannot recall! Yikes! We did an event back then during homecoming called "body building". No, we did not lift weights. We actually built with bodies! It was basically a cheerleading / dance routine. When I was a freshman at K-State, I did not get to pick my stunt partner, and was not all that happy with my pairing. So, when I was a sophomore, I wanted a choice! I quickly scanned the line-up of "Greek" men to find the best looking guy who looked strong enough to actually lift a girl off the ground easily. My eyes rested on a handsome junior - Jerry.
I quickly ran over to him and said "You're my partner!"
If only I had known how true those words were! We did not date right away because I was already dating someone else. Jerry fell into the friend category for a year and a half. Then, on a beautiful day (when I just-so happened to be single), I ran into Jerry on campus between classes. I asked if he'd like to go out Saturday night. He said yes, and asked if I had any plans Friday as well. I did have plans - to watch a chick-flick with my Theta sisters, but he could join us if he wanted - and he did!
I'm sure I will blog about our first date another time, but for now - this is the story of how we met, and how the romance began.
13 years and 3 kids later, he's still my partner.