The Best Ten Years of My Life

It all began ten years ago today.

On November 3, 2003 a beautiful winter afternoon I finally summoned the courage to ask Jenn out. This wasn't the first time I'd asked her. Two months prior I was turned down, being told that she wasn't ready. My heart was broken but not enough to stop me from trying again. Our friendship grew, I fell even harder for her, and on that day I finally mustered enough courage to ask her again. 

I don't remember much prior to asking her that day. I know I drove my parents Honda Pilot to school, and I know I didn't pay attention to anything all day, knowing that after 5th period I was going to ask Jenn out again. We met up like we always did and I walked her to her car before she went off for a tennis match. I remember thinking its now or never and I spurted out the first words that came to mind. Do you want to give us a try? Not very romantic but it did the trick. An hour later I received a text message from Jenn asking if that meant we were boyfriend and girlfriend. I remember my heart dropped thinking, well yah what else could that possibly mean. And so started a journey of a lifetime. 

Since then those high school Junior/Senior have grown up together. We went to college together. We've traveled the world together. We have laughed together, cried together, and done everything inbetween. We have gone through both the best days and worst days of our lives, and never once has our love or our friendship wavered.  

Jenn is the better side of me. She always has been, even before she finally said yes. It's hard to imagine not only a day but a moment without her. And although these ten years have flown by it only makes me even more excited for the next ten, twenty and beyond. I just hope she never wants to stop giving us a try.