Four Years Ago

On June 22, 2007, a boy from Seattle and a girl from Pennsylvania were brought together by all the right circumstances and fell in love.

Here is our "how we met" story:

My best friend and I were living in Asheville, NC working as teachers when she met an Air Force pilot stationed in Fayetteville, NC.  They fell in love and got engaged.  On June 22, I traveled to Fayetteville to be there for their wedding the next day.  That night, I went with them to a squadron party held at a house next to a lake.  We went out for a boat ride shortly after arriving.  While in the middle of the lake, another boat pulled up next to us and the two boats stopped and were tied together.  Johnnie was on one boat and I was on the other, sitting across from each other.  We started talking and kept talking for the rest of the evening.

A couple hours after we met... I obviously liked him even then ;)

The next day at the wedding, I was the Maid of Honor and Johnnie was the Best Man.  Really!  We spent the whole day together.

That was the beginning of a long-distance summer relationship...

... followed by me moving to Georgia where he had just gotten stationed...

... to getting engaged the following summer (in Guatemala)...

... to getting married six months after that (in Las Vegas)!

Who knew that meeting a guy in the middle of a lake in North Carolina would change my life forever?  Life has such surprising ways of working itself out :)

Hugs, Thanks, and a Happy Anniversary to my best friend and her husband! Without them, we would not have met.

"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day
so I never have to live a day without you."
~Winnie the Pooh

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