Today...the day of love! I'll join in with the trend by saying a little about the beginning 'us.'
I met Tyler my freshman year of college at a Bible study. Back then, I saw him as a quiet guy. But he was the quiet guy that really liked to talk. Most of the time, he talked to me about rocks and geographic forms, or oil rigs. I was really confused about that, so I just listened for a little while and moved on. I like rocks, but I didn't really want to have a 20 minute conversation about them.
We continued to be friends, occasionally studying together, or doing things with our Bible study or group of friends. At the end of the year, the organization had a
banquet christian prom. But the prom lacked dancing, of course. It was such a big deal, because suddenly all the crushes from the entire year or semester suddenly came out of the water. This was often how relationships started, of course they probably wouldn't really start until they got back from summer break and whatever mission trip they went on. Or sometimes people would casually go to banquet together. Almost all the girls had been asked by the boys to banquet already, except me and two of my good friends. I guess we weren't the in the "in" crowd.
Me being my outspoken freshman ridiculous self decided to go on a complaining tangent about this. This led to my most remembered quote from college. I was at dinner in the cafeteria with all my friends...this amount of people generally consisted of a packed 6 foot table, or more. But if there were more, it was so loud that your listening audience is only about three people down on either side. Within my listening circle were my girlfriends, and Tyler.
|This is part of the dinner table group. So imagine this, and about half of the dinner group are not in this picture.|
After my rant about how silly it was that we were the only girls who hadn't been asked yet, of course Tyler had no other choice (besides the fact that he liked me). First, he asked, "So what is the banquet?" My girlfriends explained it in short. Then he said, "Saxon, would you like to go to the banquet?" Me, still being in my sarcastic and opinionated mood (please believe me, I have become much more shy and introverted since this time in my life) responded to Tyler with this exact phrase: "Oh! I'll go with anyone!!"
As you might believe, I soon realized the awful thing that I said. I apologized profusely to Tyler, and assured him that I wanted to go to the banquet with him. All the while, my girlfriends laughed on and on.
Tyler just described my emotion at the time as "careless, enthusiastic and desperate." So very very sad and shameful. haha
Needless to say, I went to the banquet with Tyler. He bought me flowers, picked me up, and thus was the beginning of our not relationship, yet. It took me another year and three months before I would give in to liking him back. So here's to the beginning of our story. Silly, sarcastic, and abnormal.
|"I'll go with anyone."|
From this point forward, anytime Tyler has bought me flowers, the card ALWAYS says "I'll go with anyone."
Tyler, I'm so glad I went with you, and am going with you forever!
Happy Valentine's Day!