In October of last year I received an unexpected card from Marco. It was a card in honor of our 5 year “anniversary” since meeting each other the night of October 19, 2006. It’s pretty easy for Marco to remember the date since he went out with a group to the Predators vs Devils hockey game. My flight arrived that night so I didn’t meet him until after the group returned.
You have stolen my heart. Look! It’s completely gone. For you.
On the inside of the card he writes: “Today is October 16th. That means it is 3 days removed from our 5 year anniversary of first meeting one another. I’m sure neither of us realized how important that day would become. 🙂 And there were so many random factors at play that helped us to meet & hang out. … Anyways, I’m happy you walked into my life. I don’t plan on letting you walk out of it. xoxo. So let me wrap this card up in Dutch: Ik hoop dat je de kaart leukt vindt. (I hope you like the card.)”
Within a week of us meeting (and after he returned to the Netherlands) I had him setting his alarm for 1AM just to talk to me online. That’s apparently how cool I am! I also used to stay up late to see him after he woke up for his job, but those days are sadly behind me.
In other news, I must admit that I am very glad that the predicted snow we were supposed to get yesterday didn’t even stick to the streets. I am sure that the predicted 2 inches did fall… it just didn’t stay. Keep in mind that I am the person who is required to open the library 6 out of 7 days if the college closes, and you’ll understand why this makes me happy. I also live on a fairly steep hill, so getting to the bus stop can be… interesting in the winter.