Some of you may have read or heard me say that today is Mike & my 4 year anniversary. However, what you may not know is how many of you were there the night that we started our relationship.
Mike & I had been on a few dates and spent time together before June 9, 2006, but it wasn't really until that night that anything got serious. On that Friday, I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona and was planning a party for my family & friends. I had invited Mike to both the graduation and the party, but in all honesty I did not expect him to sit through a boring 2 or 3 hour commencement ceremony.
Well, let me tell you how shocked I was to discover that Mike had showed up to the ceremonies and sat with my friends & family throughout the whole thing. He then headed back with us to my parents house and stayed for the entire party!
Now because it was such a great party, the details are a little fuzzy in my head. What I do know is that he was by my side the entire night and was up again the next morning helping my father and I clean up. I'm pretty sure that the sight of Mike's true character was enough to get our relationship going.
I am so blessed to have him in my life, and I'm grateful to all of the people around us that have supported us over the past 4 years. As we get are preparing to host Mike's graduationg party at our home together this weekend, I get to look back at the last few years and just be grateful. I guess all of his hard work paid off in school, and his patience with me has pulled us through a lot in our time together. I could not imaging anyone else in my life, and I look forward to all of the wonderful times we have ahead of us.
The truth is, I think Mike loves me because of my family's ability to make amazing tacos in large quantities. Just ask him.