I worked 4 nights over the past weekend and into the beginning of the week and so I missed a special day. Five St Patty's days ago I stood in the bathroom of a Mexican restaurant, talking to one of my high school besties about a "date" I was about to go on with a guy I had a crush on from high school. I was newly single and was very much enjoying it, BUT this date held some weight because it was with a guy I stood next to at a party quite a few years prior, listening to him talk about someone who wasn't me, to someone who wasn't me, and I thought 'Wow, what a good guy. I want to marry him someday'. No one knew this, I never even talked about it until our wedding weekend, and so I didn't make a big deal of the weight the night carried. Our conversation was light, but as we left my friend @linds_jordan13 out of no where said, "you know, he'd be such a good dad to your kids someday." And we laughed because I mean, the last time we had really seen or talked to each other involved far too many drinks in freshman year of college, a ride in a pizza truck, and silly accents @chelsea_kayee😂 Plus how much of a first "date" is meeting at the bar on St Patty's Day? But still she was right and I knew it. As we walked to the bar my mind raced with images of him as a dad. Meanwhile he was waiting outside the bar with his parents convincing them that I wasn't standing him up😂 Sorry Steve. Now you know it's just next to impossible for me to be on time to anything ever. This is the first picture we ever took together and will forever be one of my favorites. It's such a good depiction of what that year was like. Silly, light-hearted, a little blurry, and fun. So.much.fun. A year later we found ourselves gifted with a little life. It was not easy and we were not on the fast track to get married, in fact we had hardly talked about it in that year. But here we are 5 years, 2 kids, a wedding, a house, a dog, and a cat later and let me tell you, he truly is the BEST dad, and husband!, out there. I'm so thankful for this night and for our little family. I just can't imagine it any other way......except maybe next year I'll trade my scrubs for some green and we can celebrate us.