Thursday, October 25, 2007

eleven years

The first time I saw Scott I thought he looked mean.
He was a rapper, after all.
(He was flowing like the motion of the ocean,
coming out as smooth as Johnson's Baby Lotion.)
My friend, Leslie, and I hunted him down to ask him
if he knew a good rap song with the word "Jump" in it
since we needed it for our "Jump" lip sync medley at
our college talent show.
(Jump by Van Halen, Jump for my love by The Pointer Sisters, etc.)
He recommended Jump Around by House of Pain
but we went with Jump by Criss Cross and wore our outfits backwards,
baggy pants and all.
Ahhhh, the early nineties, those were the days.
In the spring of 1994, I met Scott again.
And I thought, he is not mean. He is HILARIOUS.
And tsgs, I love hilarious.
The more we hung out, the more I wanted to be around him.
I told myself,
"I don't like him. I don't like him. He's nice. But I don't like him."
Because for my whole life I was thinking,
there will never be someone who really fits with me,
who loves me, who wants to be with me.
And then one day, Leslie confronted me.
"You like a short rapper!" she said.
"No!" I said.
(By the way, Scott says he is medium not short.
Short is anything below him).
"Yes!" I said. "Yes, I like him."
Then it was out there hanging in the air, in the universe,
I had said it outloud and now it was real.
And then there was that nauseous feeling
that maybe this was like all the other times
when there was all that liking going on and it ended up disastrously.
But it wasn't. It was the opposite. He liked me back.
And tomorrow will be our eleven year anniversary.
Eleven. Years.
2 youth groups, 3 sweet boys, and 1 church plant later,
we still like each other.
Except when we have to clean the house. Then we get angry.
But after the house is clean we like each other again.
Tomorrow we are going to celebrate because 11 years is no small thing.
And I still think he is hilarious.
I don't know all our plans yet. He's been a little vague.
Maybe he wrote a rap for me.


julie said...

Hilarious is awesome! We are big on hilarious around here. Just this morning before he left for work, Chris made me laugh so hard I snorted coffee.

Congratulations to you and Scott on 11 years! Love to you both!

Erica said...

Eleven years is GREAT. You've beat the odds many times over and you still love being with each other. What could be better than that? Not much. Love you both. Have a great get-away!

Shane said...

I remember driving to Accounting class at Cabrillo and Scott pocessing the possibility of you and he! Hee hee! What a great love story!

Cari said...

Happy Anniversary.........Marriage is the best when it is with the person God gave you!!!! Wow, Scott and I have been married almost 14 years...........oh, the drama that you and I went through to get here. Have a "hilarious" day together.
Cari Brown

Leslie said...

I remember the days of the Naked Grape (which really sounds wrong now, doesn't it?) and Scott and Sue engaging in Love Karate because they liked each other but they hadn't told each other. So the only way they could touch was by play fighting. Ahh...the good old days. Please give Scott a kick from the Moores. We love you guys! Les

Anissa said...

Congrats on 11 years - awesome!

susanna said...

Thanks for all the congrats! We were a little confused being alone without the children...we actually had moments of silence in our conversations...but it was so fun!