I feel like in order to know Josh, you kind of have to know how we met. Josh will kind of slump down when people ask “how did you two meet?” because it was 8 years ago when “meeting a guy on the internet” was still out of the norm and somewhat creepy. But that’s our beautiful story: Myspace.
I had just gotten back from a regretful weekend getaway. I walked into work on Monday morning, plumped my butt down in my office chair, logged onto Myspace, and much to my surprise had a message in my inbox from a guy named Josh. The message took all but 1 second to read:
“Hey” it said.
So I’m like, who was this guy and why were all of his pictures taken from 40 feet away? Doesn’t he know a girl can’t see how cute he is from that far away? Oh yeah…and why is he messaging me?
Josh was a single Christian guy and had stumbled across my Myspace profile. He thought I was cute and he liked what my “about me” description said. I was a young girl who was tired of living a terrible life and wanted a fresh start with Jesus.
We messaged back and forth quite a bit the next couple of days, enough to bring him up in conversation with my mom and my aunt. Those two being the women they are, decided to get on Myspace and see who this guy was… and this is where the story gets crazy. They knew him! They knew his family! In fact, we found out that our family’s were very close. My dad used to work for his dad. My mom’s family used to vacation with his dad’s family. Our cousin’s rodeo together. My aunt was his aunt’s maid of honor in her wedding. The list goes on and on… So after realizing that I basically knew this guy since I was kid (we just never actually met…), we met up for lunch.
Here we are…8 years later.
There’s a lot of details I’m leaving out:
…Like how the first time he came to my apartment resulted in us both thinking “this will never work!”
…And about how he freaked out that I told him I loved him first because we had only been dating for….well, does that even matter?
…And how he realized that he loved me while the doctors were wheeling me through the hospital hallway.
…And how he couldn’t keep in the surprise that my engagement ring was on it’s way and was super mad that he told me about it.
But we’ll save those fun memories for another day.