Ten years ago today, a handsome man dressed in a suit and tie, showed up at my door for a first date. (I mention the suit and tie because I appreciate when someone “dresses” for the occasion.) Though we had chatted on the phone and communicated online, we had never actually met in person. I also told pretty much everyone I knew where I was going, who I was going with, and what type of car he drove cause even though he didn’t look like a serial killer, well, you just never know. Better to be safe than sorry.
My date took me to the Summit, here in Colorado Springs, and he also presented me with a four-leaf clover which represents faith, hope, love, and luck. I of course looked fabulous in a black mini and a little green sweater, which kept me from getting pinched but hey, if the evening turned out good and I did want a pinch or two? Well that sweater could be taken off pretty darn quickly. The evening was wonderful, especially after we learned we both loved red wine and he admired my budget-priced but beautiful heels with just a bit of green beading. And even though neither one of us are Irish, there was a kiss or two. Or three.
Six months later that handsome stranger and I got married and here we are today celebrating that first date on St. Patrick’s Day, ten years ago. I don’t know if it was that four-leaf clover or not but St. Patrick’s Day did indeed turn out to be a very lucky day and the years since have been filled with hope, faith, and love. Lots of love.
Every year we go to the Summit on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate that first date and I wear the same exact outfit that I wore that night. (We did miss one year due to a blizzard and ended up eating tuna casserole with me in the dress and him in a suit.)
You know, I’m really glad he didn’t turn out to be a serial killer! And whether you’re celebrating with a glass of wine or lifting a Guinness or two, please stay safe and don’t drink and drive.
Here’s some info on the Summit in case you live in the area or are planning to visit. (It obviously is a fave of ours!)
However you celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, I hope your day is like the four-leaf clover…filled with faith, hope, luck, and love.
….And Paul, here’s to our tenth anniversary of that lucky first date. I love you! (I’ll see you tonight and you know what I’ll be wearing!)