So, it's been a while since I talked about Mr. RH on here. Lots of reasons for that, but the most important of which is that he's been pretty stressed at school. And it has been extremely hard on both of us.
Really early in our relationship, I decided that this guy must be pretty special... and even though I was using an extremely jank phone at the time (and he had an iPhone... and before that some other smart phone), and that I needed to start keeping all my texts from him. I didn't keep all of them, or even a lot of them - just enough to keep things interesting.
So, without further ado, I can give you all a little peek into what it's like to date Mr. RH... over a year ago. These are all from last summer.
"Waking up in the middle of the night and having trouble falling back to sleep… I think your lack of sleep is contagious." June 18, 2011, 2:41 am
"I have been awake for 26 minutes now, with no luck falling back to sleep… I am blaming a certain someone." June 19, 2011, 6:38 am
"I can pretend it’s Christmas and go back to sleep until the adults decide it’s time to get up. Feels like Christmas to me this month. Just saying." June 29, 2011, 8:10 am
Late at night after our first kiss (and I think he also had a promotion at work): "Thanks for a great celebratory night. I hope you made it home before you turned into that pumpkin." June 25, 2011, 12:02 am.
"Are you saying I’m the guy equivalent of dumb but pretty? Cause I might be offended!" June 26, 2011, 5:11 pm
"Haha you are cute. I’m glad you want to impress me though, makes me feel like it’s a level playing field since god knows I want to impress you." June 26, 2011, 10:15 pm
"I’m feeling very persecuted right now. You try dating you, and tell me you don’t have happy thoughts. It’s just part of the territory. Just saying." June 28, 2011, 8:29 am
Photo from September 2012
I had asked him what he had told his family about me... "Just that you are great and gorgeous and everything I could want." July 13, 2011, 4:29 pm
"I will remember that… I like you on my side. You can stay there as long as you like." July 15, 2011, 11:02 pm
"You are crazy! Even with tears streaming down your face you are the most beautiful woman in the world. Too beautiful for description…" August 6, 2011, 8:38 pm I wonder what I was boo-hooing about?
So yeah... even in the midst of the most un-fun stuff we've ever dealt with together, this is the man I fell in love with. I love him so much.
It's weird to look back though, especially to a time that was much more carefree. Do you ever look back on stuff like this? It just highlighted to me how crazy things are and how much can change in a year.