I recently got an alumni update email from my law school. I found out that my law school is renovating their law library and they are getting rid of the old carrels. This made me sad because this is where I met Fiance. The above picture isn't my law school but the desk is very similar to the one I had.
At my law school everyone could get a desk in the law library. Most people did this and it was your desk for the whole school year. I didn't have one my first year, but I decided to get one my second year. I remember walking with the librarian and she showed me the available carrels. We walked for awhile and then I found my carrel. I don't know what it was, possibly fate, but I just knew I was supposed to have that desk.
I have to admit I was a little excited (okay a lot) to see that the desk next to me obviously belonged to a guy. There were old mugs, notecards strewn across the desk, plus a random mix of highlighters and pens. Clearly, this was not a woman's desk. I hoped that he wasn't already taken.
It was a couple of days, until I met my new neighbor. I still remember the night I walked to my desk and he was there with his wonderful smile. I still remember what I was wearing. I had on jeans and a very unflattering black fleece. I didn't know yet that he was going to be my husband, but I did know that I trusted him almost immediately. He took off his ear phones and introduced himself. He was funny and happy.
After that first meeting, I started going to the libary a lot. My mom asked me why I was spending so much time at the library. "Why didn't I study at home anymore" and "did I have a new library boyfriend." I would secretly get mad when I went to the library and he wasn't there. I knew he had been there because my Sour Patch Kids were quickly disappearing.
Fiance told me about a Halloween party (my favorite holiday) and that was the first time we hung out outside of the law library. I invited him to have drinks with me and some friends and that night he asked me out on date. I was so excited. I really, really, really liked him.
Our first date was on November 11. Ironically its my sister's birthday and it was my Granddaddy's birthday as well. I couldn't believe how easy the conversation flowed. It was so fun and I didn't want it to end. I remember thinking that it was the best date I had ever gone on. We became serious very quickly. Fiance later told me that he knew who I was before that first night in the library. I guess he had seen me and he asked one of his friends (now one of our groomsmen) who I was.
I am so lucky. There is nothing like love in the library.
Please feel free to share how you met your significant other/fiance/husband . . . either in a comment or on your blog!
PS - that was definitely not my best semester in law school despite the amount of time I spent in the library ;)