Wednesday, May 28, 2008

At first sight . . . or how I met Fiance



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 ;)

10 comments:

Amelia said...

I too had a law library romance! Well sort of... it didn't last, but it was fun and it definitely made me study/hang out at the library more!

Lauren said...

It was fun to learn how you met your husband! I need to share how I met mine.

Enjoy your week!

3gand1b said...

What a wonderful story...I did wonder why you were at the library so much!!!! I am so happy for you!crghu

Mia said...

Aawww, loved to read your story. I'm a terrible blogger and I haven't post much but this has definitely inspired me to share mine. Leave a comment if you visit! :)

magnoliabelle said...

What a great story! It gives me something to hope for:)

The Mrs. said...

Such a cute story! Hubbys bday is Nov 11th!

Always Organizing said...

What a great story! I will have to share mine on my blog :)

Muffy said...

I feel a "how we met" post coming along....

HAHA! Great story and post. CONGRATS on finding love in an unlikely place! :)

Judy said...

I love that story. Maybe we should try to buy the study carrels as a keepsake.

Kiki said...

Oh that was a great story, I was going to say the same thing as Judy...can you buy one of those carrels!!!