Wednesday, October 13, 2010

30 Day Challenge ~ Day 3

Day 3 ~ First Love

This one, believe it or not, was actually kind of a tough one for me. While I was tempted to take the cliche route and choose my husband, I knew in the back of my mind this wouldn't be the honest to God truth. I did love someone before I met him. At least I thought I did.

I didn't really date anyone seriously through high school or college. It wasn't until I was 24 that I had my first real boyfriend. The first person I said "I love you" to. At the time I thought it was love. But in hind site I realize it really wasn't. I think I was in love with the idea of love. At 24 when all the people around me were planning weddings and finding their soulmates I was starting to fear I'd never be in their shoes. I'd be the eternal third wheel. Always the bridesmaid...never the bride. So I did the worst thing a girl can do. I let myself fall in love with the first person I found. I let him break my heart. I was young and foolish. I'll admit it. But do I regret it? Nope. Because in the end it taught me what real love was. That's the love I have for my husband. The kind where you don't have to be someone you're not. The kind that doesn't lie to you. The kind that makes you feel like the prettiest girl in the room. The kind that's unconditional. That's the kind of love everyone deserves and I feel like the luckiest girl alive everyday knowing that I've found it. Even if I did have to kiss a few frogs along the way.


9 comments:

Molly said...

LOVE this! Haven't most of us had to kiss a few frogs before finding our amazing men now?! I think so!

And congrats on the first payday at the new job! YAY :)

Lacey said...

Nice to know I'm not alone!
Love your wedding pic, btw. Your fur stole is fantastic. Winter weddings are the best!

Kelly and Sara said...

lol I love it!

B said...

Amen, sister! Don't ya just like the men you "loved" before you find your husband. It's crazy how the level of love is not like anything before. Love :)

KatiePerk said...

So sweet because it is so honest! Great post! And how sweet is that payday!!!

Kit said...

I love that wedding picture!

Jenni said...

I love this post! I thought I was the only person who didn't put their husband as their first love!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love that wedding photo!

Jules said...

Ah yes, I am very familiar with the heartbreaker. I went through something similar around 24 and I never thought I’d move on. Thank god Geof came along and made me see what real love is. I’m happy you found your love too :)

I’m loving your posts for this challenge btw!