A Time to Reminisce

For those of you who don’t know the story of how David and I met here is some background. It was August 2000 and I was the ripe age of thirteen enjoying my awkward phase as an 8th grader. All of a sudden, I heard that a group of baseball players had sought out a school where they could all come together and develop a championship team. One of those baseball players is my now husband, David Adams.
It was pretty cool to think that our small 100-student 1A school could have a killer baseball team. That year was pretty successful and if I can recall correctly, I believe we made it to the HS regional semi-finals game with a group of 8th and 9th graders. Right before the school year was over, David managed to ask me out via AOL and some persuasion from my best friend. Ahhh eight grade! David and I were beyond shy at that age and it took us some time to break out of our shells.
A few weeks went by and what can I say, I doubt we ever held hands. I am honestly laughing right now because two shy kids don’t exactly make for an interesting tale. Now the story gets better when a few weeks later David broke up with me! The rascal actually said he wanted to be single while he played summer travel ball and he just didn’t want to be tied down. As if I was tying anything down! HAHA
I can laugh about this now, but at the time I was furious! Once summer ball was over and school started up again, David told a bunch of his teammates that he couldn’t believe he had broken up with me and that I was looking really good. Well of course I was – I hit puberty and suddenly started developing into a women, all curves along for the ride. Mind you, as I was developing into a woman, David was still in his awkward fourteen-year old boy phase. He did manage to grow a few inches, which definitely helped his not-so-cute bleach blond hair that was a result of a fun summer ball tradition.
After a few months of me being a ____ (rhymes with witch) towards him, I eventually got over the “heartbreak” and started pushing him to ask me out, again… Now, remember when I told you David is a Taurean? Well Taurus is the sign of the bull, and just like a bull, he is stubbornnnnnnnn. It took a lot of poking and prodding to FINALLY get him to ask me out again; once he finally did though, I wasn’t about to let him go. I grabbed his hand and at that moment we were attached at the hip the remainder of high school.
At this point I will leave you with a to be continued…. Many more stories to come, including what happened when David decided to go to UVA and I stayed in Miami to attend the “U.”


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