I met Grant six years ago at a party hosted by my roommates at the time (Mike and Chantel). You see, we had a chestnut tree in our backyard, and being the people that we were, we needed to find out how they tasted when roasted over an open fire (ahem…grill). I met Grant and a few of his friends that night, and I knew that we would be good friends someday. I am such a dork, I even wrote it in my journal.
The only problem I had with him was that he brought Swisher Sweets cigars. Being the cigar connoisseur that I am*, I told him that our friendship would not last long if he kept bringing them to parties.
Well, Grant and I were married exactly three years ago in Albert Lea, Minnesota at a park on the lake (so you know how the cigar situation turned out). My dad walked me down the aisle to “Fly” by Sara Groves, and by the time I reached Grant, I was dripping with sweat (it was at least 90 degrees, 100% humidity, and about as still as it could be). But hey, we still got married, and we enjoyed having all of our friends and family in the same place.
We lived in Menomonie, Wisconsin for the first six months of our marriage. I worked at the ARC of Dunn County while he finished his last semester of college. In December of that year, Grant got a job in Blaine, and we quickly packed our bags because we were thrilled to go back to Minnesota.
I prepared for nursing school by taking a CNA class and working full-time. I applied for nursing school in January 2013, was accepted in May, and I started in August.
I am so thankful to have Grant as support during school. He often takes over the cooking, pretends to be my patient so I can learn my nursing skills, helps me with my projects, and is always there when I need to take a break from the madness.
We plan on celebrating our anniversary at Punch Pizza tonight and then heading on over to the budget theater for their $1 showings on Tuesdays. We know how to party!
Happy anniversary, Grant! Looking forward to what another year brings. I love you.
*For all of you concerned about my health, I want you to know that I do not smoke cigars any more. 🙂