We’re coming up on our 15 year anniversary this week. And it makes me all sentimental. About the people we used to be. So young and dreamy. So bold…did you know that Mr MIP played guitar in a chapel service at our college and – although I had met him before, I didn’t really know him. Afterward, mutual friends were talking to each other and Mr and I were left to talk to each other, I jokingly said, you did a great job today, can I have your autograph? and handed him a piece of paper. He returned it with “Will you go out to dinner with me?” Now, if you know Mr, you know that’s not quite like him…to be so bold and forward. But the rest is history!
One time on a way to a birthday party for one of his bandmates, we were pulled over by a policeman. The cop took Mr’s license and went back to the car…he came back in a few minutes and said that there was an arrest warrant out under his name. I freaked out. I didn’t know where we were… I didn’t really want Mr to be arrested! Trying not to cry, I watched as the cop pulled out handcuffs and asked if Mr knew what those were for. “Yes.” He pulled out a taser and asked if he knew what that was for…”Yes.” He pulled out a box and asked if he knew what that was for. “Yes.” Well, good luck the cop said.
And Mr turned to me and opened the box with my ring in it and asked me to marry him.
We laugh now, because maybe it wasn’t the most romantic way to get engaged, but it was the only way Mr MIP could think to surprise me! We went and ate at Hardee’s after we got engaged and then went on to the birthday party and watched Spinal Tap. What a romantic night!