Number 9 has been our number for lots of reasons and today it's because it's our 9 year anniversary of being together.
I remember working at the Day Center in 2001 and Julie, the nurse, was trying to set us up. I really liked him and had liked him since I started there in July but I had a boyfriend at the time who I later broke up with. We went Christmas shopping for our families together that year, just as friends, but we both liked each other. I introduced him to my family on one of our Christmas shopping nights together. Then Josh told us he was moving to Springville. I was sad I wasn't going to see him anymore. We had become really good friends in the course of those few months so I wrote him a letter (which he still has) telling him how much I was going to miss our Mt. Dew runs in the middle of the day and how happy I was that I got to know him. I told him I would like to come down and visit him since some of my family lives down that way I could stay with them.
I was working at the Day Center on Christmas night because someone was there for respite and Josh came to see me. I was so excited he came to see me! He looked so cute in his baby blue sweater, baby blue hat and those sparkling baby blue eyes. His eyes, they melt me. He was leaving for Springville in the morning and asked if I wanted to help him move down.
So we drove his little purple truck down to Springville and unloaded some of his things and headed back home. I told him I would come down that weekend to see him. I did. I got there Friday night, and we just hung out in his house for the night and we've been together ever since. I got so attached to him so quickly. I opened up to him so fast. I drove all the way down there every weekend to see him. I brought my old dance tapes down for him to watch with me (now that's just embarrassing!) which he politely did. He showed me all these new songs and artists he found. We spent lots of time in that house in the short 3 months Josh lived there, just the two of us getting to know each other.
I love you my love. Thank you for 9 wonderful years. As long as I have you, I have all I'll ever need. I'm so grateful to have you. I hope we have an eternity together!