This week we celebrated the 41st anniversary of our first date. While out to dinner tonight I told Tom if there was any day I could watch as it happened, I would love to see our first date. What did we talk about? Did I talk too much? Probably, and I imagine I giggled a lot because that’s what I do when I’m nervous. Tom took me to the nicest French restaurant in Orlando. Yeah he knows how to do a first date well. I was smitten!
Today also happens to be the first day of Summer, another annual favorite of mine.
That leaves me with three more favorite firsts to share…
Our first wedding anniversary. We spent our’s in the Florida Keys. We lived in Miami at the time, so the Keys were an easy drive and so worth it. We were right on the water and enjoyed fishing and snorkeling.
Our first child. There is nothing quite like seeing a baby born that you know is the fruit of your love. I was the youngest in my family so I had not been around babies at all. It was quite the learning curve for me as a young mom at 22. Our birth announcements said, “Thank you, Lord, for giving our love life.” And now he is 37 years old and we couldn’t love him more.
Our first grandchild. We practically have two first born since Bristol and Norah were born 41 hours apart. And they have filled our lives with much joy for 12 years. Six more have come along after them and our Papa and Nana hearts are full.
Firsts are special because they are just that–firsts.
What are some of your favorite firsts?