8 Years Baby, 8 Years

8 years ago today, I went to “The Secret Garden” play held at our high school. My friends were running late (and I was early, as usual) and I saw Mr. Knight chilling outside the theater. I walked up to him, M&M McFlurry in hand, and started chatting. He finished the rest of my McFlurry (and now finishes most my meals today). When it was time for the show to start and my friends were still not there, Mr. Knight and I walked into the theater and sat together. We cuddled during the show and exchanged phone numbers at the end of the night. I guess you can say, the rest is history!

Mr. Knight and I before our Junior Prom, about 7.5 years ago (wow I feel old!). Prom always fell around my birthday. I’m giving Mr. Knight a smooch after he just gave me a ring for my birthday. That’s totally my Grandma watching us in the background… awkward. Want to hear something cool? Mr. Knight’s sister (Sweet Bridesmaid) is a Junior in high school and just got a beautiful ring from her boyfriend for her birthday. Sooo sweet.
Taken from Mrs Gator’s crazy old archives

Every anniversary, I think back to that night and how things could have ended up differently for us if my friends had been on time for the play. It’s funny how things happen. Mr. Knight and I had been eyeing each other for years before that very night. Holding hands in Spanish class, slow dancing at homecoming, and passing notes to each other in Concert Band (yes… we were nerds). What was it about that night, which finally brought us together? Although Mr. Knight never “asked me out.” It was just inherent, we just knew (from that night on) we were a couple.

Oh my goodness, we look so little! This was taken before our Senior Homecoming dance.
Taken from Mrs Gator’s crazy old archives

And you know what’s weirder? That following Friday we went and saw (I believe) the 2nd Harry Potter film. Guess what comes out this Friday? Why, it’s another Harry Potter movie. 8 years later and Harry Potter is STILL in theaters. Crazy.

photo by Starks Photography

After 8 wonderful years, I can easily say I’m more in love with Mr. Knight today then I was ever. Everyday I fall in love with something else about Mr. Knight. He truly is my best friend. I’m so excited for what’s to come in our lives together.

There is comfort in knowing that no matter where life takes us, I need not worry, all I need is my Knight to keep me happy. :)

Happy Date-iversary Darling!

10 Comment

  1. It’s been the best 8 years of my life. Heck, it’s been 1/3 of my entire life…

    This article made me smile. I’m so lucky to have you in my life. But, I guess, you are more than in my life, you are my life. You’re my happiness personified.

    I love you sweety. Happy “date-iversary” too, haha.

  2. Gator Bridesmaid says:

    What a sweet post!!! You guys are so cute:) Congrats!!!

  3. Clare says:

    So cute!

  4. Jessica says:

    Oh my goodness, you two are the sweetest. Mr. Gators response had my heart fluttering, he obviously loves you!

  5. Brandi says:

    Aw, how adorable! I LOVE the photo of you as high school kids!

    Hooray for high school sweethearts!

  6. Gator MOM says:

    I remembered your father and I being a bit worried when you rec’d a diamond “friendship” ring. We were concerned that things were going too fast for you two. We were wrong. You both did it perfectly. Love you both so much. It’s going to be fun and exciting as we watch you both grow with your careers and someday…familyhood.

  7. britt says:

    How wonderful and sweet to journey down memory lane. I wish you many more years of happiness!

  8. kjpugs says:

    I don’t know what’s cuter, your beautiful post (LOVE IT!) or the sweet comments from your hubby and mom. Thanks for sharing with us, and Happy Date-aversary!!!

  9. so sweet!!!!! Thanks for sharing:)

  10. mama knight says:

    Trust me, it was no accident that your friends didn’t show up that night…there are no ‘accidents’. I’ve learned in my almost half century (crap I’m old!) of life that everything happens for a reason. God wanted you two together so He helped out a little :-)!!! I just love you two so much and am so proud of you I just don’t know what to say!

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