Well, I suppose I should talk about how we met. We “met” in Programming I freshman year. By “met” I mean I didn’t think Jim talked to anyone. Steve, Jim's brother, tried to help me during that class because I had a lot of trouble. I honestly thought Steve really didn’t like me at all because every time I saw him he’d either call me “loser” or just glare at me. I mean, anyone else in the world would think he was joking (because he was) but silly freshman Emily didn’t see it as this (which I think is funny now). I recall Steve and his girlfriend (now wife) Kendra telling me to take Jim to KP formals in October. However, I was dating someone else at the time and I actually ended up being out of town that weekend anyway. The only thing I can remember about freshman year is Jim telling me I look awful. I apparently was having a terrible day and looked like I was angry at the world. I mean, we’d say hi and such whenever I saw him but it was never anything more than that.
Moving on. The beginning of sophomore year was a bit rough for me. I just broke up with my boyfriend of 3 years (which was a very unhealthy relationship). I was a mess. I didn’t know who to turn to or what to do with myself. I guess through my desperate cries of help on my Facebook (or just my uber-depresso statuses) made a couple people send me messages asking if I wanted to talk ever. Steve being one of those people. He had gone through a similar situation his sophomore year. He kept messaging me and asking me if I wanted to hang out with him and his group of friends. For a while I was just lame and sulked in my room.
For the next couple of days and weeks, I started hanging out with that group of people (Jim being one of them). I always had such a good time. I had my KP semi-formals coming up and I thought it would be a good opportunity to ask Jim. I asked Steve if that was a good idea and both Kendra and Steve immediately messaged/texted me and said to go for it. I had an awesome time.
A couple days later, Jim texted me again and said “we should play guitar hero sometime”. We decided on Tuesday night to do this. Pretty much at this point I still considered him to be super shy and was surprised he asked me to hang out. He came over and (my goodness is this awkward) held hands for a bit. We watched TV for a long time and talked a bit. Then when I thought he was going to tell me he was leaving he leaned over and kissed me. I was soooo taken back. But happy at the same time. Plus this whole time I was thinking, am I going to be the one that has to kiss him first? Hah. He isn’t so shy after all I guess that was our first official "date". This was in January 2010.
He has turned into my best friend and the person that I cannot live without. I have regained my faith through him as well as developed some awesome friendships with his friends. I could not ask for anything more. I know for certain that this is the person that I am supposed to be with (and it helps that both of our families approve as well!) We are huge nerds (as we are both tech/engineering majors) and we love to play video games together for dates! We've been together a year and a half and we graduate college May 2012 together. I cannot wait to marry my best friend (whenever that may be!)
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