our love story

It started back in 2005
We hadn’t crossed paths yet and we wouldn’t for another 3 years,
but this is where our love story began…
We were both working for the same company.
We sat three desks away from each other.
Almost a year went by.
I’m sure during that year we walked past each other in the hall,
maybe even got coffee (hot chocolate for me) at the same time.
I know that we attended some of the same meetings.
But out of over 100+ employees,
his face and his name was one of the few that I didn’t recognize and vice versa.
I should also mention that we lived three houses away from each other, too. 
Three seems to be our magic number
We sat three desks aways from each other
We lived three houses away from each other
We *finally* met three years after working together
We met at a holiday party
(for the company that we worked at in 2005. It’s 2008 now.)
Neither of us worked there at this point,
but we both went to the party with other friends that still worked there.
A group of people went over to Luke’s apartment downtown before the holiday party.
This is when I officially met Luke.
We didn’t pay any attention to each other at first.
He was playing video games,
and I was chatting with his roommate to see if we knew anyone in common
that worked for the Mariners or the Sonics,
since he spent some time working in professional sports in Seattle.
I was working for the Seattle Mariners at this time
The night progressed and after many drinks, some bites of food
and a lot of dancing at the company holiday party,
we found ourselves talking to each other.
We ended up hanging out the rest of the evening,

when the party moved over to the bars, we went together.
When the party moved over to their apartment, I, too attended.

We all stayed up until 6am dancing in the living room, watched the sun rise and the snow fall.
He drove me to my friends house and we exchanged numbers.

From that moment on I knew that there was something that I liked about him.
I learned that he was from Chicago and I liked that about him.
I learned that we had both worked for a few professional sports teams
(him: Bulls and Blazers; me: Blazers, Sun sand Mariners)
I liked that about him and us as well.
We seemed to have a lot in common right from the start.
And the fact that we both obviously love to have a good time.

Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months and before we knew it, we were each taking turns driving up to Seattle and down to Portland to spend time with each other nearly every other weekend. We formed a very close friendship from the beginning that naturally turned into a relationship.

When we got tired of the drive back and forth from Seattle and Portland (which was often)
we’d plan trips a d meet up in different cities.
Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Miami…

When we got tired of the drive and meeting separately on trips that we’d rather be traveling together on, I moved back down to Portland.

Since we’ve both been in the same city,

we bought our first house and got our first puppy together here in Portland. We couldn’t be happier with how our life is turning out and we’re so happy that we get to share it together.

And that is all. For now.

9 thoughts on “our love story

  1. Reading love stories inspires me to just wait for my perfect match. I am very glad that you had found the love of your life and both of you are happy with each other. Keep your love for each other to be a strong and everlasting. God bless you both! :')college dating


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