) I also learned quickly not to challenge you on a dare, because you will go through with it, whatever it is. So there we were sneaking into the football stadium at 2 am in the morning, laying on the huge tiger paw on the 50 yd line, watching the shooting stars pass over us ( we saw four last night), and we just kept talking… About who we were, who we wanted to be, what we believed in, who Jesus was to us, and what we wanted to change in this world.That was the first time we ever hung out one on one. I woke up pinching myself in the morning asking if I had dreamt all that, and then quickly realizing I hadn’t because I still had to take that dreaded econ test!Fast forward a few weeks that were full of texts and calls asking nonchalantly if I would be at “XYZ” event and maybe we would bump into each other there.
Thankfully you were free because that could have been potentially awkward. I thought then, and still think now that you are one of the funniest people I know.
I couldn’t even be mad at you when we tried that fancy flip swing dance move and you dropped me because of the way you played it off like you meant that to happen and how much we were both laughing.
I do remember you specifically asking a couple weeks after that if you could take me on a “date” and it was a surprise.
You had the biggest smile on your face as you asked me what I was studying for and how great it was that you ran into me, while also slipping in a compliment about how pretty my earrings were.
Let’s just say we didn’t study that much, and I ended up just being stressed because you kept asking me questions about myself and trying to make me laugh, and whatever you did worked because I remember people shushing us from how much we were laughing.
It was really late so you offered me a ride back to my freshman dorm. When my response was a clear, “NO and that’s probably dangerous and you wouldn’t do it anyway,” of course your response was to immediately turn the truck around and sneak in.
We just kept talking, and as you drove by the football stadium you asked me if I had ever snuck in. (Maybe I should have been more worried about that fact that you knew how to sneak into the stadium?!
Today marks five years since our “first date.” It blows my mind to think about how long ago that was when it feels like just yesterday.
We had been acquaintances for a while, but something changed when I saw you walking towards me in the Cooper Library.