Sometimes I tell Robert that I picked the hardest situation to jump into. I met him and we hit it off immediately. We had a first dates where we couldn't stop talking to each other and didn't want the date to end. After that we were mostly inseparable. But it wasn't easy.
We were both just out of divorces. I never had to see my ex again, but he had a 2 year old with his. He had an ex, a toddler and was still reeling from nasty and sneaky divorce proceedings. He also had his mom and dad living with him, because his father couldn't work due to a myriad of health problems. And three months into our courtship I got pregnant.
So to recap, I got a new little kid in my life, a complete stranger that would come to dictate some of it, both of our very real and heavy insecurities from failed marriages, live in in-laws and my first baby.
Nothing like taking the hard road. But it's okay, because you know what I got in return? An amazing stepdaughter to love, learning to overcome obstacles, new found belief in myself, a live in loving supportive new family and my first beautiful little girl. (and later another beautiful little girl)
And most importantly I got the best thing in my whole world, my husband. He is my strength, my best friend, my heart, my other half. And I wouldn't trade it for anything.
How did you meet your significant other?