And sappy romantic movies. But only if they were originally in book form, preferably in the 1800's.
Ooh! Wanna hear a cool story! Ready?
So, yesterday, my buddy Emily came to visit. Emily is awesome. She is, in fact, pretty incredible. I could list all her qualities, but we don't have all day. Sufficeth to say, she is waaaay cooool. Anywhosers, Emily and I seem to have a lot in common. We love our kids, we love healthy eating, we love the baking thing, we love travel, we love gardening, we love learning, we love the Gospel...but this is the funniest part. Which makes it kind of cool:
She used to date my husband.
I know, right?! Emily was Brandon's girlfriend before his mission (and kind of during his mission). They were very, very close, but by the time I entered the picture, they had both realized they weren't supposed to be together. No hard feelings on either side, too (which makes it a tad easier, dontcha think?). Anyway, I knew that Emily was a very important part of Brandon's life (or was) and so I decided, at the tender age of 19, that I would not be one to demand my husband cease and desist all relationships with former girlfriends.
That sounds weird. Even now. I know.
But stay with me. I realized that demanding he not be friends with any females just because he was married to me was slightly immature. So, I befriended Emily (and another one of his female friends, Bethany). She came to our wedding reception. We attended the Temple when Emily received her endowments. We attended her farewell when she left to serve a mission in Spain. We wrote her letters. We attended her wedding reception. We've exchanged Christmas letters throughout the years. And yesterday? She and her kids came to visit! Huzzah!
I'm sure some of you think it's strange that I would be friends with someone who could have ended up marrying my husband. But I don't. If anything, I think it makes me like her more. I mean, Brandon is the best thing in the whole entire world, and if someone else recognized that even a little bit? Even a long time ago? Just proves to me how smart they are.