Back in the day, while Micah and I were dating, my roommate would play the piano and we would all stand around it and sing. Some of the music she would play was from Les Mis, and I especially connected with this line Fantine sings: “He spent a summer by my side, he filled my days with endless wonder . . . but he was gone when autumn came” because Micah and I were only planning to date for the summer. He was going to be gone to a new job in the big city when autumn came.
Of course that didn’t happen, but it still seemed appropriate that we see Les Mis for our 8th anniversary date.
Back in the day, while Micah and I were living in Hawaii, if ever we wanted to feel like we were going on a fancy date, or if ever we had company over and wanted to go some place nice, we’d go to The Cheesecake Factory in Honolulu.
So it seemed appropriate that after we saw Les Mis we head on over to The Cheesecake Factory for a bite (or 100) to eat.
Back in the day, after Micah asked me to marry him, we went to Graeter’s to celebrate with a scoop of delicious ice cream.
So it seemed appropriate that after we finished up at The Cheesecake Factory, we get some fancy ice cream.
Back in the day . . . I mean every day of our lives . . . Micah and I plan to treat ourselves to something nice, something new. But then we can’t find exactly what we’re looking for, and we don’t really want to spend the money on something that is only 90% awesome, and so we don’t get anything.
So it seemed appropriate that we spend some time looking for some nice, new replacement items, almost find them, but then walk away empty handed.
Our anniversary date turned out, unintentionally, to be a pretty amazing reflection of our lives together. Which itself is kind of amazing.