I had zero plans to go on a date on February 9, 2008- but God had other plans for me.
I had flown to DC to visit my friend Anjaly for a girl's weekend and to be her date to her company office party (she works in a hospital and they had their party after the holidays).
But, on Friday (February 8th) Anjaly and I ended up at Ben's apartment hanging out with him and their other friends Jim and Anuja. Ben and I spent about three hours talking and I left the apartment that night thinking about Ben and wanting to spend more time with him.
Saturday, Anjaly and I played tourist all day and went to the monuments and then got ready for her holiday party. After her party, we met up with a bunch of Anjaly's friends (including Ben). Ben and I sat together for hours and kinda ignored everyone else with us (sorry).
We have been together since that night and consider that our first date.
Ben, I love you. Thank you the best seven years, and here's to another seventy!