This very day…

9 years ago…
My beloved Supermarket Superman became my Bluh.
(only 2 other people would understand that, don’t stress yourself.)

I fell in love with him one night in Tasmania, overlooking the harbour in Hobart…
But I didn’t know it yet, it took me another month or two before I broke all my dating “rules” and finally sent Jon this email:
“Um. Before I chicken out… I was thinking maybe that if you wanted we could go do something tomorrow night instead of the hike thing. Cause I would much rather hang out with you than go hiking in the cold with Daniel and Avery and all the girls. What do you think? If not, that is cool, I’d understand, but I was just thinking that it might be more fun, and give us a chance to catch up on the last few days of “being distant”. (oh and I don’t know if I specified really, I mean just us, and not the “other two”.) So what do you say? We could catch a movie and see if we can’t break the bad movie pattern, or maybe have dinner, or go for a walk, or you know, anything! Well, I guess if you want to, just give me a ring tomorrow sometime. Or if I don’t hear from you, I am sure Lex and I will call about hanging out in the afternoon anyway.”
Just reeks of confidence doesn’t it? Why wouldn’t he want to go on a date with me?! 😉

Well… obviously he was as love struck as I was because this was his response:
“And the award goes to Christa Millar for this email entry. Well done Christa, winner of this years “Best idea that Jon Sodeman has heard in years award”. Christa, it’s a date, I can think of nothing better than spending some good old fashioned quality time with you. You will hear from me ASAP.”

So we went on a date. He took me to see Planet of the Apes. We did not break our bad movies pattern that night. The date was kind of average, we were both so nervous all the sudden, he tried to kiss me… I turned my face away (I’ve got mad skills when it comes to that, ask him!). 🙂

But we tried again the next week and that’s when we had our DTR (defining the relationship) moment up at Skye in Adelaide on the famous “bench of confession”…
bench of confession
On October 14, 2001, Jon Sodeman and Christa Millar became Jon and Christa. We had no idea if we would break up in a couple weeks when I moved back home to Canada, no idea that we were starting something that would last.
We were young and silly and ridiculously in love with each other.
Thankful to say that though not quite so young anymore, we are still silly and ridiculously in love with each other.

Jon Sodeman, you are by far my favourite.

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  • Reply Leanne October 14, 2010 at 8:50 am

    So sweet!

    • Reply Christa October 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks Leanne! I’ll have to hear your love story one day!! 🙂

  • Reply Janine October 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    After going to two funerals today, this is exactly the kind of thing I needed 🙂

    I love love <3 and I'm super glad I know you guys

    • Reply Christa October 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

      That makes for a long, sad day. 🙁

      We are pretty glad to know you too! Greg couldn’t have chosen better!! <3

  • Reply Natashia October 14, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Awwwww! 🙂

  • Reply Jon October 14, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Christa, I like you.

    • Reply Christa October 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm

      JUST like? Sheesh. What’s a girl got to do to get a little love??? Wait. I take it back, I take it back. 😉

  • Reply Jen October 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Love your story! 🙂 and loved your email to Jon! LOL 🙂
    We kept all of our early emails too! Nice to look back and read them from time to time! 🙂
    Actually, we kind of share this ‘anniversary’ date with you…it was on this day 6 years ago that we verbally expressed our love for one another after having courted for about 3 months. Sounds corny I know :)…but we were taking it slowly and we didn’t want to rush and say the words without really, truly meaning them you know? …and long story, but it was just the ‘right’ time that night.

    • Reply Christa October 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm

      fun! 🙂

  • Reply Debbie October 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Awww…I got almost teary…so sweet…so cute…
    H is out mowing the lawn or I’d go hug him….

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