Just last week Matt was attending a business lunch and texted me: “What day did we meet?”
After I got over my surprise at the question (not the kind of thing he usually thinks about at a business meeting—I later found out it was because of a conversation he was having with a newly married man who was planning to celebrate the day he met his wife on February 4th), I answered: “Monday, February 5, 1996.”
And then it hit me that we were rounding the bend on the 20th anniversary of meeting each other! Wowsers.
So this past Friday we went out for a late lunch to commemorate our 20th meetiversary. It was very nice, and we took a few photos to mark the date. But you know I also had to make a special layout about this milestone. I rummaged through some photos from 1996 and found this one of us dressed up to go out (somewhere I can’t recall) on a date. It’s from the fall of 1996, but you know we just don’t have any selfies from the day we met, as we might nowadays.
My journaling on the page reads:
Matt & I met on Monday, February 5, 1996, when he came to my Manning Hall office for a meeting. Neither of us could know how much that meeting would change our lives.
How blessed we are to have each other’s friendship.