Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you’ll never forget (good or bad)
When I was 13 my mom and I went on a trip to Mammoth, a ski resort in California, with a group of about 3o people. It was in conjunction with the church we were going to at that time and while we were all caravaning up we were caught in a blizzard and had to pull off the road.
Once we were able to get going again everyone was starving and we pulled into an In n’ Out, a quintessential California fast food place, my mom and I settled into a booth with one of my dad’s close friends D and his wife. As is my norm when everyone had their food I jumped up to help with getting ketchup, straws, and all that other random fast food eating stuff.
When I sat back down D looked over at me and said “Bailie you are going to make a great wife one day”. He then just kept on eating and talking with everyone while I sat there thinking really you think that about me.
See D was just about the coolest person I knew at that time. He had tattoos, worked for a surfing/skater clothes company, had a beautiful wife, would come and hang out with my dad who is about 10 yrs older and talk about fishing all the time, and my best friend and I would plan how our one day husbands would be just like him.
And lets be honest to this day he is one of the most attractive guys I have ever met.
So back to 1998 I was just floored that he would say that and over the years as marriage became a more distant idea as I pursued other ambitions it always stuck with me.
He was at my wedding and I wondered if he remembered what he had said all those years ago because some days when I cook an awesome dinner or help Mr. H through a rough day I think to myself I am a great wife.
(on a side note when my little brother saw this picture he was asked why I was getting bit)