The Day I Met My Husband

Posted on June 07, 2010

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the day I met my husband, José.

We fell head-over-heels-in-love with each other within moments of meeting. Um, if you can call "meeting." We were salsa dancing at midnight to the now infamous Austin band Grupo Fantasma, in a room so loud we couldn't possibly hear a word we exchanged... I frequently compare it to the scene in West Side Story where Maria and Tony catch each other's eye at a dance and the whole room stops in silence except for them. Sigh...

Needless to say, we were instantly inseparable, and shared a love of travel, language, and adventure (José is originally from Buenos Aires). But even more importantly, we shared an entreprenerial spirit and a common dream. And a determination that no one could stand in the way of. We designed and built several pieces of furniture together within the first weeks of our romance, and envisioned a company and business we would someday have, melding our love for handcraft with our preferred materials of wood and clay.

The photo above shows the inscription I wrote in a book entitled "Setting Up a Pottery Workshop," which I gave to my now-husband, just weeks after we met. It reads "For José, With hopes that all of our dreams come true. Love, Caro 6/30/03"  Even that early on in our relationship, and we had already planned our life together. And here we are, seven years to the day, living that plan, that dream- with intention.

Seven years have now come and past, and here we are,  a dear little family, with baby making three. We are older, perhaps a little wiser (or maybe not), running two self-built businesses. We married only a few short years after we met (but with an 18 month engagement- when you know, you know!), bought a house (not necessarily in that order), settled in Austin, and are essentially living the life we imagined. For that, and for José, I am so very grateful. I am very excited to see where we will find ourselves, and what we will do, in the next seven years. Happy Anniversary, Mi Amor! Te amo mucho.

Previous Next
Scroll to top