Jacob and I met as kids; I think we were about 10. It was not love at first sight by any means. This new kid in Sunday school didn't sit still or appear to pay attention. He didn't talk much, just asked prayer for his mom to quit smoking. In the regular church services he played with cars on the pews even making those "engine" noises. He was kind of annoying, really. But I started to get to know him and found that we had a lot of fun together. We could laugh and talk and hang out for hours. I always seemed to get along better with the boys anyway. We went to Great Adventure one summer, and I didn't want him to know that I didn't ride roller coasters, so i sucked it up and put a grin on my face and said I LOVE THEM! It was pretty incredible. He never knew til years later that it was my first time!
Time went by. Jr High and High school seemed to drag on f--o--r--e--v--e--r. We both went through all the ups and downs of "significant others"; meanwhile, venting and leaning on each other as best friends would do. He even dated my sister! I had no feelings for the Chap other than just always being my friend. I never looked at him through glossy-lover eyes. I never thought that there would ever be more between us than "just friends". My boyfriends and his girlfriends always had so much in common-they were mad at us most of the time because of our closeness to each other. If they didn't like that Jacob and I were gonna be best friends and hang out then the boyfriend/girlfriend had to go. It was kind of complicated and yet so easy.