happy eight year anniversary, my love, my heart, my best friend. ❥
here's a cutesy story of when orly and i started dating:
first off, i should start by letting y'all know that orly's real name is actually saul orlando. for all the years that i've known him and even way before, he's always gone by orly and everyone knows him as such. well, one of the things orly and i have always done is future talk. and during our freshman year in college (about 8 years ago), we would talk a lot about where we saw ourselves when we were "grown up", where we would live and what have you. a conversation i remember clearly was orly telling me that when we're grown up, he would want for people to call him by his first name. he went on about how it sounded more adult and sophisticated. i remember laughing thinking how silly he sounded, never thinking it would actually happen.
well, flash forward 8 years and his hopes of people referring to him by his first name have come to be a reality. we've been living in austin for the past year and his friends, coworkers and customers all know him as saul. isn't that wild? i mean, when i hear his friends call him saul, sometimes it throws me off but then i remember of that conversation we had all those years ago, smile lightly to myself and do a little happy dance in my head because something that we talked about so long ago has actually come true. isn't that cute? lol we've had a few of those in the past eight years but this one was one i never thought would happen.
i told him then and i'm telling y'all now. to me, he will always be orly. ❥