Today is April 15. Most of the world knows it as Tax Day, bane of procrastinators and independent contractors everywhere. I, however, know it as my dating anniversary with my wonderful girlfriend, Nikki.
Let me tell you a little about what we did for our anniversary.
We got married.
Nah, just kidding. You see, while Cupid, the Greek god of affection, may have it in for us, Hymenaeus, the Greek God of marriage, seems to have other plans.
And no you literalists, I don’t actually believe in the ancient Greek gods. I was just using them as entertaining examples. I believe in the one true God. Moving on.
No, we didn’t get married. We did, however, go to Atlanta.
Oh, did you know that Atalanta was the Greek goddess of running? Sorry, I got off on a bit of a tangent there.
I wish Nikki and I could have done much more for 5 years, but being the starving college student that I am, funds are at a premium.
- We ate lunch at a fancy Italian restaurant.
- We visited the Human Body Museum.
- We went to the Atlanta Braves game.
We helped the Braves win 6 to 3, by the way. We both had a great time.
So I suppose you want to know about gifts. Well, this was mine:
I wrapped it in dates from my Books-A-Million calender club calender because, isn’t it obvious, it was our date. Inside was a video game she’d been wanting forever. I also got her some Braves swag: a Braves tank top and cap. See the picture above.
And what did she get me? Well, she went all out…
In short, mizpah means watchtower. The necklaces symbolizes God (the real one) watching over us while Nikki and I are separated. God put us in each others lives to honor him, and these necklaces are a symbol of our mission to do just that.
I don’t know where I’ll be in five years. But one thing I do know is that, barring catastrophe beyond my control, Nikki will be in it.