Shoutout to Mrs. Polick for randomly assigning seats for her ancient civilization class back in 2008. Two high school kids found themselves sitting next to each other and became “no homework” buddies, often bonding over not doing homework. In reality, he frequently had completed his homework, but wouldn’t hand it in just and just kept it hidden in his backpack, so that he could have that connection with her. haha.
I had met this couple last summer and have been looking forward to their wedding. After sitting down and talking to them, you can’t not root for them. They’ve been together since high school, which is another great story…
He asked her to be his girlfriend and her first response was, “Let me think about it.” For 2 days he did everything he could to avoid running into her because he was so scared that her answer would be “no”. Finally, after two days, she was able to chase him down the block after school to give him her answer 🙂
My respect and admiration for them really starts immediately after highschool when her situation thrusted her into adulthood. They took on life together, paying bills, bringing groceries home on the bus, learning to cook together. They showed so much resolve, and such great character was revealed during that time. I think we have this tendency when we go through life that we’re just dealing with it as it comes, but as I look at their story and see the life that they’ve created for themselves now, I so much appreciation their mutual support, character, sacrifices, hope, and resolve.
Would you expect this from two kids sitting in class bonding over not doing homework?