7 years ago on opening day, a much younger Julie went over to a friend’s house. They had just started spending more time together a month or two prior. Although she enjoyed hanging out with him, she didn’t want him to think that her calling and visiting every so often meant she was trying to pursue him. So she told this much younger Corey that she hoped he knew that she wasn’t interested in anything but a friendship with him. Then for several months they continued on as friends, both denying to themselves how they really felt about each other.
But today, possibly because of that very conversation, they’re sitting in their home on opening day with two kiddos running wild, feeling like the luckiest people in the world.