“We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” - Dr. Seuss
When Niki and Mike first met - it was definitely not love at first sight. She was the new girl in school and he was the ladies man...of the band room.
While waiting for musical rehearsal to start, Niki sat outside of the theater where Mike approached her for the first time. Like any true romance...the first words out of his mouth were, "Hey. My name's Mike. Can I borrow your phone? I need to call my mom to come pick me up."
Instead of questioning why an 18-year-old didn't have a cellphone or car to drive himself home in, Niki went along with it anyways and these borrowed phone calls became an after school habit. They remained acquaintances throughout the year although she knew they wouldn't become friends. He was a senior and she was a freshman.
But luckily for the power of Xanga and AIM, not even the distance between Norristown and Spring City could keep these love birds apart.
After nearly 10 months of late night talks, Niki & Mike finally went out on their first date to see the movie V for Vendetta (how romantic). Mike got his first kiss that night.
The two spent the next seven years filling their lives with wonderful adventures and laughter and probably a few fights in between. But through all of the craziness - one thing always remained the same...they loved each other.
This past Christmas, after a little bit of poking, Mike finally got down on his knee and asked Niki to spend the rest of her life with him (as if he had a choice). She, of course, said yes and they are planning to make it official on September 20, 2013.
Their love for each other isn't your typical kind of romance story. They may argue often and disagree quite a bit...but for those of you who know them, they really are the perfect fit.