Before Jessie and I got married, we were engaged for almost 2 years (by my count). During that time, Jessie went on a 6-month cruise and I went to Australia as an exchange student. It was also during that period of time that September 11th happened (while I was in Australia). You can read a tiny bit about that here.
It's interesting to remember how long it seemed to take to get to our wedding day! It seemed interminable. It definitely wasn't, of course, but it sure seemed that way.
We planned everything for our wedding. I'll tell you all about that next, probably. We scheduled everything together. I thought it was a great experience of increasing unity and our ability to work together. I am very decisive most of the time and some folks don't like that much. Thankfully Jessie did.
Before we were married, we spend all the time together that we could. Of course we did. We believed we were deeply in love. It's interesting how perspective is altered after 10+ years of marriage. Very interesting.