Ware Ever After: Our Star Wars Love Story

We did it. We really did it! David and I finished our Star Wars power marathon before The Force Awakens this evening.

This wasn’t my first rodeo when it comes to a power marathon of Star Wars. In order to understand that, I need to share a little backstory into our #WareEverAfter love story. You see, David and I started dating in January of 2005 – just a few months shy of the release of Revenge of the Sith. Of course like any normal teenagers, we were getting to know each other and what we enjoyed in life.

Early Days

I knew that I had met my match with the nerdy boy who made my heart flutter, but I quickly realized that I was lacking in one arena of our geektastic relationship. As we chatted about our lives, he mentioned how much he loved Star Wars and was looking forward to Revenge of the Sith’s release. He asked me if I was a fan and my quiet apprehension said it all.

This was it. The deal breaker. The flabbergasted look on his face was enough and then he instantly went into game planning mode.

If we are going to date, you have to watch the Star Wars movies. And not just these new prequels….

What can I say? I really liked the boy and decided that I could commit to that. In my own way, I was already a geek (Quantum Leap, Star Trek, Marvel and DC Comics) so committing to this marathon was pretty easy for me. We managed to plan a few weekends out to watch each of the movies, before the May 2005 release of Revenge of the Sith. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off our nerdy relationship and it was my official introduction to the world of Star Wars.

Instantly, I became a fan of Princess Leia and her badassery in not needing a man to rescue her and even doing the rescuing herself. My intense need for the Jedi forces to win was all I could think about. Oh and I needed to learn how to speak like the wise Yoda to get my points across.

10 years later, I think the boy husband is glad that he convinced me to watch the movies. In preparation for The Force Awakens, we revisited all 6 movies over the last few days and enjoyed the series that solidified our relationship.

So shout out Star Wars for being nerds everywhere together (especially the ones who need a little helping hand to be introduced to your fandom).

May the force be with you (especially if you aren’t seeing The Force Awakens this evening)!


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