“How did y’all meet” This is one of those awkward, small talk questions that inevitably comes up. Peter will tell you we met after a Thirty Seconds to Mars concert at the Delano in South Beach. He claims to have been kicked out due to a dress code violation but somehow ended up sneaking back in, after borrowing some random guys’ pants. Anyone who knows Peter, knows this is a completely viable scenario. It’s also one of the many reasons why I fell in love with him- he’s completely nuts (& Italian.)
Back to HIS story- We apparently had mutual friends who introduced us. I, however, have no recollection of this magical meeting what-so-ever.
Fast forward 6 months, I had moved back to Atlanta from Miami and went through one of those obnoxious & annoying phases of constantly posting those oh-so-inspiring, inspirational quotes on Facebook. On one particularly sassy day, I quoted Morgan Freeman “Some birds aren’t meant to be caged, their feathers are just too bright”
According to the Internet, this particular quote, although spoken by Morgan Freeman, said it was written by Stephen King- And since everything on Google is accurate, that’s exactly who I quoted..
Cue Peter (who had somehow ended up on my friends list unbeknownst to me).. He is one of those guys who quotes every movie, ever watched- He also likes a good debate, So clearly, he swooped right in to correct my inspirational faux pas and the rest is history..
After a couple months of phone conversations & texting, Pete decided to fly to Atlanta. This is when we coherently met for the first time. I picked him up from the airport & we ended up going to get sushi. Half way through our dinner, I told myself, “I’m going to marry this guy” .. And marry him did… But first, we did the long-distance thing for awhile & Surprise, got pregnant. Although we did things a little backwards, I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Fast forward 9 months & our beautiful, Gabriella Sophia, was born. We were so in love with our little miracle, that after our wedding, we decided to try for one more. Thankfully for us, it happened right away, and in true Peter & Rachelle random fashion, we got the surprise of our life, TWINS!
Anyone who knows me, knows I have twin baby sisters, so for me to be having a set of my own, it was truly magical. Even though I hoped to have had at least one boy, God had different plans. We were blessed with 3, healthy little girls & seeing how much they love their Daddy and how much he adores his girls, it has brought me a completely, newfound love for him- Not only is he an amazing husband (who makes me laugh on a daily basis) but I honestly couldn’t have picked a better father for my girls if I tried.
In retrospect, I’m not exactly sure where my bright feathers and I thought we were flying off to, but it’s all pretty clear to me now- I didn’t want to be “caged” in the same, old boring Atlanta routine. This was where I belonged. Here, in my little Boca Birdcage-singing loud, high-pitched, off-key songs with my 3 little chickadees & my Prince Charming.
Happy Fathers Day, Peter Pants.. We love you 💛💙💜💚