Friday, December 7, 2007

Time Flies

I swear sometimes I can be so empty-headed. I am usually the first to proudly announce any anniversary date in my insignificant head of mine. This past Weds was a big day for me. It was the first official day of my growing up. It was when I took my wings and spread them out to fly. To be honest when it first happened in 1998, I had no clue what I was in for. I got dressed slowly, grabbed my suitcase and looked at my room. I never knew it would be the last time I looked in at it as a child. I went to Columbus International Airport and said goodbye to my dad and went and checked in. I had not slept all night, and my heart was doing flip-flops. I was flying to Colorado to meet the man who had infatuated me. For 4 hours I sat in anticipation and prayed he would show like the honest man I knew he was. After a $365.00 phone bill and a round trip ticket...I would be complete.

The plane landed on the runway. I stepped out and my heart beat faster with every possible scenario that would or could happen. Would he see me and run the other direction? Would it be a setup and a man who wanted to kill me? Would it be a pratical joke? Or would he be my dream come true? I walked up the terminal and looked around. I was the last one off the plane. I looked to my right and there stood my group, leading the pack was my dream. My dream was holding a boquet of balloons and a dozen red roses. I ran to him and hugged him tightly. This day was the first time I laid eyes on him beside by pictures and loving emails. I embraced him and he took me to his car.

He drove me around the city and I was dumbfounded by the scenery. I was a small town Ohio girl. I had never really been away from my family. I looked over at his eyes and saw so much love. I knew I had met my soulmate. I knew he completed me. I had to be sure he felt the same way.

A couple hours later we went to an resturaunt where I met his boss. He introduced me as his girlfriend. Funny how that term can make a woman fall over. His boss then invited me over to a pool hall. I was amazed by this gentlemen that stood above me. He kindly reached my hand and told them, we will meet you there. We walked in to the pool hall and played one round. Then he took a handful of quarters and we went to play a game. When his team won. I wrapped my arms around his waist and he turned and we looked into eachother's eyes. We kissed. Oh my how the fireworks went off. I looked over at him and he blushed. We went to his friends and explained we were going to leave. We walked over a park across the street and he explained he was ashamed because he had planned our first kiss to happen here. As I hugged him I kissed him again. We were one, the snow began to fall.

We went home to his apartment and spent some more time with his roomates. I will spare you the details but it was a night I will never forget. I made up my mind then and there that we would be one forever.

So yes for 9 years now...I am grown up. I took those first babysteps and made a commitment to myself and to him. I know things are not perfect all the time. I know we test each others patience but you know I love this man with all my heart. If anything happened to him, I would fail to florish. I am so lucky to have found my best friend and partner. Thank you Ro for accepting me and thank you for blessing me with this life...not perfect but darn close to it. I love you and promise I will be yours till the day I die.

1 Comments / Comentarios:

Adrians Mama said...

WOW! That was absolutely beautiful! What a great story!!! I love those kinds of stories.