Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our Story

Our story.
I met Troy in 1997 at Packard Bell/NEC. He was a single dad of a 3 or 4 year old. I was just coming off my second divorce and I had three young kids to raise. He was a nice & funny guy, the two terms describing him that are the kiss of death to a divorced mother of three. He was fun to talk to and I loved flirting with him. We went out a couple of times, but a nice guy wasn’t what I was looking for at that time. I wasn’t looking for anything serious and neither was he. I soon left NEC to pursue other employment & the years began to roll by.
Every year around my birthday I would get an email from Troy, wishing me a happy birthday. He would always ask how I am doing and we would stay in contact a little after each email. Troy would call me and leave messages that his single adult groups were doing activities to try and get me to go out. I would decline. After 10 years of emailing back & forth I received an email from Troy wishing me a happy birthday (August 2007). I wrote back immediately asking him how the heck he remembers my birthday after all these years & nothing back from Troy…. For months.
November rolls around and I get an email from Troy and he wrote, “I don't know about you but I have literally hundreds and hundreds of emails in my inbox and I was going through deleting the garbage and saw this email from you. Sorry I didn't see it sooner and therefore didn't get back to you sooner. Anyway, you asked how come I remember your birthday. Two reasons, the first of which is that yours comes right after mine so that makes it easy, the second one is that I think of you as 'the one that got away', being as such, you kind of bounce around in my head once in a while.”
Troy had just turned 40 and was sorting through his “midlife” crisis. He whipped his body into shape and was feeling great. But, he was bored with the women that he had been dating & he wanted to see me again. I felt that same way. I wrote him back on one of the many Saturday nights that I stayed home. This is November 2007. We made plans to go out that next weekend.
He came and picked me up & was a perfect gentleman. We went out and had Costa Vida, Fresh Mexican food. We talked until they closed. I don’t say this very often, but I knew that he was the one that night and I knew that I would fall in love with him. His eyes were so beautiful that night and his smile genuine. He kept me laughing all night.
We have been inseparable ever since.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! I cannot wait to see what comes next! I am thrilled that you have joined the blogging world. Love you.