So, David came over tonight; drove all the way out here and I hardly had time for anything. I had to run and talk to Colleen but then I ended up canceling which I should have done earlier but I did it last second which is such a bad habit of mine. I was really really upset with myself and just the situation so when David and I sat down to talk I told him, ‘If you are a friend...just a friend...why do I act like it’s more...why am I shifting my whole schedule when you are only a friend?’ I was so sad, I could hardly talk.
We got up ‘cause I was gonna let him down, I was gonna let it go and hang out with Colleen which I felt was better anyways. I felt bad though because I was so sad and he didn’t want me to be, so I tried to be cheerful and I asked him about his mom ‘cause he is going home for the weekend. He said he didn’t want to talk about his mom. He said he wanted me to be his girlfriend. My jaw dropped literally it was hanging open. I was SOOO stunned. I couldn’t believe it was for real. He’d never looked so attractive to me. I started thinking of things like crazy, I thought, ‘Can we dance together? Pray together? Hold hands?!’ [I’m cracking up as I type the holding hands comment.]
I was too stunned to speak though. I’ve liked him for SOOO long! I think I love him..’Yes, or no?’ he asked. ‘Of course!!!!!’ I screamed. I hugged him so long I almost fell over. Then he gave me a promise ring. It’s the same ring my grandfather gave me when he died and that I lost 3 years ago but then saw at Melissa’s jewelry shop last week...I have to tell Lalo this!!
He said he promised to, ‘be faithful to me, never lie to me, and not try and get in my pants.’ [Ok, now I am seriously laughing so hard I can’t take it]. Is this true love? I never want to take him for granted. How did he learn to be so sweet? I have to call my mom and my sister...how am I gonna do school tomorrow? Thank you God for tonight.”
So that’s it, that’s how he asked me out, in my own words the day it happened. It’s funny to look back 11 years at myself and my husband. Turns out it was true love though I admit there are days I take him for granted. The good news is that he forgives me and I love him even more today than I did back then.