This is not some Brokeback Mountain story.
No, this is not some silly joke either, this is my love story.
I had just got back from the lake with my girlfriends. Needless to say, I looked my worse with slimy Hawaiian Tropic and lake hair.
You know lake hair is when your hair sticks together and you seem to have fake dreads like some Bob Marley look alike.
One of the girls yelled to the two guys that just passed my house and I cringed!
Were they crazy look at us!
Before I knew it they turned around.
When they pulled into the driveway,
This guy got off the motorcycle , took off his helmet, and looked into my eyes.
He had the most beautiful green eyes. I got a flutter in my stomach.
We talked for quite awhile and then I had to go in and take a shower.
I knew no guy in his right mind would be interested in me now after seeing me like that!
And it didn't stop there...
When I got prettied up I went back out and we played frisbee.
Sweat again! Yuk!
Then we went swimming in his friends pool. It was just a few houses down.
I know I am a glutten for punishment.
That is when we made the plan to go out on a date....
The next day I anticipated how the night would turn out.
You see he had to work but was meeting me and my friends at the Wave Pool.
Do you see a trend?
I was nervous to go out with him alone. So we had this group thing at the pool. I had a wonderful time. We talked for hours and laughed. I think he liked me even with the crud in my hair from the chlorine. What a sight it must have been.
Then he asked me to dinner and I again invited everyone to go with us.
I felt so comfortable with him. I never stopped smiling....
Then we drove to the dam. That is were the couples park.
But remember we had people with us so the romance was adrift.
Then it happened....they left us and started walking along the water's edge.
We were out of the car sitting on the curb. Again I was talking.
maybe it was nerves but I couldn't shut up. (fast forward to now) ok it wasn't nerves.
Then he did it. He grabbed my chin, turned my head to his, looked me in the eyes....
and kissed me.
Everything else disappeared.
Butterflies are still in my stomach when I think of that moment. The moment I fell in love.
Later, he told me, he went home that night and told his mom that he met the girl he was going to marry. (we dated for 4 years and the he finally asked me)
So today, on Valentine's Day, 32 years later from when we first met, (June 14th), I wanted to share this story with you.
And relive the moment again that I secretly keep in my thoughts and pull out from time to time when I need those "butterflies" to remind me how strong our love is.
When I feel less than beautiful I remember my Bob Marley moment and it reminds me that he fell in love with me anyway.
And I think of those green eyes and I still melt.
So honey if you are reading this....Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Birthday!
Yes it is his birthday today.
I love you!