Saturday, June 14, 2008

Always and Forever


It was a Monday, nine years ago today, at about this exact time (11:30 am), that I met Jon Paul face to face for the first time. We met at a Chinese restaurant on Cantrell Road in Little Rock, Arkansas. We knew we were meeting each other there. How you say?

Let me tell, for those that don't already know...Jon Paul and I met over the Internet. Yep, we're one of "those people!" We met through a site called ICQ. I had joined so I could talk with my best friend, Ann, who had just gotten married and moved to Mississippi. Well, I started talking online to this guy named Jon Paul around the first of May. We talked almost everyday. Towards the end of the month, we spoke on the phone for the first time.

Then we decided to meet in person. Practicing safety precautions (for reasons that I'm saving for another post!), I requested we meet for lunch during a work day. We would drive separate cars and have to be back to work. If I didn't show up, someone would know! Well, we met, ate lunch, talked and decided to have dinner the next Wednesday. Guess we both saw something we liked!

After that, we saw each other most everyday. It didn't take long for us both to know we were meant for each other. My family knew right away he was the one for me. You see, I never dated much...didn't see the point in it. If a guy stuck around longer than a few weeks, there must be something special about him! I didn't see the reason in dating for the fun of it. I mean, if you know you aren't going to marry the guy, why string him along, wasting your time and his? I would rather just be friends! OK, I'm off my soap box now...

So babe, I'm glad we found each other. You are my soul mate, my best friend, and the love of my life. I hope we share many more years together. You have my heart, always and forever...

2 comments:

Becca said...

If I knew that I'd 'know' the moment I laid eyes on David that he was the one, I wouldn't have dated either. Though I can say in the vast majority of cases, it was all good, no hearts were broken. There was only one other person I dated for any length of time. Of course, at the time, I thought HE was the one. Praise the Lord I saw the light!
If you haven't checked my blog recently, we're about to go thru the choosing process again... floors and paint. :)

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

This is a really sweet post. I love stories about how people met and the feelings they experienced. That is second only to birth stories. ;)