This week I started dating this 'guy'. He wasn't my type at all. But he was persistent, so I thought why not I'll give him a shot. Little did I know when I let this 'guy' in he would never leave! LOL! Literally! The first night we partied it up like rock stars and he spent the night (no not like that)! And then he never left. He ended up spending a week at my place, until his cousin got mad at him. Still I thought well this is fine for now but once summer break comes, he'll go home, and we'll go our separate ways. (I hate long distance relationships) Nope! That didn't happen. This 'guy' was insistent we would make it work through the summer. And he did make it work. He came up to see me 2x a week.
He raced up that summer when my grand father passed away. He took me home to meet his parents! OMG! He took ME home to meet his parents! (I was not one of those girlfriends that was ever taken home to the parents. With piercings, tattoos, and I drank too much, smoked too much) And OMG this 'guy' took me home to his parents - his religious parents!
Okay maybe I do like this guy. But let's not get all committed and shit yet, okay?!?! School time is rolling near again. I ask said special (not committed) 'guy' where he planned to live, and he looked at me with all seriousness and said "with you of course!" So in the 'guy' officially moved!
2 months into our cohabiting. My Ex (my first love who shattered me) comes rolling into town wanting to see me. I don't even know how he found me to be honest. I hadn't seen him in 2 years and I'd moved 3x. I let Mr. Ex come over for a night of bar hopping and tom foolery. 'Guy' was not happy... 'Guy' had reason not to be happy. This Ex still had a large piece of my heart, and probably will forever (as my first love). But when Mr. Ex made his plea for me to run away with him, and join him on his pro athlete life, and that he missed me more than he ever knew and would love me forever, I looked in his eyes, and said "No Thank you! I've found my prince!"
With no hesitation, no second thought, my choice was made. I chose my best friend, my prince, the man I had dreamed of since I was a little girl. This 'guy' loved me for who I was, all the good, the bad, and the ugly. He saw a future with me. And he would never intentionally hurt me in anyway.
What a good decision I made that week 13 years ago. It was probably one of the only good decisions I made throughout my college experience. But it is one I will treasure for all my life. Our journey together has not been a pretty one, with all sunshine and rainbows. But we have stood strong together and faced our fate holding hands. I fall in love with JD more and more each year we are together. We are always changing and growing, and with every new obstacle we face, new role, or new grey hair, I will hold his hand, tell him I love him, and never leave him.
Thank you JD for being so persistent. Thank you for waiting for me to grow up. Thank you for chosing me as your partner. I love you Boo!