6 years ago today, was the first time I met my Mr Wonderful!
He sent me an R.S.V.P kiss a week earlier, 3 emails and a longer chat on MSN on the 23rd of Feb, a text on the Friday the 25th morning and a date in the evening!
And as they say, the rest is history!
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I was 16 and him, 23!!!
I wasn’t even qualified to make an r.s.v.p profile. But I am rebel. My friend urged me to make one. I actually had it since I was 15!!!
So I had to input my age as 18, a year went past and my r.s.v.p profile age was now 19!
Hence, my new husband is not a paedo ok because he thought he was contacting a 19 y.o!
Then in one of the emails I said, Ohh I am not 19, I am really 17 but I had to put in a different age to sign up.. he freaked a little! (but I was really still 16) Then 2 weeks later I turned 17 and he thought it was my 18th birthday! I held out for 5 months and then I finally told him. . .
“Umm, you know when it was my birthday… I didn’t turn 18, I only turned 17″
His head was spinning, he was like…
“How old are you really??”
Then I told my parents I was dating a 23 year old that I met on the internet. That is one way to send your olds into cardiac arrest, let me tell you!
I was just smitten over this guy. Nothing like I expected.
I was just totally relaxed about it. I let him come pick me up in his car for a date after… what some non-verbal communication! No one knew where I was going, or who with. I didn’t even know his last name. But something inside me always believed everything would be alright. (besides, I can putch and kick and I have a mobile phone)
I only spoke to him once on the phone.. and that was when he was around the corner, so I could come out.
His voice was sooo deep. And that is when it dawned on me, that I didn’t even know anything about this guy.
But I wasn’t scared or held reservations. I really did just jump into the deep end.
He pulled up in a Toyata Camry! YUCK! Then I was like, erghh this is going to suck.
He had the most PUTRID car seat covers! After the car, that was the next thing I noticed. They were some serious crime against textiles…. faux snake skin!!! (Oh and P.S his mum made them)
But then I saw his face! (Thank god, it was the same one I had seen on his 4 profile pictures . . . phew!)
So, I got in. We drove down the high way and he barely made conversation with me. He was SOOOOO nervous, it really showed. But I wasn’t.
He asked me if I had met anyone else off the net, I answered truthfully with a yes, just one guy. He said he hadn’t and that he admitted to being nervous!
Well Duh! (I fell in love right there) He was soooo cute and vulnerable. I just wanted to hug him!
He leaned behind my sit and from the back seat foot well he pulled out his CD library.
His taste in music was YUCK! He had not one but 2 Back street boys CD’s!!
Talk about embarrassing! I honestly couldn’t find a cd I wanted to listen to, so I just said “ohh the radio is fine”
I felt like a bitch! But too bad.
Then we arrived at the movies. I let him choose the movie. He chose that stupid movie, Constantine with Kenau Reeves. What a dumb choice.
Then he did the unthinkable, he used his EXPIRED student concessional card and asked my for my student card for cheaper rates!! I told him I forgot it because I petrified he would see my real age!
There was a little wait until we could go into the cinema, so we walked around the closed shops, there wasn’t really anything we could do.
He was soooooo shy… he didn’t even speak to me.
The only thing I remember him saying was pointing out my pedicure.
I thought he was talking about the polish being all chipped and I got slightly offended
but he was asking why every 2nd toe was pink and the others gold.
Then we watched the movie. It was bloody boring. But he did gain the courage to hold my hand the WHOLE WAY THROUGHOUT!
Back to being in love!
Afterward, he drove me home.
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Since that night . .
I have always know it was you!
I love your taste in music. I love that you saved up for that camry and bought it outright, no finance, I love that you chose a sensible car, I love that you have upgraded it twice since. (hehehe evil) I love that you can be so shy and quiet. I love that you are a tight arse!!!! No, I really do! I love that you try and get the best deals on everything. There is nothing wrong with saving a buck or two and you taught me that. I love that you are sweet and romantic. I love that you took a chance with me. I love all the fun things we have done since that night.
I love you babe! Happy Anniversary!
Love your wife, Laura