Thursday, January 11, 2007
Yesterday was an important day. It was exactly one year from my first date with Baron.
We met over a year ago, in December, through a dating site online. We had planned to meet face-to-face that same month, but my youngest got sick the night we had our first date scheduled, and then various events and holidays conspired to making coordination impossible, so we didn't have the official first date until January 10th. We met for dinner at an Applebee's in town. I was running late. I don't remember much of what we talked about, but he DID bring me 3 candy canes as a joke.
I remember he looked a little uncomfortable, and I felt sorry for him. I didn't want him to have a bad time on our date, so I reached across the table and took his hand. He looked up at me and smiled. We both still remember that exact moment.....I think it was then that I knew that this was "something". He walked me to my car and we exchanged some very tingly kisses. Magical, and warming down to the toes.
It's been an interesting year. Some of the highlights include a dozen pink roses on Valentine's Day, delivered to my school no less, meeting his girls,him meeting my kids, the first time we introduced them all to each other(!), a sweet 6 month anniversary date, a beautiful bracelet on my birthday, a family vacation to Washington, DC,watching the fireworks on the 4th on the Capitol House lawn, visits to church together, family get-togethers with him meeting my family, and me meeting his,a just-him-and-me camping trip to Red River Gorge, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's together.
Last night, we met at the same Applebee's for dinner. He brought me a candy cane, for nostalgia, and treated me to a delicious dinner. I brought him a surprise present of a sweater, a "Family Guy" DVD, and some Hot Wheels. We came back to my house, where he showed what a sweetie he is by just hanging out with my family. Later we went to bed and celebrated some more (satisfied smile).
But the best part of the whole evening was the sweet romantic words and the snuggling. I just love sleeping with him. Having someone beside me at night is one of things I miss about being married.
Where do we go from here? I don't really know. We have discussed, joked, and even argued (once) over the "m" word. I told him I don't want to talk about it again until we have something to talk about. I would very much like for us to make some kind of commitment to each other regarding the future, maybe pick something shiny out and put a down payment on it, start making payments on the future, so to speak....even if he got down on one knee tomorrow, it would be a year or two before we could do all the things that would need to be done to combine our households. I would just like to know if that's where we're headed. I guess we'll have to see how long it will take to get an answer, or how long I will wait for one. (And as I've noted before, I can muse about all this openly, because he rarely reads my blog and when he does, he doesn't read all the way down. He skims. But that's okay, I know he's busy.)
So, to close this out, it was a great anniversary, it has been a terrific year, and I look forward to many more.