The most obvious date would come to mind with this prompt, the children’s birthdays, our wedding anniversary, the date of our daughter’s death. But I mention these a lot, they’re important to me, so why wouldn’t I?
I have decided on a date that is a little obscure, a tiny little date but one I remember well. (I bet even my husband won’t remember it).
Okay, this is a little bit of a “Public Display of Affection”. But love should be the most important of things. “All we need is love.”
In August 2009 my husband and I went on our first date, we had met then arranged to meet again; though I often wonder what possessed him to return again and again. Being a single Mum I never expected any one to actively want me again; he was such a lovely and caring guy I was kind of expecting him to change his mind; to not want to stick around with this crazy person. I was worried to fall in love; scared to get comfortable with him. How could this person want me?
I think I was falling for him.
The children were away with their Dad for the evening, I had been invited for a BBQ at Mr’s parents’ house…meet the parents!! I am actually quite shy, I really wanted to make a good impression, I wanted them to like me. The evening was a success. I walked home listening to Bryan Adams’ Heaven on my IPod; using one ear phone I knew, I really knew that I had fallen in love with him.
He must have known too; it was then we said “I love you” to each other. I had butterflies, I wasn’t sure whether I felt sick or whether it was butterflies. But it felt right.
I was so relieved, I fell hard, I truly knew that I had found my soul mate. So to some it is such a small date, but to me it was the start of something special, one of the first dates that would make our story. I am glad we found each other.
He lit me up.
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