My lengthy story on how I met a pretty amazing man who I couldn’t be happier is in my life today 🙂
On May 12th I attended an old middle/high school friend’s wedding. Her wedding was held at a church in Pooler, GA – but her reception was held on a boat in Savannah, GA. When my good friend, Stephanie & I hear about that, we were pretty stoked! I’ve never been on a boat for a wedding reception! At the time – her & I were super cool friends with my ex & his good friend. We were all really good friends – with no romantic intentions involved; well at least not on mine & my ex’s end, but little did Stephanie now, his friend did have feelings for her. With her unaware of this, both of us decided to invite them as our “dates” to the wedding! We were stoked about it for weeks! Fast forward to Cinco de Mayo – all falls apart – to make a long story short – our wedding “dates” were no longer our dates.
At the same time – Stephanie was talking/seeing/dating new a guy & I was somewhat “talking” to someone too. It was less serious than Stephanie’s, but nonetheless I was involved with him. After we lost our dates to the wedding, we decided to go solo to the wedding – but I started spending more time with the guy I was involved with, so I asked him to go to the wedding. He said yes. Fast forward again to the week before the weekend of the wedding – to shorten another long story, here’s a dialogue between me & my guy “friend”:
ME: IDK if you still want to go with me to the wedding because I have to leave tomorrow morning at 7AM
GUY: …. Oh wow, okay well you two have fun!
Guy friend – no longer coming. So Stephanie & I are really dateless for the wedding! Which was 100% a-okay with me since I have never had a dull moment with Stephanie. Okay, fast forward again to the day of the wedding. Stephanie & I get up and head to Savannah! We get there, walk River Street for an hour & make it back to the hotel with just enough time to get ready. Unfortunately – since Google Maps wanted to send us a least a good 2 miles PAST the church, we spent the entire time our friend was saying her vows wondering around LOST! It wasn’t until I decided we should head back that we FINALLY found the church. And we were locked out 😦
We waited and waited, and finally the doors opened up and people came out. I feel so bad for missing her wedding ceremony, but we truly tried our hardest to find that church! Stephanie & I made our way inside the church to find our other friend Debbie, who was able to catch the ceremony. We all walked back outside and had our own small photo shoot – like we used to do back in our high school days 🙂
I remember while we were standing outside, a guy caught my eye. He was tall & clean cut – but all I saw was the back of him most of the time . He was wearing a purple shirt, and had on black framed glasses – something about him was very attractive to me. I couldn’t help but keep glancing over to the small circle of people he was with to try and see his face! In the end, I never saw it before they all walked off. Once he was gone, I figured “Oh well, maybe I’ll see him on the boat” – and we continued our mini photo shoot.
When we got back River Street to board the boat I made the dumb decision to wear my heels! Stephanie was smart enough to wear her flip flops, but me on the other hand – no I had to look cute! Let me tell you, the struggle I went through to walk down the steep stairs and all over the cobblestone was not worth looking cute for anyone! It felt like it took me a century to walk over all of that to get to the boat! I even almost broke an ankle when I rushed too fast to get to the flat sidewalk! A man saw it all and said “DAMN! You ok?!” Haha – yea… no words.
Anyway – FINALLY! We make it to the line to board the boat, we board the boat – and no where do I see “man in the purple shirt”. I kind of chalk it up to a loss – and figure A) he’s not coming or B) if he does, he probably won’t end up sitting ANYWHERE near me & in that case, I’ll never speak to him at all. So I continue to enjoy my time with my friends – drinking & taking more pictures! Then, when I get up to go to the bathroom, I actually pass the man in the purple shirt on my way to the potty! I was pretty happy to see him boarding the boat, but at the same time I am horrible when it comes to making eye contact with people I know, so even more so with strangers! So I just walk past him and go handle my business. While I’m in the bathroom, I already knew they wouldn’t be sitting anywhere near us still, since we were in the back by the food (thanks to Debbie! haha) – so I try playing it cool when I walk out since I knew I had to walk past him anyway.
I make it to my table, and sure enough, he isn’t sitting anywhere near me! So I talk with my friends and then next thing I know, they’ve moved tables and he’s sitting directly behind me! You have no idea how much more pumped I felt inside, but I held my composure. I remember telling Stephanie though “He’s cute, I’m gonna talk to him” – and she would just laugh at me. I also told her “I’m gonna make him my boo” – I was joking of course at the time, because knowing my luck he had a girlfriend already, or wouldn’t be interested – & I had the guy I was involved too, whatever that was.
So we go through a drink, and grab our finger food before the main dishes come out. During this entire time – I never say a word to the man in the purple shirt even though I was dying to! Then soon enough, it was time to eat! They call us up table by table when we can make our way to the buffet line – I wasn’t too worried about who I was behind, but somehow I ended up behind the man in the purple shirt! As usual, I try playing it cool – but I freaked out a little when the boat started moving and I was still standing! Next thing I know, someone asked me, “So, have you ever been on a boat before?” – WHAT!!!!!! HE talked to ME first! WHAT!!!! I was so caught off guard I can’t even remember what I said – but I sure tried my best to keep up our convo through that entire buffet line 😉 And the rest… is the beginning of something pretty amazing.
I had no idea a picture was captured of us talking in the line, but I call this: Where it all started
In the end, I found it crazy – because originally I was supposed to have brought another guy, but since he bailed I was able to meet a man who has been making me happier than I never thought possible! It’s only been just shy of 2 months since meeting him, but I will say: he’s the one 😉
To be continued…..