Thursday, April 17, 2008

Love GenX Style Contest entry #22

Remember the story with the most votes wins the "date with your spouse" gift certificate! If you haven't yet submitted a story...what are you waiting for? :)

Today's entry is from Christy L:


I got out of a bad marriage in July of 1999. In the divorce, he got all of the friends, except for one, a young woman named Bonnie. Bonnie, who was only 18 to my 26, did her best to call me, email me, and keep me from retreating from the world. In September, she asked me if I'd like to go to a movie, and I said sure. She called me a couple days later, she asked if she could bring her cousin, I said ok. The day of the movie, she emailed me and asked if she could bring her brother as well. No problem, I said. I got to the theater early, drove myself, and waited inside for her.

There were three men in the lobby too, obviously waiting for someone else. One was wearing a Superman shirt, another was wearing a green shirt with a Celtic type tree design. When Bonnie breezed through the doors, we all moved toward her, and she did the introductions. She had invited every eligible male in her family: her brother Johnny, and her cousins (who were brothers) Eric and Jesse. We watched the Blair Witch Project and then went to Perkins to eat and chat. I sat across from Jesse and next to Bonnie. Conversation flowed easily around the cousins as they teased each other; they had a great relationship.

I went home that night and didn't think too much more about it. Bonnie called me up and invited me out again the following weekend to go bowling, again with her cousins. Eric ended up on a date, but Jesse came along. We bowled, and I found myself watching him...a lot. Bonnie and I exchanged multiple emails where I asked her if he was interested in me. (All the while he was asking the same about me, but we had both sworn her to secrecy so she couldn't actually let on to either of us) I asked Jesse to help me pick up some furniture (my ex had taken the bed and couch), but the woman we were supposed to pick them up from never showed. So we sat in my dad's pick up truck for hours in her driveway. We talked about the stars and great books and our dreams and before the night was through, I was in love.

It took months before we both admitted our feelings for each other, but it all started because my best friend decided she liked me enough to want me to be a permanent part of her family. When Jesse and I got married in 2002, she was my maid of honor, and when our daughter, Mia, was born in 2003, she was the godmother. I owe her for life for introducing me to the man of my dreams.


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2 Comments:

At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Jess said...

What a wondeful story! Of course I know it pretty well ;)Luv U!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story. Wishing you good luck with the contest!
Jill

 

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