Before I blog about my mom life experiences I think it would be good idea to let you know just how this story all began. This is not romantic, but it is our story and I love it!
Lets go way back!… When these two nine-teen year old kids locked eyes in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart. LOL!
So we were both working at Wal-Mart and I worked in Housewares department and Richard worked as a cart pusher. I was coming in for my afternoon shift and walking opposite of me is this guy with hair down to his shoulders with his work uniform on. He greets me and I completely ignore him. 🙂
I am not sure why I ignored him. I was shy and by the time I realized he was speaking to me it was too late so I just left it at that. Months passed and we would cross paths but he never said hi again. He later switched to Electronics department which is right across Housewares.
“Surprisingly”, I had a rude customer one night. This lady was yelling at me, I don’t remember why. I don’t remember what the customer said that made me laugh as I walked away. It for sure was an insult of some kind, but I felt someone staring at me. I looked around and there he was laughing at me after I got insulted. LOL!
Now there was another guy that worked Housewares with me. One day he mentions to me that Richard was asking about me. I tried to get details, but couldn’t get much information from him. A few weeks passed and Richard finally came up to me and made small talk.
Our first conversation were about Anime, video games and movies. 🙂 He had a lot in common and it was always fun talking to him. BUT….. I had a boyfriend at the time. So sorry to disappoint but nothing happened.
My relationship at the time was unstable. Constant break ups and altogether toxic.
Richard slowly became one of my best friends, he was always there and always a gentleman. We later realized we went to the same middle school and high school.
Richard met all my friends, was invited to all out parties and gatherings.
A year later I quit my job and Richard left for boot camp. We promised each other we would keep in touch. A few months passed and I had not heard from him. I just happened to be cleaning out my email inbox one day and I found an email from him. It was old but I got sooo happy!
With out thinking it through I called him. Unfortunately he gave his old phone and phone number to his mom so she answered. I left a message with her requesting a call back from Richard when he got a chance. I was not sure how reliable his mom was so I was afraid he would never get the message.
So at this time I’m still with my lame ass ex boyfriend at the time. All my friends know I have feelings for Richard…every one knew except me!
Now this next part always makes me sad…
Richard got my message and text me one day and said he will be visiting family soon. Richard came home for the holidays and invited me out for lunch or dinner. I said yes but we never decided on a time or date. He kept asking when we were going and I never gave a definitive answer. In other words I stood him up. This is a decision I will always regret.
Well it gets better guys!
He got discharged because his asthma was acting up… This was good news, not for him at the time. But definitely for me! 🙂 🙂
We ran in to each other at our community college. We were inseparable like peas and carrots (Forest Gump lol )
This is cheesy AF but, at this time it was like a light switched on. I knew that I loved him and that he is the only one for me.
I was scared to let him know how I felt. I didn’t want to ruin out friendship. I didn’t want to lose my best friend. And HELLO I was still with loser Ex boyfriend!
Long story short I kicked loser’s ass to the curve and decided to go for it.
Richard said he always loved me but didn’t want to ruin our friendship as well. We have been inseparable ever since. Now we have to beautiful babies Helena and Logan. I am so happy I can say that I fell in love with my best friend.
How did you and your significant other meet? I love hearing people’s love stories!