Two years ago today, I married my true love, best friend, soul mate, confidant, and the man who made me realize, dreams really do come true!
Love presents itself at the most unusual times. I wasn’t looking, and then suddenly there he was. What brought us together, a kitten and his ex fiancee’! Who knew! After taking on the responsibility of my son’s dog as he and his family were moving and couldn’t take their bigger dog Rosie. He is in the army, and they move often, so it’s always a rent house. The little dog Jimmie got to stay with the family but Rosie was to big. Patrick called me and asked if I knew someone who could take her. I told him I would take her as I was living by myself. I had actually vowed NEVER to have another pet, as losing them is just way to hard on emotions, I couldn’t let her go to some random stranger. A month later, I have a pet…again.
I was never home, never. Between work, friends and family I was on the go all the time. Here I am with this precious pup, and I felt like I was giving her zero attention. So, I decided she needed a companion. She needed a cat. I thought what the heck, I like cats she will like one too! I proceeded to throw that thought out on FB and a former classmate reached out to me.
Prior to all of the events from getting Rosie, and buying her a kitten, several of our former classmates were meeting once a month for dinner. We had all reconnected through FB and enjoyed our “How We Met” dinners. Kim, the lady I was purchasing EmmieLynn from decided to join us one evening. We hadn’t socialized much except for little things here and there on FB and then of course more recent in regards to the kitty transaction. I sat next to Kim at dinner and as always conversation among all of us was abundant. At one point Kim said to me, “There is a guy I know that I think you might really get along with if your interested.” I said “Oh, ok, how do you know him?” without hesitation she said “Well actually we were engaged at one time.” Of course my first response was “Aaaaall righty then!! Not sure how this will pan out, but ok.” She asked if she could give him my number, and my attitude was pretty much just “Sure”, and blew it off. A few days later I got a text message from him, and immediately after the text message, came the “phone call”. His name was Luke. We chatted briefly and decided we would meet up once I got back from a trip I was getting ready to go on to see my kids in Michigan. When I returned, we did indeed meet for lunch at a little diner in Tulsa called “Darby’s”. We both had an hour for lunch, and there was not a lag at any time in our conversation. It was great! We ended up going on our first “real” date the following weekend to see the Christmas lights at Rhema Bible College. As we started our walk into the world of Christmas, I leaned over and told him “You can hold my hand if you want to.” And so it began…
Happy Anniversary my Lion King, you are my world, and my love for you is unconditional. I could not be blessed with a better lover, protector, and man of God. You are my world.
Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,