|Slice of Life Challenge - Day 24 - hosted by Two Writing Teachers|
Me: Who, my dad?
Roomie: Ha, Ha! Here!
Bill: Um, hi, this is Bill. I'm Joe's roommate? I was wondering if you wanted to go get dinner or something?
Me: [Gulp!] Um, yeah, that sounds good! [Holy Crap! It's actually him!]
Bill: How about tomorrow? Do you like Fazoli's?
Me: Tomorrow is good...I like Fazoli's!
Bill: Ok, I'll come pick you up...what's your room number?
Her: So...did you have fun?
Me: Yes, he is awesome!
Her: You like him a lot huh?
Her: Well, Joe said that Doug said that Bill said that he likes you a lot too!
Me: Seriously, back to junior high again!?
Her: [laughing] I know, but still...He likes you!
Me: I like him!
Her: You guys have been going out for a while...has it been a year?
Me: Yep...over a year!
Her: Are you going to marry him?
Me: I don't know. I would say yes if he asked!
Her: AHHH! That is so exciting!!!
Me: Well, he hasn't asked yet!
Her: He will. He loves you. You can tell every time he looks at you! I'm so glad I made you go visit that day freshman year.
Me: Me too! Thanks again, by the way.
Her: I'm going to be getting home a little later than I thought.
Me: Ok, Bill is bringing me dinner. I'm sure we'll still be here when you get home. I think we are going to watch a movie or something.
Her: Ok, see you later!
Bill: I brought us Fazoli's! I ordered baked ziti for you and spaghetti for me. Remember our first date?
Me: Yes, I do! I thought it was funny that you ate your spaghetti with your spoon. I have only seen people do that on tv!
Bill: I only did that so I wouldn't be so messy on our first day. I didn't want to get it all over me!
Me: You do have a special talent for that.
Bill: [gets out of his chair, down on one knee] I bought this over the weekend and I just can't wait any longer to give it to you. I love you. Will you marry me?
Me: [jaw on floor] YES!
Her: [peeks her head in the door]
Bill: You can come in now!
Her: Well? [all smiles]
Me: We are getting married! Look! [holding out my hand]
Her: I've already seen it. Why do you think I was late? It's so beautiful! I'm so happy for you guys!
[hugs all around]
We've been married almost 11 years and we still celebrate that first trip to Fazoli's - January 16, 1997. There have been a lot of highs and lows since then, but always we have been by each other's sides. Best friends. Who could ask for anything more than that?