I am not sure what drew me to him in the beginning before we met. I was not looking to get involved again-- well not unless someone presented a permission slip from God. But for some reason, I just kept wanting to contact him. Then I, the over anxious dater, agreed to go on a date with him right after work. That broke all the rules! He would see me in my uniform (not attractive) and I would not be freshly showered. Not to mention, I only had one extra shirt in the car so I couldn’t change outfits twenty times before I left. But I went. At the end of the night I knew I wanted to see him again. I knew he was something special.
We went out again the next night. We had an amazing time and both stood outside our cars shivering holding onto those last moments of the night. When I finally got into the car, I thought about how much I wanted him to kiss me and how much I appreciated that he hadn’t tried. I knew then and there we had started something remarkable.
The next time I saw him, we were at his house. I will never forget the look in his eyes as he told me I looked beautiful. I think that is the moment I started really falling in love. I could tell this was different from any other compliment a guy had given me. This one was not self serving. This was honesty: he really thought I was beautiful. That night,I told him some of my deepest secrets, I let him hold me, I kissed him like I have never kissed before, I found that I was more comfortable with him than I had ever been anywhere.
I remember the first time we said “I love you”. I told him I was falling really hard and he told me he had already fallen. Then we both declared that we loved each other. In such a short time, this man had completely changed my life. I had never felt anything near this. Within two weeks we had discussed marriage more than once and by sixteen days he had put a ring on my finger.
Our initial story was a whirlwind. Sometimes I wonder how I knew so quickly that this was the man for me, but then the only answer I can come up with is that he is perfect for me. I think we were built to be together. He understands me like no one ever has. I feel safe when he is with me. Best of all. the girl who has felt homeless for so long feels completely at home whenever they are together.
I love you, Daniel Betts!