As my husband I started on our dinner/dancing date last night, we somehow fell into acting as though it was our first date again; I wore new stilettos because I love them...but more so because I hoped he did too. He opened my car door, told me I looked beautiful throughout the night, he didn't correct me if I said something wrong, nor I him.
I found myself starring at his dimples over dinner as if I had just noticed them for the first time. I didn't order a salad like most girls do on a first date...I order everything lol. Hey, if it's a first date he should know what he's getting into right? (Hhmm, I wonder if this guy would still be into me if I gained, like, 100 lbs.)
We jumped right into serious conversation, considering it was our first date. I told him I wanted my Doctorate one day and ask if, this thing between us got serious, he would be willing to put me through college and let me be a stay home mom...."Yes, of course, whatever you want" he says. Hhmm, I think, can this guy be real?
After dinner we walked over to a local bar that played the best music. "God I hope this guy knows how to dance", I thought to myself. Thankfully he did, and man, did he just get even cuter. We danced like we were in our 20's, and the sparks were flying. But then, he started to get tired. I told him I was worried about his stamina, because you know what they say.... he then picked up the pace and reassured me, also mentioning that he wears a size 14 shoe. It was on!
Needless to say, it was the best first date I've ever had. And although we have maintained some of these loving gestures throughout the last 25 years, it always helps to recharge, reconnect, and go back to where it all started.
And for those of you who do not know my story, he kept his promise. He put me through college, almost done with my Doctorate, and I was a stay home mom for 11 years and yes, I gained, and lost 100lbs...and he loved me anyways.
Wishing all of you in relationships strength, determination, motivation and dedication. Like I've always said, it takes one person to end a marriage, and two people to stay in it. #ItsADailyDecision