I met the love of my life a little over two years ago!
My ex of 6 years and I broke up while we were living in Hawaii (good thing because it was not a good relationship and I never thought I would find the perfect man, let alone DESERVE the perfect man), about three months before I moved back to Washington State, I dated a surfer guy and one of his favorite bands was this local Seattle rock band (he was from Seattle as well- small world and actually knew the band members). I didn't really know much about rock music but I added them on myspace and thought was that.
A few weeks later I posted that I was moving back to Seattle (and I had stopped dating the surfer) and about a day later I got an email from one of the band guys saying I should check out their show coming up. Of course I responded, not thinking much of it. About 2 weeks after moving from Hawaii I made plans to go to this show on Friday the 13th, 2009 in Seattle. I took my sister with me and we set out for our first real rock show.
While we were walking around and laughing with each other a cute guy came up to me and introduced himself as Kelly from the band. I was a little surprised because he was really cute and I just felt totally out of my element. After talking for about an hour I felt that I was taking away his time from everyone else (a few girls came up to him and hugged him- I was not used to men like this), so my sister and I excused ourselves and went to grab a drink. About 10 minutes goes by and Kelly comes back again and we start chatting for about 30 minutes. Again, the same thing happened and I just felt badly for taking more of his time so my sister and I decided to leave the show and go home. While we were walking away, Kelly comes up to us and asks for my phone number! Of course I gave it to him. And the very next day he called! I hadn't been on a real date in the longest time so I wasn't sure the rules of dating but I was surprised he called me and didn't text, like all men do now it seems. When he called, he asked to take me out to dinner...which then led to another dinner date and then 4 dinner dates. He was always so polite- a true gentleman. Something I was not used to!
I learned that Kelly comes from a wonderful family who's parents haven been married for 40 years as of last week, he has a great job for a marketing company, he has great friends, he is very polite, has a huge heart, he is loving, amazing with kids, very supportive, great communicator, very smart AND funny, and the list just goes on! At first I was intimidated by the fact that he is in a band but it turns out that they all have children and most are married. They practice once a week and very rarely play shows but when they do, it brings me back to the time that we first met on Friday the 13th. An unlucky day for most but the most luckiest days for me!
With Kelly's HUGE heart and love for me he surprised me last month with a trip to New Orleans! We just moved into a condo together after dating for 2 years, he asked me to go downstairs to get a box out of the car to unpack. I went down to get it thinking, "you have huge muscles, why aren't you getting it?" When I came back up stairs I handed it to him but he said to open it...I only saw two pieces of paper...he said to read it...it was our itinerary for New Orleans...leaving the very next day! I was so shocked and overwhelmed! He actually called my boss and cleared my schedule a month in advance! When we arrived in New Orleans we stayed in the French Quarter...while we were walking around that evening we stopped in front of a beautiful Catholic Cathedral...as I was taking pictures...he told me I was his best friend and then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!!! I was again in shock and said "of course". Apparently his whole family, my family, and a few friends knew about this! It is so wonderful because our family gets along so well!!!! I love them like they are already family!
My father passed away when I was 15 years old so it's hard to know that my big day with everyone that I love, including the love of my life will be in one place but not my father. It saddens me to know that he will never meet Kelly. Kelly is a very special, loving, romantic, thoughtful to the T man and I know my father would have loved him. I think in some small way my father brought us together. I just find it crazy how I was in such a bad relationship for so long and then just two weeks after moving to another state, I meet the love of my life who treats me SO well....I just don't hear of that to often!
I never thought after being with the wrong person for 6 years, and quickly meeting Kelly would have ever led to this much happiness. I am truly blessed!