Three years ago (this month!), I met a man. I didn’t think too much of him at the time. I was a single mom and had been by myself pretty much since little man was born. I wasn’t big on the whole going out thing, so I didn’t really date or have an opportunity to meet guys. Actually, I hadn’t gone on an actual date since my divorce.
I was working for a loan company at the time. We did a lot of military loans. This guy’s paperwork came through and I didn’t think much of it. He was just transferring a loan to our office from a different state. The guys I worked with liked to give the applications from single guys to me. I guess they thought they were helping. All that morning, one of my co-workers kept telling me that I needed some relations, if you get my drift. He thought it would put me in a better mood. My co-workers then decided that this guy would be the one. They had decided before he came in to sign his paperwork that he would be my soul mate. I’m not even sure if I believe in soul mates. I laughed them off, but then he showed up. He was hot. Seriously hot. Their suggestions suddenly had appeal. He came right in, shook my hand, flirted with me through his paperwork, and left. As soon as he left, my co-workers said I should call him because he would have ‘relations’ with me. I said heck no! I wasn’t about to call someone about that! As we are having this conversation, the phone rang. I answered it and it was the guy. He asked me for my phone number. I’m crazy signaling to my co-workers that it’s him. Good timing on his part. Funny thing was that I knew a crazy lot about him from all that paperwork you fill out when getting a loan. I probably would have said no if he had horrible credit or was paying child support on ten kids.
A couple weeks later, he took me on a date. I had a nice enough time, but I honestly thought he was an asshole. He wasn’t to me, but I told my sister that he had ‘assholish tendencies’. Well, that asshole is now my husband. I sent the guys I had worked with a wedding announcement. I wrote a long note on the back, since they called it and said he was my soul mate. Who would have thought?
The past three years have been crazy, but it’s all been worth it!