Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Well Worth the Wait!

My date finally happened on Sunday. We spent the whole afternoon and evening together. We had a late lunch at Texas Roadhouse, walked around the mall, stopped at Home Depot so I could look at new doors for two closets (he was shocked that I WANTED to go there) then we went to see "Hancock". After the movie, we stopped by Target so I could pick something up. Then he suggested going to a park by the river to take a walk. We ended up watching the sun set. Once the bugs started to bite, Vince asked if there was anywhere else I'd like to go. I said he'd seen where I lived, but I didn't know where he lived. We went to his house where I made fast friends with his cat, Skunk. Yes, his cat's name is SKUNK! Vince said that as a kitten he had a white stripe down his back.

It was a very nice day. He was a perfect gentleman.....opening doors and paying for everything and he even brought me a rose.

Our second date occurred yesterday. I was out getting the great deal I already posted about when he called. He told me that he enjoyed our date, but there's something he needed to tell me and he didn't want to tell me over the phone so he wanted to come over after work. I agree.

For the next five hours, I wonder what could be so bad, is he......married, just out of prison, wanted by the law for murder, dying of a horrible illness, a former female? All these thoughts tumble around in my mind until he arrives. Once he tells me his secret, I practiccally sigh with relief. I tell him it's not a big deal to me, both my BFFs have done it and my oldest brother has done it 3 times. My other brother should do it. Vince said but he'd tried to make it work, but she wouldn't try. He said that being Catholic it was considered a sin, but at Christmas even his dad told him that he should file for divorce. They'd been married over 4 years, but having trouble for the last year and a half of it. The way he talked, he really feels like he failed. He told me that a lot of people don't know about it. He was nervous about telling me because other women have ran when he told them. Me? LOL I ended up asking him to stay for supper!


Amiyrah said...

Yay! thats great Shelly! He sounds like a very nice man.....and a man who deserves a second chance at happiness, like you! I hope things continue to work out for the 2 of you.

Shelly said...

Thanks Amiyrah! My brother showed up last night while he was over. After Vince left, my brother shook his head and laughed. He said it was pretty funny that as soon as Mom's gone I have a boyfriend. I told him that Mom knew about him before she died. I just think it's so cool of how I met him and got to know him for a month before we even went out. God's timing IS perfect!

Lisa said...

It really impresses me that he didnt wait any longer to share his "secret". It was obviously bothering him that he didnt tell you Sunday... that says something to me about him that he is a honest man.

I'm glad you have had a good time getting to know him.


frugalsuz said...

Yay, I'm glad you had such a great time! Sounds like your first date turned more into a first day. Its great when you really click with someone right away.