Our Little Love Story #1: Getting To Know Eachother
Monday, 2 May 2016
May is a special time of the month for me and my partner. On 19th of May we have been together for 5 years. So many things have happened within the 5 years and that is why I thought May would be the perfect timing of sharing our little love story in different parts each week. So here is part 1 of our story:
Back in April 2011 I had a friend request on the ever-so-popular social media, Facebook. I accepted and not long after accepting I sent him a message saying thanks for the add. He replied pretty much straight away and that is when it started. We got chatting all day, getting to know each other a little and it lasted for a good few days. Luckily, I was off work that day so I got a chance to answer him back pretty much straight away.
We had a few talks about meeting up. He lived around 30 minutes away from where I lived at the time. I had a friend who lived down the road from him so I asked if she would come with me to meet him at his local pub and asked one of my friends from where I lived to come with us too. I remember when my friend came to pick me up o , I was nervous. I couldn't stop talking and wasn't quite sure what to expect. I mean, I had seen photos and he sounded so lovely but meeting up in a local pub knowing he was with friends and other locals did make me pretty nervous.
As we arrived, luckily my friend from the village was known there so I felt a little less nervous. She pointed him out to me and all I had was a bunch of butterflies in my stomach. He was getting a drink and came over with one of his friends to sit with us. I had no idea what to say. If I remember rightly, we looked at each other a lot but didn't say much to each other. Eventually, my friend moved over and he came to sit next to me for a photo, our first photo together! Looking back, I have no idea why I had my hair cut so short and dyed bright red - haha! However, not long after that photo I had to go as it was getting late. We had a hug before we went and text each other after I got home. All I remember is, I was so happy.
The funny thing about this story was just before Christmas 2010, I had messaged him on Facebook and he was very dry back. I had deleted that Facebook and made a new one. He had seen me in a bus stop one day after college and that is when he found me on Facebook. It really is a small world isn't it?
He came over to where I lived a few times. He didn't meet Mia for a couple of months. So he used to come after work, when Mia was in bed fast asleep. We used to go out for a spin his van a few nights when my Dad would keep an eye on Mia at home. Out of all the other relationships I was with, this one seemed different. We weren't rushing into anything and we really did take our time to just to get to know each other.