Thursday, April 12, 2007

Wonderful.

When I met him, I was not ready to be kind to a man. He was oh, so patient, having NO idea what to do to make me happy. But the day we were driving up north so he could meet my parents for the first time, he did it. He made me love him for the good man that he is.

It was snowing sleet sideways, wet, cold, miserable. I was nervous and edgy about the coming family gathering. We stopped for...?...something I've forgotten, in a parking lot on a long street crowded with strip malls. We had been on a few dates, he had already taken me to several movies, so he knew I loved popcorn. He told me to wait in the car, which annoyed me, because he didn't tell me what he was doing. He disappeared for a while, and I waited, thinking,"why am I even bothering".
Then I saw him, inexplicably dodging through the traffic in that horrible weather, carrying something under his jacket, getting soaked and I could tell, frozen. He made it back to the car, dived into the passenger seat soaking wet, and proudly pulled from his coat a HUGE, steaming hot bag of fresh popped corn, with lots of salt and a little bit of butter, just the way I love it.

I looked at him, looked out the window at the crazy traffic whizzing along the street, knowing that he had just risked life and limb to get me something he thought would, at that moment, make me happy. I looked at that bag of popcorn, then into his eyes, and I felt cared for in a totally new way.
I just knew that this man could be trusted to be real. I was right.

I've never liked diamonds anyway.

10 comments:

arlene said...

If anyone reads this, you're tagged! Post on your blog something wonderful about someone you love, and leave a link here, with a comment.
Thanks! (There are so many wonderful people in my life, and in yours too).

arlene

Karyn/Mom said...

What a sweet story! It is so easy to see Daniel doing something like that for you - typical of his type of thoughtfulness and so romantic!

I've done my wonderful post, BTW!

arlene said...

um i love my mom

arlene said...

Ummm...actually LEVI said the previous. He's wonderful too!

Mike and Tor said...

I have a Wonderful on my blog too!

Arlene - what a great idea, thanks for thinking of this.

Mike and Tor said...

I have a Wonderful on my blog too!

Arlene, what a great idea. Thank you for thinking of this.

Karyn/Mom said...

thanks for clearing that up! I was a little confused for a second. :)
Did you see Victoria's and Jim's "wonderful" postings?

Dad, Paka, Jim, Jimmy, Uncle Jim, Nephew, Sweety, Hubba Hubba said...

A typical guy in love. Willing to swing from tree to tree (really wanting to) to deliver gentleness and kindness to his lady. Great job there Dan'o. You are a great spokesman for us all.

Kathleen said...

How cool! (And I linked to you on my blog.)

Vanessa said...

I've posted a wonderful on my blog...