Sunday, October 6, 2013

First anniversary... first date, pt. 1.

This past Thursday, October 3, marked our one year anniversary (of dating).  I can't believe it's already been a year.  Part of me wants to type some sort of sappy, lovey dovey blog... but I've been thinking a lot about our first date.  
Our first date was on Sunday, September 30, 2013.  I wanted to keep it simple and just grab some frozen yogurt in Coronado. I was going to have a busy day at church, and Levi's exact words were, "You've had a long day, I want to feed you."  I couldn't help but think, "Wow! This man wants to take care of my needs???" He was already SO different from the other guys I went on dates with, earlier that summer.  He not only wanted to see to my needs, but he actually had suggestions!  
When I got home late from church, I was EXTREMELY NERVOUS!!! I tried asking him if he was nervous, but with his happy-go-lucky attitude and chipper voice, he replied that he wasn't.  I wanted him to be a LITTLE nervous, so I could feel justified in my extreme nervousness!!!  I don't know how else to describe my nervousness, except to say that I even thought about cancelling our date because I had never been this nervous for a first date! Even after he pulled up, to pick me up, I was still thinking about "rescheduling" because I was nervous out of my mind!!
"Would he like me?" "Would there be enough chemistry to gave a good conversation?" "Would he think I was cute?" So many questions filled my mind!! 
As I walked up to him and his car, he was waiting outside of it, ready to greet me and open my door.  I didn't know how to act!  He looked so dashing and beyond cute!!!  I remember getting inside his car and thinking of how clean it was!  He got in and we headed off to Buca di Beppo, in downtown San Diego.  As he drove, I think he was wearing his sunglasses, which made him look super hot!! And made me even MORE nervous because I couldn't see his eyes. As he drove, I'd look over at him while we talked, and his arms were so manly--thick with the right amount of hair.  I just wanted to touch him, and feel his arms.  {I'm a touchy feely person, but I also like to touch those I'm communicating with}.  When we got downtown, it took a bit to find the restaurant and parking.  What really struck me about Levi was that he was SO patient in the crazy downtown traffic, one-way streets and lack of parking.  He was unlike any man I'd ever been on a date with!  We finally found an Ace Parking lot that was close enough and parked.  As we started to walk towards the restaurant, our hands brushed up against each others.  I would apologize and he made no big deal of it.  Just as we were going to cross the street, he grabbed my hand and held it.  For a split second, it startled me but then it just felt so sweet and comfortable, but most of all safe.  I felt so safe holding his hand and it was such a reassuring comfort  especially walking downtown.   As we rounded the corner, we surprisingly found ourselves right in front of Buca di Beppo!  We walked in, and our host showed us to our table.  We were then asked, "Are you two celebrating anything tonight?"

Several things came to mind....

{to be continued}

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