Four Years Ago
While February 14th is the day Erik and I really became a couple today was the first day we met exactly 4 years ago. Four years! I was 24 years old when I met him and I had no idea how much my life would change because of that day.
Gemini was having a holiday party that night and I showed up with my friend PT. I remember Gemini telling me before I got there that her BIL had finally moved out of his house and was staying with them. She was so excited for me to meet him and I was definitely curious.
The moment I walked in the door Gemini dragged me across her apartment to the sun porch to introduce me to Erik. I still vividly remember the moment I met him I was surprised at how cute he was. I figured heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be some old-father-looking-guy but he had the warmest eyes and the sweetest smile. I specifically remember thinking to myself Ã¢â‚¬Å“what the fuck is wrong with you? You canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like him!Ã¢â‚¬Â
I did notice quickly how quiet he was and that he seemed to be off in his own world. Most of the night he spent listening to his brotherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cd collection on the floor of the living room so at one point I sat on the couch and started up a conversation with him. I soon found out that every single movie I mentioned he hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seen and decided right then and there I had to make sure he saw those movies asap.
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s about all that I remember of that night but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s amazing to think back to that as the beginning of the best part of my life. Even GeminiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sister had noticed something between us when even I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even realize anything had really started.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so true that life happens when you stop making plans, because I certainly wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t planning him.
On the way out the door this morning as I brought up that today was 4 years from when we met he said to me “You saved my life. You made my life” and trust me, he’s done the very same for me.