Monday, October 17, 2016

Fourteen

It was 14 years ago today that I first met Dave. We connected through online dating, and we're actually suppose to meet up the weekend before. But the day came for our first date, and I sat there waiting and waiting for his call. We lived in separate cities and he was suppose to call me when he left, because we were meeting at a halfway point.

I waited... and waited... but no call.

I finally gave in and called him. There was no answer, so I left a polite, but firm, "thanks, have a nice life," message. A few hours later,  I got an email. He'd left his cell in his friend's car (they were out the night before). The friend was now miles away visiting family. And the cell was the only place he'd stored my number. He'd driven down to our meeting place, hoping I might have gone there without waiting for his call, and hoping he might recognize me from my pictures.

He apologized, said he totally understood if I never wanted to talk to him again... but he'd love a chance to make it up to me.

I admit... having had a few previous disappointing interactions with others before I met him,  I was skeptical. But he had such pretty long hair, such a nice voice.... and he did say he liked cats! So he got a second chance.
Most days I don't even regret it!

Happy Anniversary!


9 comments:

Dee said...

And as long as you can say "most days" your ahead of the game! You guys make SUCH a cute couple. Happy meetaversary!

kathy b said...

Awww a wonderful guy who loves cats! I love your story

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! What a neat story about how you first met.....it could be a movie. LOL...Here's to Second Chances....I'm a sap for love stories with happy endings. And he loves cats....perfect!

Delighted Hands said...

What a great story! My husband and I didn't like each other when we first met (introduced by a mutual friend) but a few weeks later we bumped into each other and there was a spark!
It's been lightening ever since (40 years worth!) I'm glad you gave your 'date' a second chance! (Lovin' cats was one of the first conversation topics I would bring up so I could weed out those who didn't like cats right away! funny but true!)

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Happy anniversary! What a great second chance!

Samantha said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Vera said...

Such a cute picture of you two. Happy anniversary of meeting!! My husband I met one summer day...he called me about 6-8 months later, but as soon as I heard his voice I knew who it was. We've been married 36 years now!!

Araignee said...

Awww....what a sweet story. It was meant to be!

RobinH said...

Happy anniversary!