By Ronald M
That night was amazing, it was myself and this incredible girl I met of all places at work. We worked at the same Wal-Mart I was 19 and she was 18, at the time I was a mechanic working in the shop and she was a cashier. We started off with a few slow dates I had taken her to lunch a few times to a little Mexican resteraunt and finally asked her to dinner at the towns best place to eat.
It was cold and snowing, the town always had ice sculpture competitions so the streets were lined with a bunch of really cool things, especially this dragon that was in front of the restaurant we were going to. The entire town had this glow that you could only witness in a postcard around the holidays.
We had a great conversation filled with laughs and over all being goofy, she had ordered the loaded nachos and another dish I can never remember, I had a half rack of ribs with fries that we had split, the entire night went so well we had lost all track of time, but in all honesty it was myself that had gotten lost...in her smile her laugh this genuine sparkle that was always in her eye when she looked at me (which by the way are these magnificent blue not the typical they had a gray to them with a dark black ring that enclosed the color and simply made them pop).
We ate and finally when we realised what time it was and we were (besides staff) the only people left in the place. We began the short walk through town, arms laced together kind of slowly stumbling around laughing and having a great time, we finally came up to our cars, I had an old hot rod 59 Edsel and she had an old Dodge farm truck. She started it up and turned every thing on to start de-frosting the windshield, while she was doing that I could feel the proverbial butterflies filling my stomach and I couldn't help but drag her in for a gigantic hug that lifted her slightly off of her feet, when she came back down we looked at each other for a moment before I finally leaned in and had the best kiss I've ever had from the most incredible woman I've ever met.
7.5 years later, a daughter and a marriage proposal....we split....it wasn't her fault there was no cheating or anything like that, it was me and I made the most foolish mistake of my life by leaving out of fear we weren't going to make it, a mistake that I can only hope she sees that I tried my hardest to rectify and still try to now, I got this for her so she can see I will never forget that night or how even now when I get to see you how much I truly do love you and cannot wait for the day we are home together.
Breanna if this reaches you know you and Cali are truly my world and I hope one day we can re-kindle the love we had before all of this happened to us, I'm proud of you Brie and everything you do for Cali and when you can for me.. Remember this Mi Brie...we got this.
I love you