Monday, May 9, 2011

Sand

Where better to go on a first-date re-do than the beach? It is my favorite place on the planet. A place that rejuvenates and relaxes my soul. 

I hadn't seen him in almost 2 years. We kept in contact, here and there, but he had changed in a way.  Since his brother had gotten married, he seemed to be doing some thinking, he was a bit lonely, like a single soul who has realized his desperate need to join to another lonely soul. Naturally, I was intrigued.

We strolled along the sand, neither of us knowing what to say. But what do you say after the last 5 years? What do you say to the man who has broken your heart a dozen times? Warm sand between our toes, I wondered where this day was going? The same as usual? We'd end up at his place, then see you in a few months the next morning? But it felt so different. Like he was changed, different, like we were going to be different.

As I was driving trough the sandy deserts back to my home in Las Vegas, I made a deal with myself. If he sent me a text message (the things 25 year old girls think of.), I'd do this, I'd go back to him, despite the heartache, despite the horrible first-date re-do where I paid for my own dinner.  I told my best friend, I prayed about it. I made myself a deal, to end this one way or another.


He never sent me that message.


That was 5 years ago this June.


This July, we'll be married for 4 years.


Funny how things work out, huh?




This was a post for the RemembeRED prompt: So this week, we want you to write about sand. Yes...sand. It doesn't have to be summer-related, but the impending summer and my proximity to Lake Michigan and it's glorious beaches are what inspired me to tell you to write about sand. So. SAND. GO.

10 comments:

  1. Love this! I have an old romance rekindled hubby myself. :)

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  2. LOL! Sorry, but I was that girl years ago, only I finally left his heartbreaking ways and found someone who did text back. Only then it was called "writing a letter".

    Dang if technology wouldn't have made dating SO much easier!

    But congrats on bringing him around. ;)

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  3. Very unexpected ending! That was fun!

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  4. Awesome! Funny how things work out!

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  5. It was meant to be.

    I love that.

    Great story.

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  6. I love this. I am new to your blog (came here through Red Dress), but it makes me want to know more of the story.

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  7. Thank you all so much for the kind comments! It really was (is) a hell of a love story!

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  8. brilliant, so often these stories end in the non text the failed romance, so nice to read about the love story that came true! stopping by from the rdc to say hi x

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