Butterflies.

Five years ago today, I felt real butterflies in my stomach for the first time.

After a bizarre twist of fate, I had finally met a certain gorgeous boy two nights earlier. The first time we'd gone out went fairly smoothly; we grabbed dinner, chatted, saw a movie, chatted some more. I was completely smitten.

Yet a few days later there I was, feeling as though I was in a bit of a conundrum; just because I'd had a great time and had spent countless moments replaying it over and over in my head, didn't mean that he felt the same way. I was worried. What if he didn't enjoy himself? Would he be interested in me at all? And what if he wasn't? It would be a shame, because he was so cute. And he wore nice shoes. What to do? Argh. Needless to say, I was full of nervous anticipation.

It is with fondness that I look back on those moments of confusion, giddiness and pure hope. The feeling that maybe, just maybe I had met that someone special was exhilerating, exciting and a little scary. I don't think I've ever wanted something quite so badly before, as I did at this very point in time, five years ago. What did I want? I wanted the highly important second date, of course.

To be continued . . .


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13 comments:

Laurel said...

Eeek!! Those feelings are the worst / best!!

I can't wait to hear the rest of the story...

Julie said...

:)

TOO CUTE!

Kristabella said...

Those are the best kinds of butterflies!

Operation Pink Herring said...

That is one of the best "how we met" stories I've ever heard!

-R- said...

I wrote once that I am really sad I will (hopefully) never feel butterflies like that again, but I am also really glad that I never have to feel butterflies like that again. It is the best/worst feeling!

What does J look like? I imagine him having dark brown hair and blue eyes.

Sarah said...

Shoes, hair, and teeth. The 3 Must Haves. *wink*

Such a sweet and romantic story. Waiting for part II.....

Michelle said...

Awe! :)
The BF and I are hitting one year on the 20th!
Can't wait to hear more of your story!!

Erin said...

Yay! I love story time!

Marianne said...

Even though I know where this is going, I can't wait! ;-)

You're adorable!

kerrianne said...

I love this. And oh how I love le butterflies.

Katie said...

Aww, I am sure we can all relate to those feelings! I think your story is going to have a good ending though... :D So cute!

janet said...

ooh, tell us more!

(I wish I could bottle and sell that feeling. I'd be a zillionaire.)

kirby said...

I always hate 'to be continued' things. Mostly because I am impatient.
it's exciting for you though. I've forgotten what those butterflies feel like. I will now proceed to live vicariously through you.





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