"You're a modern girl and I'm an old fashioned fool"
The perfect New Year's Eve for me...had always been spending it with a childhood friend but as life marched on and we stopped the tradition, it was spending a quiet night at home, writing. I thought it was a great way to start the New Year by doing what I love.
I'm not one for parties, noises or crowds.
That was before there was a 'we' however and it was ten years ago...
It was our third or fourth date.
He was late.
That only gave me more time to fret--I changed outfits twice--from a skirt to a pair of leathery pants..I was worried I was overdressed.
And in the back of my mind, I wondered about the sanity of this plan.
I didn't know this bloke all that well.
But it felt like we had been friends forever and I clung to that thought.
He had invited me to a New Year Eve's party...it would be our first night spent together.
Finally, he arrived to pick me up.
I asked him if I was overdressed-
He said, "You're not over dressed at all. You're prefect."
Off we went..to meet his friends.
Later, I found out, these were the really good group of friends, the crowd you've known the longest, the impressive ones.
At the restaurant, he ordered for us.
I even ate the mushrooms on the gourmet pizza, then we went to the party.
It wasn't so crowded at the party. It was a lot of conversation and laughter.
In fact, it was my kind of thing.
We kissed when the hour changed
And that was the first night I spent in his arms.
We've been flipping the calendar together ever since...
He will always be late--but he will always come through.
And I have gotten used to feeling overdressed.
He still orders for us.
Though I've long since come clean about hating mushrooms.
That night was amazing and we've had many amazing nights since...
He still tells me, "You're perfect"
I'm looking forward to the next ten years...because
Each year, it has only gotten better and better and I hope this is our best year yet
Happy New Year to you and yours! May you have whatever it is your heart desires!