Monday, February 16, 2009

Our Love Story---Part 3

After a series of LONG emails, where I assured Patrick that I did not have high relationship/marriage expectations, and that I thought it was going to be hard to get to know each other, even in a friend capacity, if we were not intentional about spending time together, we started spending more time together. (was that really one sentence?)



Patrick had very limited culinary skills. His diet consisted mostly of pasta with Prego, cereal, and sandwiches, with the occasional shake-and-bake pork thrown in. I volunteered to teach him to make stir-fry to add a little more variety to his mealtime options. The day we planned to get together was BEAUTIFUL, and one of the first warmish days of the year. He decided we should scrap the cooking lesson, grab some food at Boston Market, and head to one of his favorite spots along the river for a picnic. We took a frisbee, some cards, etc. What? Friends can have picnics along the water....right? Well, as it got dark and the stars came out, it was time for another relationship conversation. It went something like this...



P: "I really want to date you."

L: nothing.....I still didn't know if we were having the I-really-want-to-date-you-so-we-have-to-spend-less-time-together conversation again or if this one was different. So I waited to see what else he had to say.

P: Somewhat discouraged by my lack of enthusiasm, he goes on to explain that he DOES in fact want to make a commitment to date me. I can't remember all the words he used, or how I responded (except that I somehow said yes). But, then came the best line EVER...

P: "I know you don't give your heart away very easily, but I want you to know that from this day forward I am in active pursuit of your heart."



Gasp! Yeah, I know, I MELTED....he stole a little piece of my heart with that line.

15 comments:

krista said...

What a Romeo! Who could resist that sentiment?!

Loved hearing this story again. Still remember the day you came to visit me at MU and you told me about him. :o)

Mari said...

Wow - what a guy. No wonder he won your heart!

Momma Roar said...

AAaaaawwwwww!!!!

Short Stop said...

You cancelled dinner with me to go on that "stir fry" date. And, I'm SO glad you did! :)

Janelle said...

My nose is doing the pre-cry tingle!!

Christie said...

Awwwww! I don't think I've ever heard all the details of this story before.

Growin' with it! said...

"active pursuit"...and it sounds like he still is to this day! ♥

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Rock on Patrick :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love a happy ending!

Monica said...

Is he a romantic or what?

Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

So Sweet! Thanks for finishing the story, well I guess your love story isn't finished yet... thanks for finishing that chapter :)

Pat said...

love the story!! thanks for sharing. yes, we should get together...just had lunch with johanna today when she came over to pick up her dog we were taking care of. let me know when a good time is. ~katie

joana ahn said...

i can't believe it took him so long. i mean you're pretty amazing.

Jen said...

Wow, what a line. Double wow for saying it and meaning it! I don't think I really knew all the details of your love story before. So glad you met Patrick - he's a great guy!

Dave and Jenni said...

WOW -- what a great thing for him to say! I can easily imagine, already being attracted to him, how you melted. This is a great story, Lynn.