This is J.
Somethings never die and this has been in my heart for a very long, long time. As young teenagers we spent hours upon hours talking on the phone. I would sneak over to his house telling my Mom I was at my best friends house. I was so horribly shy that when I would speak to him I would look down at my lap. Oh man, did I have it bad. The summer before ninth grade I moved in with my Dad across the country. We lost touch but every time I had the chance I asked about him. Nobody seemed to know where he was or what he was doing. I also had a person give me some seriously false information. Why, I have no idea.
After almost 20 years of being apart the strangest thing happened.....he popped up on an old friends Facebook. I immediately "friend requested" him. When I noticed he had accepted my request I sent him a message asking him if he remembered me. His answer will stick in my mind for the rest of my life. He said "Yes, you are the one that got away. How could I ever forget that smile?" Swoooooooooooooooon! That was it folks. Stick a fork in me I am DONE. There is a lot to be said about marrying a best friend. I did just that and I have nothing but joy and happiness in my heart for taking that leap of faith. When you know, you just know.
Not only is he the Ying to my Yang but he is wonderful with my children. They love him and accept him as "one of us" and that is so important to me. Children are the best radars. They will let you know if a person is good or evil. This man can sit on a floor and smile at a baby and that baby will make his way over to him. I have seen it with my own eyes! Actually, this particular baby chose to go to him over me! I was shocked, pleased, and concerned if I was evil all at the same time! Good omen all the same as far as I am concerned. I think it is very hard not to like J. Don't try and fight it is all I have to say.