15 years ago today I made a commitment that started it all. I met a girl a few weeks earlier in college that would change my life forever. We would chat until the wee hours of the morning, not caring at all that we both had classes to attend in just a couple hours. We laughed and told stories about our families and how similar our beliefs and ideals were.
Finally, on the morning of October 5, 1996 after staying up all night talking and watching a beautiful sunrise, I made a step of faith and told her something very important. I told her I was scared of her. I was scared because she was not what I had planned on. I was determined to stay single and mingle among the ladies in my college circle. I wasn't a gigolo
or anything, but playing the field was kinda fun. Then she walked in the picture and screwed it all up.
I knew I wouldn't find a girl like her again. She was strong, smart, wise and beautiful all wrapped up in one chick. She wasn't into drama, but loved to dance in front of a crowd if it looked like fun. She was a believer in the same God I believed in and wasn't at all afraid to show it.
The cool thing is after all these years she is still that girl with all those qualities, only better. She is all I'll ever want or need. She is who God gave me. She is my my best friend and my soulmate.
Fifteen years ago I asked that girl to go steady with me. Best decision I ever made...