Twenty years ago I was a 16yr old teenager attending a party at the home of my best friends boyfriend. This was our typical Friday night activity. On this particular night a friend asked me what I thought was a very ordinary question.
"Of all the guys here tonight, who do you think is the cutiest?"
I looked around the room and saw, really saw, a guy I had seen dozens of times before, wearing a red button up shirt with a white turtle neck underneath. Pointing in his direction I said "Him."
Little did I know then, that simple question and my response would set in motion the rest of my life.
Later in the evening that same friend walked up to me and said "Here, hold this." handing me a bottle of beer. Yes we drank....shhhh don't tell my mom!!
I took it from her thinking it was her's. It was not, and minutes later I heard Red Shirt boy say "Who took my beer?"
My dear friend perked up and said "She did!" pointing to me.
I spent the rest of that evening getting to know Red Shirt boy, who I had known since elementary school, but had never actual met.
Two weeks later standing on my front porch he told me he loved me for the first time and he has continued to tell me that everyday for 20 years!!
He is my first and last love. He is my other half, He is my heart. He is my soulmate! To be corny and quote Jerry McGuire "He completes me."