I'm sharing the story of how James and I began.
You can read part 1----> here
We walked up the movie counter and purchased our tickets to Surrogate
(He paid by the way, which made me wonder if we were out on a date).
As we sat waiting for the movie to start we found it easy to talk.
Honestly, I don't recall everything,
but that it was easy to open up to him and I wasn't fearful.
We talked a lot about our families.
His parents had 10 kids. He was the youngest.
His parents were also strong Catholics.
I had 1 sister and a half brother.
My parents we're divorced, but my mom and step-dad Catholic, too.
I was so intrigued by the thought of 10 children. It blew my mind really.
We talked and talked, sharing our lives with one another until the movie came on.
We watched for about 20 minutes
and then decided we couldn't handle this horrible movie any longer.
First time I ever walked out of a movie (but not my last ;)
He asked then if I'd like to get something to eat.
I said yes even though I was nervous
and when I'm nervous, eating doesn't really happen.
We went to Old Chicago and sat in a booth in the back of the restaurant.
We decided to share a pizza, which for me meant, I'll take two bites and be done.
We made small talk as we ate pizza
I believe this was the first time James said this was not a date.
I remember slightly smiling because it felt like such an awkward thing to actually hear that out loud.
As we left the restaurant James asked if I wanted to go on an airplane ride.
Did I mention he had gotten his pilot license not long before we met?
I said yes because I was enjoying my time with him and how fun?
As we drove I remember talking about college some
and the bad relationship I had been in,
which would be talked about a lot more over time..
We, actually really, I should say James talked a lot about how this wasn't a date.
He said it was just too people hanging out and getting to know one another.
I caught myself smiling a lot and chuckling on the inside
because I wasn't sure if he was trying to convince me or himself.
We got to the airport and into the airplane.
I watched him check the airplane and fill it with gas.
I remember thinking in that moment,
"I'm in trouble, I could totally fall in love with this guy."
We had a really great time together,
but when he dropped me off at my car later, I rushed away.
I was scared of what I was feeling and what I knew I could feel.
I will share more about that next week!