Our First Face to Face Date
There was definitely a spark but I wasn’t too keen on the idea of starting a long-distance relationship, let alone a military relationship, knowing he would be gone for long periods of time.
Two months had passed and David had leave again, which was a rare occurrence. While he would be home, I had an event to tend to at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Pete, FL.
Since David was coming down, I asked him to accompany me. Please keep in mind, this was the FIRST time meeting face to face. For all that know me well, I don’t get nervous; but in this case, I was a disaster (haha). So, I waited for David to show up at my home so we could start our drive to the event, mind you he was about 1 hour late, I thought WOW, what a great first impression… Anyway, once he arrived we drove to St. Pete, blasting music and chatting as if we had known each other for years.
Long story short, we had a wonderful time together in St. Pete. I knew David was a very special type of man but I still was unsure what to do. A few days later, I began to pack to head home to Penn Yan for a week. The night before my departure, I made the decision to ask David to be my boyfriend. He said are you sure you want to try this? This isn’t going to be easy with me being in the military. But, we both agreed, it was worth giving a try.