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First Meeting

The best night of my life
Dedicated to Jeanette

Submitted by Anonymous

Sometime back in 1992 my life took a turn for the best. I met the woman of my dreams.

Up until then I was a self-centered single bachelor. Looking back in retrospect my life was very shallow. I was very self-absorbed. I had a huge fear of commitment and viewed it as disastrous.

Then I met her. I was out one summer night, at one of my favorite local hangouts. The club was hosting a luau and Hawaii themed night to draw in more people. There were tiki lights strung across the dance floor and the bar was covered in bamboo thatch. You could smell the aroma of the barbeque in the outdoor patio, which was lit by bamboo torch lights. The music outside was mellow Hawaiian music while the dance floor was playing club music.

I saw a woman from afar that looked very cute. She was wearing a Hawaiian style dress that tied in the back. She had short black wavy hair and a beautiful face. I walked over to her table and asked her to dance.

"No". And she looked away. She didn't add anything to it. There was no explanation that followed, just a simple 'no'. It caught me a bit off guard. Usually women said yes, and the ones that said "No", at least gave me a reason, even if it was made up.

I tried not to look hurt and began to slowly walk away. When I reached my table I turned to look at her and she was smiling! She couldn't have looked happier. This both unnerved me and interested me in her more.

After about a half hour, I decided I would give it another try. I walked over to her table and asked her to dance again. Only this time I said, "Excuse me, I know you may not have any interest in me whatsoever, but I find you very intriguing and I would like you to give me just a moment of your time so that you may decide if the feeling is mutual". I couldn't believe I said it. There was no rehearsal or pre-thought. I just blurted it out and it came out so eloquently. Not bad, I thought to myself. Or did I sound too much like a salesperson? Before the answer came to me she said, "Yes".

"Yes"? I said quizzically. My conscience replied, "And is that your final answer?" I nervously repeated myself. "Yes, you will?" "Yes, I will, she replied".

We danced and talked until 2:00. We were the last people to leave. What can I say, I did the unexpected, I fell in love. I asked her to marry me just three months later and we are celebrating our 14th anniversary this year. I'm totally committed to her and love her more now than I did than. For our anniversary I would like to take her to Hawaii so that we can re-live the best night of my life, meeting her.

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