Dedicated to Tweetie
Submitted by James
When I first saw Yoko, I knew she was for me. Her long black silky hair and deep dark eyes immediately attracted me to her. As I helped her into my car, I had a red rose waiting on the dashboard for her. She was very grateful and quite moved. We went to a movie and then for a romantic Italian dinner. She was so intelligent and sensitive. For the next few weeks we spent alot of time together. We told each other our secrets, our dreams, our fears. The following week I asked Yoko to go to an Aerosmith concert. She agreed. I decided I would make my move at that time. Then, the Monday before the concert, Yoko got sick. The concert was Thursday and she really did not think she would make it. Then, she called me Wednesday night and said she would be there even if it killed her. We were having a wonderful time at the concert. She had never been to an American concert so it was a great ordeal for her. Then Steve Tyler began to sing “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”. As the song began we turned and looked at one another, we stared sharply into one another’s’ eyes. I pulled her close to me, feeling her warmth envelop me. Then she touched my face softly and pulled my lips to her.
Several weeks later I received a letter in the mail. It was a job offer for a position I applied for several moths ago. It was an opportunity of a lifetime. It was also three thousand miles away. I told Yoko and we talked about it. She didn’t want to hold me back from such a great opportunity so she urged me to take it. She would not be able to go cause she had two years of college left. I decided to take the job, which would start in a week. We had one weekend left together. That weekend I took her to Carmel. It was Sunday night and we were at a quaint restaurant that over looked the rugged California coast. As we danced under the moonlight, tears began to run from her eyes. She looked at me and told me she was in love with me and didn’t want me to go. We went back to our hotel room and I called the people in Hawaii. I left a message telling them I could not take the job because I had a better offer in California. As I said that, her eyes widened and she threw herself in my arms. We went to Japan so I could meet her parents and brothers. They took me in like one of their own. On Christmas Eve 1999 I asked Yoko to marry me. She said yes. We were married three weeks later. Two lost souls finding one another is nothing short of a miracle. My miracle is my wife. Yoko. I write this for her.