Wow... A Year!

For those of you that haven't been keeping track - that is, everyone that's not me - today is a very important date.  This time one year ago, I was heading to Canvey Island with a million thoughts rushing through my head, with the aim of saying "You know what, I'm falling for you, let's see what happens" to my friend, Kellie.

However, no matter how eloquent I can sound here, the reality of it all was weeks in the making, and I didn't know what on earth I was doing.

I had advice - I had plenty of advice!  When I went to see my friend Kellie in May, my head was analysing everything, trying to work out if I was seeing signs that someone I was starting like, was liking me in return.  However, being a complete idiot (like you didn't know that!), I didn't know what I was doing.

At all.

Many times, I would text Ruth or Mand, and say "Arrrrgh what does THIS or THAT mean?!" and usually I would get an amused reply.  I spent the weekend with Mand & Jack, plus Jennifer, Lynzi and Becky - and all weekend was asking them what I should do or what did they think...  All the while texting Kellie and seeing how she was doing.

The week after that, I developed ManFlu, and for some reason, Kellie came over to "see how I was" and we sat there, inches apart on my sofa, watching cartoons.  Being as MANLY as I am, I decided to tell her just how I felt about her, and, sucking up the courage...

I put my little finger on her thigh and rubbed it ever-so gently.  She didn't move away, she didn't slap me, she didn't call the police and have me done for harrassment.  She left a while later (to get her kids from school, not because I touched her!) and I stood on the doorstep and watched her leave, my heart hammering.

That weekend, Kellie went to Kerrys brothers wedding, and we spent the evening texting one another.  THAT was when we both sort of came to our senses.  She admitted she missed me, and I admitted that I missed her, and it was all very sappy and stuff...

So, I arranged to come over and see her on Monday, the 9th June.

The rest, as they say, is history.  We met up, we went to her local pub, and sat in the sun, touching each other in a shy, not-sure-what-to-expect manner.  I can't really remember what we said, I just remember sitting facing one another and smiling like an idiot.  I also remember the sunburn I got while sitting there, but I don't really mind - it hid my constant blushing!!

When we announced to the world that yes, in fact, we had started "dating" everyone replyed with a resounding "WELL DUH!" and "FINALLY!"

See, over the course of weeks, everyone saw us together - and we maintained constantly, we were just going out and meeting as friends.  Which is true - we were old friends meeting for lunch, or a beer, or going over our old stomping grounds.  Whenever I used the phrase "I was talking to Kellie" or "Kellie said" or "Me and Kellie did this" and people looked at me with that knowing look, which I always reply to with "No no, we're just friends"

Yes yes, you're all geniuses.

So, here I am, one year later!  We keep using comments like "I'm surprised you haven't killed me yet" and similar, but it's all good natured... Even though I AM surprised she's not killed me yet.   I am a strange sort ;)

So, to my Kellie.  Thank you for being mine.  Thank you for loving me, and thank you for being there.  I love you, Kellie, so so much.  I know I tell you all the time, and I never say it just for the sake of it.  I love you completely and utterly, and wish I could tell you just how much you mean to me.

I love you, my beautiful Kellie.


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7 Responses to “Wow... A Year!”

Ms S said...

That is *sooooo* sweet!

I am waiting for my Mr Right / fairytale romantic ending, but ho hum -- guess it happens to all of us eventually .... some of us just have to wait longer!

Best wishes to you + Kellie for the coming years!

Stuart Wilson said...

Awwwwww... You soppy thing you!

You will have to introduce us to her when we next come and visit - It's been a year, and we still haven't met her yet!

GreenCastle said...

Smiles, well done Dan and Kellie :o) I wish you all the best for the coming years, and to say thank you, for it was because of two 'old friends' getting together that made me realise who I was meant to be with... So for that, thank you :o)

Down soon, end of this month, will let you know dates so we can meet up.

Stay well and safe.

Posh Totty said...

Nowt quite like a sappy mushy loved up blog post to help brighten me day .... congrats to you both :O) .... see Dan, I do speak sense ;o)

debbie said...

OMG where the heck did that year go,, obviously you being all soppy and mushy,, well done you guys,, pleased for you both

Nancy Jensen said...

Your post tugged at my heart. I'm so glad you've found Kellie to love and it sounds like you are MORE than head-over-heels in love with her. How sweet. So very sweet.

Congrats on your one year anniversary.

Nancy Jensen said...

And yeah..... why hasn't she killed you yet?