So basically my first date with Mikaela was on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014. We met up and ate at an Italian restaurant called Zios, where things were very fancy. It was really fun and we talked and my jokes made her laugh (I'm not making that part up) and we had fun. After eating, we went to the park and just talked and had really fun conversations for a few hours until it was time to go. I even gave her a foot massage (which she loved)!
That's the summary I'll give you guys, which basically is the whole thing. I'd give more details about Zios or what we talked about, but I doubt you guys want every tiny detail. So moving on!
Sidenote: After our first date, Mikaela said she wanted to pray about how it went and see if it was a good idea to have a second date. I did the same and I got from God that if I can respect her body, I'll be blessed this summer. Pretty vague, but I get the point. I'm not pushing anything beyond where she's ready. That's my promise to God and Mikaela. So far, I've kept that and I plan to keep that up.
Sidenote: Just FYI, 6 people liked that status. Yeah, don't you wish you got that many likes? Haha.
Yesterday was Thursday May 29th, 2014 and I met up with Mikaela at 2pm and we hung out (went to stores, the mall, ect...) and talked and held hands and it was super fun. When it got closer to 4:30pm, we were leaving Gordmans and I got to read Mikaela the poem I wrote her. It was full of feelings and happiness and warmth. She said it was really sweet and that she liked it, so I let her keep it (I only had the one copy so I hope she takes care of it).
After it got to be around 5pm, we were meeting up with Ashley. The Indian joint we were going to eat at was closed for "family matters" so we had to think up a backup plan, which ended up being Mexican food.
We went to a really yummy mexican restaurant and I got shrimp enchiladas, which were FABULOUS! They also had really yummy guacamole too! After that, we went to Walmart and looked around and also a pet store in the mall. I GOT TO HOLD A HEDGEHOG!!
It was fun, really and truly. I just wish the days I loved never had to end. I keep replaying the day over and over in my head and I wouldn't change anything. I got to hold Mikaela's hand, show affection, feel it returned to me. It was perfect. Ashley and I got off on the wrong foot and I am no longer seen as a rock to her and we even have plans to hang out now next Saturday.
If I could relive any day of my life in my almost 21 years, I wouldn't want to pick. There are so many days I've been blessed with. So many memories. Even before high school, I had good days. I just wish I could live them all over again, but I know I have to look to the future and make those the best days to come. Mikaela and I are seeing things in the same perspective right now and our friendship is growing. To see that grow to something bigger, better, with more purpose...Yeah, that'd be awesome.
I just know that not everyone moves at the same speed so I'm giving her time to see that I am a man of real interest. I have goals and dreams and desires too. I'm the kind of man to never push anything beyond what it should naturally become. If we become more than friends, that's great! I'll treat her as she should be, respect her, and give her memories she'll never forget.
I told her last night before I left how I felt about us, together, as an item (or couple, if you like that term better). She can see that I'm starting to trust her, let her in, and that's a big deal for me. She saw my vulnerability and how easily it could have been to cut me. Yet she looked into my eyes and smiled and understood everything I was saying. She has a kind heart, a gentle soul, and a caring attitude.
To say that she deserves a good man is an understatement. She deserves a great man, and she'll be blessed with that, I know it.