Sunday, August 14, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 3

I've had a couple of people mention that I haven't been really keeping up with my 30 day blog challenge so I apologize to them and here goes. I've just been busy. Sorry.

Day 3-Your first love
My first love was and is Dan. I dated one other person before Dan but I know that I didn't actually love him. We were in high school and it was just the cool thing to do. I liked him a lot but it just wasn't love. So when I met Dan, I fell head over heels in love with him. He was kind, funny, good looking, respectful, honest, hardworking, loving, trustworthy, caring, and so many more wonderful attributes. He was just plain amazing. But, I admit, I wasn't fast to give my love away. I didn't want to be that person who told someone they loved them but didn't really mean it. I wanted to be sure before I said those three little words. Dan told me he loved me within a week of dating. I may have freaked just a little bit. I told him that I would prefer he didn't tell me he loved me yet because I didn't believe that he could have known so quickly. And it made me uncomfortable because I never knew what to say in return. I wasn't ready to say "I love you".

I think it may have been 8 months into our relationship before I actually told Dan I loved him. I'm pretty sure that I loved him before I actually said it but I was young and scared and didn't admit it to myself. One night in October Dan was dropping me off at my apartment for the night and as he was leaving said, "I love you Jennie". And I said "I love you too". It was a pretty great feeling. Later Dan told me that he had never been that happy. He pretty much floated out of there and was in pure bliss. After that we got pretty good at telling each other "I love you". 

And for your viewing pleasure, here is one of my favourite pictures of Dan. The one and only man I love. 

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