Seven Years Ago feels like forever. It also feels like the blink of an eye. I was a waiter at Red Lobster and she was the hostess. I had just got back from basic training for the National Guard and I felt invincible. So, when I eyed this cute little blonde girl at the front of the restaurant, I had to say hello. We talked long enough to say hi, exchange names and then she sat some people at my tables and I didn't see her again until the end of the night, when she handed me her phone number and asked if I could show her the town as she had just started college here.
The next day I picked her up in my green pick up and we spent the day driving around the town. I showed her the college, the town and a nice place to grab a burger. We ate and talked like we had known each other our whole lives. Love at first sight is for the movies, and us.
I took her back to my house and we watched movies until we fell asleep. I woke up the next morning on the couch with her in my arms. I gently shook her awake and let her know what time it was. She had been awake for twenty minutes but didn't want to move she said. I smiled, she smiled, and then we kissed.
I walked her to her car and let her know that I wanted to see her again. She winked at me and told me that I'd have a hard time keeping her away. I still smile at that, because I haven't tried nor will I ever try to keep the love of my life away.