Monday, August 2, 2010
Gerson & Adri
On August 3rd, 2003 my love story with Gerson began.
Gerson and I had just come back from having lunch at a French restaurant with some friends. We were sitting in his 1997 Nissan Sentra at the parking lot of my apartment complex talking and laughing a lot. We spent about 45minutes in the car and the last 'conversation' I remember is me telling him that when he became a doctor I was going to make sure I referred everybody to him, when he then said "Ok Adri, let's get serious"
I wasn't sure if he really wanted me to stop talking or if he was just kidding (Gerson's constantly joking). But he continued to tell me that for the past months he had been getting to know me and was crazy about me. That he knew we were only friends, but not one single day would go by without him thinking about me. He went on and on about everything he felt and thought (very sweet). We always remember that he then grabbed some Altoids and offered me one and his hand was SHAKING!! He was so nervous! He later admitted that it was all unplanned. His original plan was to take me out to a nice restaurant with more of a romantic ambiance. But I guess he couldn't wait any longer. :)
My face hurt of smiling so much! I was so happy because I was crazy about him too. We had been friends for a year and although it wasn't love at first sight, we always had a special click ... chemistry (is what Gerson likes to call it).
I realize it wasn't the most romantic way to tell me. We were in a crappy car. I had jeans and a white shirt with crimpy ugly hair cause I had decided to experiment with some curly iron that day. But here we are, seven years later, more in love than we have ever been! And although we've had tons of romantic nights and dates, August 3rd will always be the one we remember the most.
In a word, there are three things
that last forever: faith, hope, and love;
but the greatest of them all is love. - 1 Corinthians 13:13
Posted by Adri at 9:59 AM