In honor of Valentine’s Day I’m teaming up with a bunch of other blogs through my dear friend’s blog Diane Estrella . If you enjoy hearing people’s love story, click on Diane Estrella, and check out some more… Now, for my story….
My first day at a new job in my uncle’s bakery shop…..I walk in to find a handsome (understatement) young man talking with my uncle. I walk past them, and the handsome boy and I lock eyes. I can feel him still looking as I continue to walk past, and even as I arrive behind the counter and venture to take a peek back at him I find that he is STILL looking. A hansdsome manboy staring at me? What else could I think but……..
Sara’s inner monologue:
‘WHAT is that freak looking at? Why is he staring at me? I had better duck behind these pastry display cabinets and make sure I don’t have something in my nose or smeared across my face… Nope, nothing. Why is he looking at me like that?…….’
It turns out that he was staring at me because Cupid had shot him! He loved me from the very moment he laid eyes on me. I think cupid had shot me too, except I never would have dared to dream that anyone as handsome as Sal would even consider me romantically.
The next 6 months were a blur of him making excuses to come out to the storefront from the offices where he was the manager, and me making excuses to go back to the offices to get spare paper clips and post-it notes….the flirting was…endless…and wonderful. A giant, ongoing ping pong tornament of sarcasm, wit and practical jokes……
After that 6 months of firtation, we finally had our first date and it litearlly feels like we’ve scarcely been apart since! Within 2 months of dating, the “M” word was mentioned…..we just always knew that we would be together.. We’ve been together for almost 14 years, married almost 11 and we can both say we just always ‘fit’ together. Sal and Sara. Sara and Sal. Itchy and Scratchy. Ren and Stimpy. Tom and Jerry. Fred and Barney. Pinky and the Brain (he’s pinky, of course..)
Two best pals living life as one big comedic dialogue, raising three little mini us-es ( for better or worse!) forever knowing that we had no other choice but to love each other from the moment we first set eyes……….
Have you ever experienced love at first sight? Or just the opposite, and it all took some time? I’d love to hear it……
p.s. if you’re thirsty for more love stories, check out Dianeestrella.com