|Love my wee sister! God only knows, if it wasn't for her, I might not have reconnected with Craig :o)|
....(Click HERE to read Part ONE and Click HERE for Part TWO )
Well, I wouldn't admit it at the time, but, I was thankful that my sister persuaded me to hop on that bus, fears and all. I made it back without missing any accessible connections.
However, nothing changed that day about and feelings for Craig. For sure, he may have looked a lot different than I last remembered him. In fact, I had to keep saying to myself for the next while, he's the same Craig from before. The same guy you me, at that time, about ten years earlier. As for potential romance, nope. Aside from my brother-in-law's chiding, nothing, Nada. I didn't let any thoughts beyond friendship/acquaintance fill my mind. Well, that was until...
I Need A Cat, NOT A Man!?
|My family's cat, Leon - sadly he isn't on the earth anymore.|
Anyhow, when I arrived there, my attention was captured immediately, by a young lady giving away kittens. Impulsively (story of my life), I suddenly considered a companion for my kooky cat Maggie, she was a spontaneous, random biter! Not fun. Her cute pink nose, was deceptive. All cute and cuddly, reach out in trust to pet her, and suddenly your hand meets her opening jaw, that suddenly snaps shut with pointy teeth and all. She even would attack visitor's feet, when the mood struck! So ya, maybe a new friend would help her stop trying to eat the humans.
As we wandered on through to the wallpaper and paint section, suddenly I heard a familiar voice!
|Wish I could say Leon was my cat, but nope, |
he was my dear nephew's and his parent's! He wanted my cone.
(Reminder: Craig is certain the Walmart encounter happened before our visit to his home in Part 2)
Yup! There's Craig again! I'm not a gambler, but what are the odds that we would connect three times in less than a few weeks?! - and yet, zero contact in four years!?
He was shopping for wallpaper, redecorating his bathroom with a friend. My thoughts were divided, pay attention to him, or go find a new kitty for Maggie???
So I introduced or re-introduced - depends which came first - him to my sister. (Maybe he's right, maybe that was the first introduction - argh! Must find my journal!)
|One of my own favourite cats named "Bob," - because he had no tail. This is about 25 years ago.|
|Hmmmm...marry Anita???? Or not to Marry Anita?|
|Oh, at the gym where I used to stalk him!! So handsome.|
"Hello." Craig answered (I assume).
"Hi Craig, I got rid of the cat, now where's the man?"
The long and the short of it is within a few months, obviously, we got married!
But I do want to share the stories leading up to that day, especially our seven day courtship....well, you will have to wait for part four, if you want to know the rest :o) In fact, you might want to know that there was a condition about crazy Maggie. You'll have to come back to find out what it was :o)
|Thank You God For my Mom and Dad and that they adopted the kitty that day!|
By the way, normally ladies, I wouldn't recommend being that overt with any man. Maybe it can be likened in a small way to the book of Ruth in the Bible? Okay, maybe not. In quick summary, Ruth was to show her "interest" for lack of a better word, to this man Boaz, her kinsmen redeemer. She laid herself down at his feet as a communication of her intentions, as directed by her former mother in law, Naomi. (Ruth was widowed) Boaz responded and they were married and their offspring, were the the ancestors of Jesus Christ. Regardless, a great historical event worth reading about.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Hope it made you smile just a little.
To Be Continued..
|My dear Dad, getting me to the church on time....|