Let me start by saying- DON'T TELL JAMES YOU READ THIS. He will never know about this because- I am pretty confident that he doesn't read the blog. Okay- now, I just got back from Chicago so I may be especially sappy. I have been gone for 3 nights and back just 1 day. I was in a ridiculously chaotic airport yesterday and they called for 1 person from our flight to give up thier seat for a free roundtrip ticket. I really wanted to get home but I wanted to gauge James and see if he could wait a day to see me to get a free ticket on United. When I called him from the gate I told him about getting a free ticket, I would have to stay another night and get a flight in the AM back. He responded quickly with, "No! NO! NO! Not No but HELL NO! I haven't had a meal since you've been gone! All I have had is Pop Tarts- YOU NEED TO GET HOME NOW!" I laughed. I was glad that his sentiments matched mine. But I did tell him later that he needs to make meals for himself even if I am not around.
I feel so lucky to have found James. I feel strongly that my Mom, had a lot to do with it. I would always tell her that I didn't think that I could ever find anyone good enough, that would be just as good to me as I would be to them. So in January of 2004 I moved back to Phoenix to help as she was sick with Cancer. If I hadn't moved back- I would not have ever met the man of my dreams and if my mom had not been sick, I probably wouldn't have moved back. God only knows where I would be and how my life would have been. See, the passing of my mom really changed me. I honestly feel that it prepared me for James. When we got engaged, we called his mom and I told her how lucky I felt and she said, "HE'S THE LUCKY ONE!" The fact is, we are both lucky. This is how life was meant to be for me.