This week I am picking writing prompt numero uno........Complete the sentence "I'd walk a mile for a ________." and continue writing about it.
I'd walk a mile for a chance to head back to 1987 to remember what it was like to be my husbands girl friend again. Let's take a little stroll down memory lane.
Back in September of 1987 I was a newly minted 20 year old in college, taking my second semester of Spanish. On the first day of class our instructor insisted that we all pick Spanish names. The names we picked would be the ones we would use all semester long. I quickly jotted down my favorite Spanish names, but much to my dismay the instructor started on the opposite side of the room and by the time she got around to me the names on my list had already been picked. In a moment of panic I blurted out the only Spanish name I could think of.......LOLA!! The class laughed and I turned several shades of red.
We had a really fun class. Our instructor gave us plenty of opportunities to get to know each other and it wasn't long before I was in a group project with the hippy looking dude with the red curly hair named Diego.
I liked Diego right away......he was funny, quirky, and super sweet. He was 6 years my senior, grew up in a small town back east and had served in the Navy for four years. I had been dating boys only a few years out of High School so in comparison Diego seemed like a man of the world.
We flirted, he made me laugh and next thing you know, we started dating. I remember the first time he asked me out like it was yesterday. Since we only knew each other by our Spanish names I thought I should ask him what his "real" name was. He turned to me and said, "Jim......G-Y-M." I was hooked!
I remember one day we were heading to our usual after class lunch date and he said something that made me laugh out loud. In that moment he looked over at me and said, "Some day you won't think I'm this funny." I smiled and thought......."No way will that ever happen."
Little did I know that someday I would forget how to be that girl sitting in Diego's VW van giggling at some stupid joke he made just to make me laugh. Some where a long the way I allowed myself to become Reid and Kate's mom and Jim's wife. I got comfortable in my new role and let that fun girl friend slip away.
So I sit here ladies trying to figure out how bring back Diego's girl friend Lola! Any idea's? A seance perhaps? I know she is down there some where......I just have to drag her back up!!!
I almost forgot to mention that Jo Jo over at A Moms World of Madness and Blessings is having her very first give away and it is a cool one!