March 09, 2009

I love you, It just comes natural

Mr. Right and I share a love of country music, but by mid-November (2006) one thing we hadn’t shared was our first “I love you”s. Driving down the road one evening, George Strait’s new song “It Just Comes Natural” came on the radio.

…I love you, It just comes Natural, It's what I was born to do, Don't have to think it through, Baby, it's so easy loving you, It just comes Natural.

Mr. Right and I talked about the song, and how we both liked it (even if the title was grammatically incorrect). Then he suggested that it be “our” song. I loved the idea, but my mind was racing because the song had the “l” bomb in it. Was he already thinking it?

I loved him, but after only a month I was afraid I would scare him if I said it too quickly. Before he and I started dating, he had planned a pre-Thanksgiving trip to Nashville to go to a concert at the Grand Ole Opry and visit his friend Jenny who lives there. He would leave the Sunday before, spend a few days there, and then head straight to Ohio to spend Thanksgiving with his family.

As we said our goodbyes, I wanted to tell him that I loved him, but once again I held back. Each day we traded lots of text messages and several late night telephone calls. Monday night was no different—at 1:21AM (technically Tuesday morning) a text came in.

" BAbe—I am soooo drunj right now but they are playiog slide by matchbox 20 so I immediately thought of u—miss u so mucn & love you—wish u were here!:-)"

Never did it cross my mind that Slide is, in fact, a GooGoo Dolls song, not one by Matchbox Twenty. He had said, or at least typed that he loved me! I tried not to get too excited. He was drunk after all. What if he hadn’t meant it and he just typed in on accident? I sent a quick text back, asking if he would call me, hoping his response would clear up any confusion. 7 minutes later I got a response back that just confused me more.

"Haha give me bout20 min we are getting jack in a box before I go to bed—yes indeed I am drunk off my @$$ but I still love u the same with all my heart!:-)"

That evening I had to wait till 04:06AM for him to call. He kept apologizing for calling so late, but I assured him that I was glad that he called. I can’t remember all that we talked about in the 111 minutes that the conversation lasted (don’t ya just love cell phone records?) but there was not one “l” bomb to be had.

The next day at work I was still distressed and confided in a couple of friends. Kelly suggested that while the alcohol could have caused him to say it when he didn’t mean to, it wouldn’t not make him say it if he didn’t mean it. Alcohol is the ultimate truth serum.

I also wanted a guy’s opinion, but a male coworker just succeeded in confusing me all the more. They both agreed that I shouldn’t go ahead and say it, just in case, but that I should try to see if he meant/remembered his messages.

So I hit forward and I asked him someone about the message he sent me that late. And rather than commenting on the “I still love u the same with all my heart!” he confirmed they did indeed go to Jack in the Box for burgers that late.

I was frustrated to say the least. I decided to just drop it till after he got back. He called me when he got back into town, wanting to know if he should go the back way home, or if he could go straight down the main road. I passed along my dad’s advice and told him that I would finish up my dinner (I was eating dinner with my family) and head his direction.

He hadn’t eaten so I packed up some leftovers for him and took it with me. After he ate his dinner, we snuggled on the couch. Then out of the blue he asked “Do you think its possible to fall in love after just a month?” I opened my mouth to answer him and he continued “Because I think I’m falling in love with you.” “Yeah, I do think it’s possible, because I’m in love with you too.”


  1. Oh GUYS! Brent put that song on a CD he made for me and I love it :)

    Brent was much more romantic with his first "I love you" but only because he thought he was going to lose me to someone else, haha!

    ~ Katie

  2. What a sweet story. It's hard to find that right moment but once you know, you know.

  3. I love your dating stories!

  4. Gotta love those drunk text messages, haha. And gotta love George Strait, too! These dating posts are great :)

  5. See he loved you just the same. Drunk or not. But I know it would have been nice if he didn't confuse you.

  6. Oh, I believe it. Hubs and I were looking at wedding rings after just 3 weeks together. :) When you know you know!

  7. I was unaware of Don's commitment to not telling a woman he loved her until he had a ring to put on her finger. To say I was dying to hear him say those words was an understatement, but knowing how much he ached to say it and still waited made it very special too. (I just dont do waiting very well!)


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