|My life, my love, my misery|
I had a crazy week with my family. Erick has been wanting to come home and visit my family this Thanksgiving. I would love for him to come, but i know my family wouldn't be to geeked up about the idea. I know how they are. My dad basically hates all the guys his daughters date until proven otherwise. With 4 daughters, he has seen plenty of drama with the guys. Especially with me, I always find the Rotten apples, but not Erick. He's different. I asked my dad in an email if he could come home, stay in a hotel, and meet the fam. on Thanksgiving. This was his response. My dad is a crazy man I tell ya:
I don't think a major holiday with all the family is the best time for a first meeting. That said, I'll concede If he is man enough to spend 10 hours in a car with you just so he can meet the family, I'm man enough to serve him a turkey dinner !!
Please assure me he is not vegetarian, special needs or just a complete asshole,,,,, your last 2 fiancées were quickly classified in the aforementioned categories in my book and I'm sure subsequently in yours.
Mom and I have been buying food for the past several days in preparation for the Holiday.
See you and what's his name soon, tell him to drive safe or I'll kick his ass.
As always, Humor intended
P.S. Several glasses of red wine helped me with this email"
Grrr........... I was SOOOOOOO mad. i couldn't believe it. i told my roommates and was fuming. They laughed, thought it was "cute of my dad" and funny. It was not. Sure he said humor intended, but i know there was a hint of seriousness in it. Two can play at that game, so I sent him this:
I assure you Erick is normal, sane, nice, and a meat eater. He drives to see me- I never drive to see him, he takes me out to dinner often and never thinks of letting me pay, he is the youngest CPA in the state of Michigan, had a retirement plan set when he was 18, is a safe driver/ won't start his car until I have a seatbelt on, respects me, my roommates, my rules and beliefs, and wants to meet all my family members that I talk about all the time NOT because he wants to put a ring on my finger any time soon, but because he thinks its the respectiful, manly thing to do. This was origionally his idea. Neither of us can afford to take time off work to come visit on a nonholiday. On the flip side, he is balding, not because he is old (he just turned 25) but because it runs in his family and he never cared enough to buy rogaine. So don't be a lump. Humor intended :-)
P.S Several ice chips were crunched while writing this email"
Hahahaha........... boo ya. Then my mom responded that our eamils had us laughing out loud, and that Erick was already gaining points with my dad for getting a hotel and not trying to sleep with me. I am not embarassed, or worried about Erick when they meet. I'm worried about my family................. it's seriously going to be like meet the parents. No joke. I love him, and I know my family will too.
ANYWAYS: I had a pretty good weekend so far. Today I have the day off work, and am just going to sit back and study until church later. My roommates and I decorated the house Friday night for Christmas. I love it. We have the tree up and everything. I know it's kind of early, but we figured it would be nice to come back home from Thanksgiving break and have our house already looking nice. That way we can focus on exams and what not.
Erick helped me decorate my room. We went up to the store and got these really pretty blue Christmas lights, some bulbs, a mini tree, Christmas movies, and Garland. It was so fun decorating with him. We made the best out of the tight space in my room. They are really his decorations. I planned to buy a mini tree and some garland, and he said he would get the lights and movies. But he took my little cart too and bought them. But I figure that was okay, because someday we will have those things in our future house. There just staying in mine this year :-)
So we stopped "sleeping together". I just feel it's wrong, and I hate having guilt over me. He says he is fine with it, that he's not exactly thrilled (lol) but he thinks that it will bring us closer in other ways, and is willing to wait with me. I'm so lucky. I'm so happy he is willing to do this with me. It really means a lot. We started reading "A purpose driven life" together the other night. So far the book is not that impressing, but my hopes are that It will get better and open both of us up for some good conversation and thoughts about life, and God. He is the glue of every good relationship.