Updated: Dec 29, 2021
So you want to know more about us? Well you've come to the right place.
*Warning if you're my Grandma please don't read 😜*
Nelson and I met through a mutual friend back in 2017. He was a bit of a gym douchebag (I say that lovingly now), and I was completely against the idea of a relationship so when my friend said she had a guy for me to just "have fun" with it seemed like the perfect fit! My first memory of Nelson was seeing him walk in to my friend's office at the gym in a girls tank top and flexing. Even now I roll my eyes thinking about how obnoxious he seemed, but oh so hot. He was perfect for what I was wanting; no strings just someone to have fun with.
Our first time actually hanging out was for my 26th birthday and we went to the Ft Worth Stockyards to go dancing and drinking. Admittedly I didn't give the best first impression since I was complaining about how all of my friends had bailed on coming out with us, but still he came out. Another girl that went with us was trying extremely hard to get with Nelson so I just ignored them and hung with the three friends of mine that showed up. By the end of the night the whiskey had kicked in and I was teaching Nelson to dance and next thing I know we're making out. We left the bar and ended up back at my friends house...we spent the whole night "talking". Sorry Grandma! I warned you not to read! 😳
The next day in the light of the day and with the alcohol wearing off I realized in all our "talking" I didn't notice Nelson had a badass Batman tattoo! I myself have a couple Batman tattoos so this to me was so sexy! We went to brunch with my friend and parted ways after. I gave Nelson my number but didn't expect to hear from him which I was fine with because after all, he was just supposed to be a fling for fun anyways.
To my surprise Nelson texted before I even made it home and I ended up inviting him over to watch The League and meet my new puppy, Taco. Yeah, I lured him with the old "want to come see my puppy" trick - he would've been so easily kidnapped, but I digress. Nelson came over and from that day on for the next 2 months we spent every day and night together. In fact within two weeks he had moved his T.V. and Playstation in which meant it was getting pretty serious 😂
What would a fairytale be without some turmoil though?! Not long after the 2 month mark I had a family vacation planned and Nelson had agreed to stay and watch the pups at my apartment. Before I left though things seemed off. I couldn't explain it but I got in the car with my sister and just whispered "that's the last time we'll be together he's going to leave". I didn't know what made me say it, but I just felt it. Unfortunately I was spot on in what I was feeling because for the next week I heard from Nelson only a couple of times and those times were short. By the time I got back to town he had completely moved out and wasn't responding to my calls or texts. We had plans to go to a wedding together and he never showed. Now before you go hating him remember this story has a happy ending....we just had to work a littler harder to get to it.
I gave him space for a little over a month and then one night he drunk texted me. We texted for a while and then he stopped responding so I was worried something happened. By the next morning he told me he had just passed out and to ignore what he had said, but at that point it was too late because I knew he still cared for me and I was done letting him push me away. I drove to his house and made him listen to me. I made him listen to the pain he caused me when he moved out and just left. I made him listen to how much I loved and cared for him. Most of all I made him listen to me when I said that I would support him through basic training for the Army and I would be here when he got done. By the end of the conversation we were both in tears and he told me he loved me too.
Finally we were back together! Only it didn't last. For two weeks we went back and forth with him pushing me away and me storming off and then coming back together. One night the weekend before he was set to leave for basic I laid it all on the table. I told him that if he left and pushed me away that was his choice to live with, but that we both knew it was the wrong choice. That night we almost drove to Vegas to elope. Nelson was the one who stopped us. He told me that I deserved a real wedding, to have my family there, and he told me he wanted to talk to my dad....a choice that I still to this day think we both regret slightly, but that's a story for another day!
From that night on we have never wavered. Of course we have bumps and arguments like every couple, but once we both realized that we could be okay apart, but we are much better together it was like a whole different part of our relationship started.
So that's our history. It's messy, and dark, but it's also full of love and happiness and it's my favorite fairytale of all.