Age 10 – He’s THE ONE!!!
I saw my future husband today – the man I’m going to marry. He is soooooo handsome‼‼ He’s even more handsome than Jake. He’s the brother of Jake’s girlfriend, Kelley (I love Kelley!), and Doug tells me that he’s also Jake’s best friend. When I asked Doug why I hadn’t seen him before, he said it was because I was stupid and I never noticed anyone since I’m always either reading or daydreaming. Well, yes…I read a lot and daydream a lot, but NO! I’m not stupid! Why, I just got better grades on my 5th grade report card than Doug did when he was in 5th grade. You see! I’m NOT stupid! Anyways, my future husband’s name is Donovan Taylor, and he’s sooooooo dreamy. How can anyone be sooooo handsome? Today, Auntie Sandy was girlsitting me (not babysitting, but girlsitting) and Jake, Kelley and Donovan came home from school to pick up snorkeling gear before going to some place called Cabol??? They kept saying Cabol this, Cabol that, and I didn’t want to sound stupid so I just sat and stared at Donovan.
“Who’s this pretty little girl?” My future husband asked.
“I’m Delaney Reid, but everyone calls me Lane or Laney.”
“Hello Delaney Reid. Can I call you Delaney? I don’t want to be like everyone else and call you by the same name. I’d like to be someone special to you.” He winked at me.
“Stop flirting with my ten-year-old cousin. She’s seeing stars right now between your smooth talking and your ‘dizzying good looks.’ All women must be blind if they think you’re ‘devastatingly handsome.’”
“Oh, but he is…” Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh‼! Did I just say that??? Aaaahhh‼! I wanted to scream and die of embarrassment right in my Auntie’s kitchen.
“You see…Delaney agrees, so it must be a fact that I’m ‘devastatingly handsome!’ I’ll see you around, Delaney Reid.” Donovan touched me. He really, really touched me. He patted the top of my head and told me he’d see me again. This was the best day ever‼!