Felina Rodriguez – Not Your Ordinary Typical Guy Meets girl and falls in Love
Couple’s Love Song: Crimson and Clover
Not your ordinary typical guy meets girl, they fall in Love and live happily ever after. At first sight, it was not Love or like, my first thought, “Great, another muscle head at the gym who thinks with his muscles.” His thought, “Great, a typical girl at the gym who thinks she’s too good to say Hi.” And that was it. Not two words were said, not even a Hi, and we went our separate ways that was it, our first meeting and nothing said. It wasn’t until 5 years later that I came face to face with him and was finally properly introduced; unfortunately, it was by his girlfriend at the time, an acquaintance of mine.
Fast forward another 3 months and there we were at a birthday party for a mutual friend, both not wanting to be there, but agreed to be the Designated Drivers for some party goers. Again, we were introduced and that night, we spent the next 5 hours talking and getting to know one another, teasing each other about our thoughts of one another at the gym the first time we kinda met. Neither of us are big beer drinkers, but he was schooling me on the difference between craft beer and regular old name brand beer. I told him that I did not like the taste of beer and he said that I wasn’t trying the right beers. I sat and listened to him go on about a Raspberry Beer that he enjoyed. We exchanged numbers and as I left the party, he said, “Maybe I can take you out for a Raspberry Beer sometime?” Neither of us was looking for anything more that night than conversation, but to both of our surprise, the walls around our hearts began to fall. Well, he took me out for that Raspberry beer and at the end of our 4 hour date, when it was time to go our separate ways, he asked if he could kiss me. I SAID YES and as he took my face in his hands, kissed me hard and long, I thought to myself, “This is what you’ve been waiting for your whole life!”
That was the beginning of our Love Story that continues to fill the pages of our book. We spent every free minute we had together. Work breaks consisted of meeting somewhere for coffee and stealing kisses. Since we both have children, our Kid free weekends were spent together. Every morning I waited for those Good Moring Texts that put a Smile on my face. He would send me links to songs that were about falling in love. Then one day he sent Crimson and Clover, a song I was familiar with but never really put much thought into. This time, I listened to the words….. Ahhhhh, Now I don’t hardly know her, but I think I could Love her….. That was us. Although we had only met, I knew that this was the man I was going to Love for the rest my life. It was funny that I never really heard that song on the radio before and now it seemed like it was on every day on more than just one station.
A year and a half later to the day we started dating, he asked me to marry him, and I said YES!!!! Our blended family of 5 boys and a Granddaughter could have not been happier. Of course I was excited to start planning a wedding and that indeed is what I did, but it was not my wedding. A few months after I became engaged, my oldest son, asked his girlfriend to be his wife. Weddings are expensive and since he is my 1st son, I am helping them with as much as I can. We also have 2 sons graduating, one from college and one from high school, so our wedding plans have been set aside for a bit as we continue to grow as a couple and Love each other and put our family’s needs and wants in front of our own.
Winning a free reception would not only be Amazing, but financially help us have the dream wedding that we both deserve and want. We talk about having a smaller wedding, so winning this would accommodate the invitation list we have.