Well, not quite. The story of DJ & I meeting starts with his sister, Jenn. She & I became fast friends working in the Call Center. In fact, she's probably my soulmate - we share a deep love of boys, booze & baked goods. But, I digress...
It's October of 2008, & I've just (literally, 1 week prior) ended an engagement with someone who never should have asked me to marry him in the first place, but that's a story for another day. I was out for a lovely afternoon at a grocery store with Jenn & Ben - which is where the produce section comes in.
The thing you need to know about me is that whenever I go anywhere I invite everyone I've ever met to come along. I come from a very large, very close family, & that's just how we roll. So as we're strolling through the produce section I suggest inviting Jenn's brother over for whatever concoction we dreamed up that day. I had never met DJ before, but again, I just have a need to invite people places. And that's how we met.
For the next few months there was a whole lot of, "I can't be in another relationship," "But Jenn, he's your brother," & "Blah, blah, blah." Annoying, I know.
The other thing you have to know about me is that I am extremely emotional. I don't just mean weepy, boo hoo either. If I'm happy, I laugh - loudly. If I'm angry, I yell - loudly. You get the idea. One thing about me that I'm extremely proud of is, no matter what kind of crap I've gone through, I'm not afraid to fall in love. I truly believe that you can't find the right person until you find a bunch of wrong ones...and boy, do I know how to find the wrong ones.
Thankfully, I found the right one this time.
A lot of people had an opinion about me dating DJ because he has a disability & it would be "hard." My opinion is, & always will be:
- What relationship isn't hard?
- My life = My business...so shut the fuck up
But, at the end of the day, he loves me for me, & what more could I ask for?