“You are the love you seek”….-Unknown

Dear Son,

Mommy, went on a date.

I shaved my legs, put on perfume, used the good lotion and actually put on makeup. I did my eyes, put on foundation, added a little blush and glossed my lips. I spent 20 minutes picking out the perfect outfit. I settled on a sweater dress with leggings. Not any leggings, but the ones that are super comfortable but yet accentuate my bootyliciousness.

And I didn’t stop there…I put on my black boots. The ones that stop over the knees and have a slight heel that I can actually walk in. These boots are so amazing that by themselves they tell the world I’m here..and I’m cute.  I was ready.

And then like all other peacocks I strutted out with my head high and a smile on my face. And surprisingly, despite the bitter cold and nasty weather the world had taken notice of my strut. As I walked by an older man said “wow you are absolutely beautiful.” And at that moment I did something I’ve never done before…I smiled politely and accepted the compliment. I mean I fully accepted it. I didn’t question his motive. I didn’t make any jokes to hide my lack of belief. I took this man’s compliment for the absolute truth.  And most importantly I believed it..not because he said so, but because I knew it!

I then strutted down the steps to the subway. And because I was on a date, when I saw the doors of the subway open, I didn’t run like an idiot to catch the train. I maintained by stride. And then the most amazing thing happened. …the train conductor called out to me and said…”come on beautiful”. He actually held the train doors opened for me. FOR ME!

I strutted onto that train like Queen Sheba herself and firmly sat down. I couldn’t believe it. For some reason the universe knew I was on a date and they were obliging my every move.

After several stops I arrived at the movie theater…In 15 minutes my movie would start giving me time for bathroom and then snacks. I purchased a child meal (small popcorn, small drink and yes, candy!) and a hot dog. I went to my seat, took on my coat and settled in.

The movie was absolutely hilarious. So hilarious, I laughed out loud, and almost chocked a bit on my popcorn. I felt no shame when I snorted a bit during the truly hilarious scenes. That Kevin Hart is a fool. After the movie I stopped at Trader Jokes to purchase my favorite Ginger Snap cookies and proceeded to go home.

My date was finally over. As I sat in my bed reviewing the night, I realized this was one of the best dates I’ve ever had. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy myself..But I thoroughly ENJOYED MYSELF (see what I did there lol), Someone once told me “You are the love you seek” and yesterday for the first time, I am a believer.


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