After I graduated from high school I started a new job at a department store. While being trained on the cash register, I noticed this guy walk by. I told the woman training me I thought it was weird because I had seen him there about an hour earlier. She then told me he was a security guy there to catch shoplifters.
I thought he was good looking. I couldn't help but notice him as he walked around the store.
The next day, I was on my own at a checkout lane. He came through wanting to purchase a candy bar. He told me his name (Gman). He had just moved here from his hometown 3 hours away. He asked me tons of questions: my name, where I lived, if I lived around there, etc. I could barely talk. He made me so nervous all I wanted him to do was go away.
Years later, his mom would share her concern for him as we would be standing in front of friends and family to marry. When I asked why, she said, "Well, you know how shy he is". At that time, I had never known him to be shy. He was the first to talk to me.
I've known him for over 20yrs now. I love him with all my heart. He has taught me patience, love and that marriage means stinking it out no matter what.