I would love to share our story. As I said we met on August 3rd 1996 at the beach. We live in sunny San Diego, CA and I was reluctant to go anywhere that day, you see at the time I worked six days a week at two jobs and I volunteered at my church as a Sunday school teacher on Sundays and went to church on Sunday nights. I didn’t have to go in that Saturday so I thought I would get some needed sleep, however, my sister convinced me to tag along with her and go to the beach. I had a thing for surfers at the time, so that was why I agreed to go, however, there weren’t any cute surfers that day and I was kind of bummed until I saw him.
He was the hottest guy I had seen all summer, rippling muscles which showed easily with his black wife beater and he had on long shorts right past his knees. After his chest the next thing I noticed was how large his calves were, they reminded me of the statue of David. He was so well proportioned I could hardly take my eyes off of him. He casually strolled right past me and headed directly to the water, where he just stared out at the sea. I decided that I would get his attention by playing in the water, at the time I was quite waify and I use to wear a small bathing suit and size 1 jeans, so I strolled over to the water to catch his eye though he was standing not too far from me I could tell his thoughts were miles away.
So I decided to give it up and I went back to take a seat next to my sister who was laughing hysterically. Of course she let me know he didn’t even see me. I would have just let it go, however, I am very competitive that was how I got my job as the assistant to the New Director at a local television station, where I pretty much ran the news room. My interview was, I need you to see the trees so I can see the forest. If that gives you any idea, plus I was on call 24/7.
My sister noticed that two blonde girls had made their way over to where he was sitting and she told me if you don’t muster the courage to go speak to him they will and I was not having that so I got up and went to say hi. It was really odd because I detected a familiar accent, which before that summer, I would not have recognized so I asked him where he was from because I detected an accent. At this point the two blondes took off and I took a seat. To wrap it up, I gave him my number, which I thought was a waste of time, because I didn’t get the feeling he was that into me.
Later that day I got invited to go sailing on Sunday around the bay on a yacht and speed boat with some guys I met later that same day. I had never been on a yacht so I agreed as long as I could bring my sister. After I got home, there were three messages on my answering machine. He didn’t play games and wait. He was just honest and so pure. And after I returned his phone call, we were inseparable and 20 years later, we have been married for 16 years, dated for 4 and we have three beautiful children. I am his first and only wife. Also he tattooed my name across his heart after we had been dating about three months. I told him he was crazy and asked what he would do if we broke up.
He said it doesn’t matter, where I come from we believe you only get one true love and YOU are mine!
Mrs. Tomica Pall