About a day passed when Travis FINALLY called me back. I don’t think I stopped thinking about it all day long. I was so close to calling him and screaming “What’s wrong with you!!! Didn’t your mama tell you that women hate to wait!!!”
That first time on the phone wasn’t really anything spectacular since Travis was pretty tired from such a long day and was pretty much ready for bed. I was so frustrated that he waited until just before he was ready to crash before he called me. But I held my cool and made it sound like I didn’t really care anyway.
Since my mommy taught me that men didn’t like to be pressured and enjoyed the “hunt” I waited for him to call me again. And waited, and waited, and waited. I swear I was losing my mind waiting for that man! Finally, a WEEK (seriously!) later he finally called me. I totally had my head in the clouds when I heard his voice and suddenly all the waiting was worth it. He has a really deep and soothing voice that I still swoon over when I get to talk to him on the phone when he’s on a TDY or Deployment.
From that point on we talked once, maybe twice a week for hours at a time. There was even one time we talked for well over 7 hours (I’m totally not over exaggerating! We really did talk that long!). The more we talked, the more I fell in love with him and the more confused I got. It didn’t make sense to me that I would fall in love so soon after I broke up with my ex. After all, I’ve been in several rebound relationships that never lasted because I knew I didn’t really like them. This one was so much different.
I was fascinated with his independence, his laid back approach to life, and his love for God despite all the bad choices he had made in his life. Most of all I loved his mental strength and self confidence in himself. My ex hated it when other men stared at me (back then I was quite the looker), but Travis practically welcomed it.
Every time a man checked me out a great big grin would spread across his face. One day I finally explained to him that it was strange to me that he would react in this manner rather than getting angry. His simple answer was, “If they want to look let them! Just ’cause they’re looking doesn’t mean you’re gonna run to them. And if you do then that’s your problem.” I was absolutely aghast!
Stay tuned for my next update on this 30 day challenge when I will be talking about our first date.