Monday, December 31, 2012
New Year's Eve 1977......I was thinking about what to wear on my first date with Glen Gray. We had met a couple of weeks before and he ventured down to Florida to be with family. He celebrated the birth of his nephew while down in Florida. I was very nervous....I only turned eighteen a few months before. He told me he had a lot of second thoughts because I was so young. When we first met I remember our conversation about both being born on the thirteenth. We both felt our birthdates were lucky. I also asked if it was too late for a birthday kiss from him since his birthday was a month earlier. He looked at me quite amazed. If you knew me you would be amazed too. I was quite shy and didn't advance too much in encouraging relationships at that point. New Year's Eve for Glen was like a mini class reunion with his closest friends from High School. I remember one of the couples had just got engaged. I felt more like an adult that night then ever. Our path was rocky that month, but we stayed together. By March, I felt a strong yearning to go away to college. I was happy with Glen, but as a person I needed more growth.