The week before our adventure in Carrboro, we had talked about going public on Facebook--but he put the actual timing in my hands. Which was good for control-freak me, but also a little anxiety inducing.
As he left that Saturday night (well, Sunday morning), I asked myself a question, "What are you waiting for?"
My crazy brain replied, "I'm not sure."
So, I changed my status on Facebook.
And Facebook exploded. 139 likes? People I hadn't heard from in years commented or liked my post.
Near the end of Sacrament meeting the next day, I got a text from my 18-year-old (boy) former seminary student, "I hear you got a new man!"
Awkward, hysterical laughter escaped from me in the middle of the last speaker's talk.
Another text came from a different friend, "U got a boyfriend." I could hear her singsongy tone.
As I read it, an eight-year-old next to me gasped. And I realized that my secret may have to come out to the lovely family that has adopted me as an Auntie. 11-year-old M was going to be ecstatic. And H was going to believe that he truly had a link to Santa.
It was funny to watch how people reacted online and in real life.
I had dinner at my visiting teacher's house that night, and as I was leaving she was like, "So anything new I should know about?"
And my visiting teaching companion was like, "Have you seen Facebook today?"
"What? You can't leave after saying that!"
We did a quick little update, with a promise from me for more info later.
All-in-all, N and I agreed, our favorite comment was the Countess DeWinters' "What in the world are you thinking, getting yourself into relationships with boys at 4am???" Both of us giggled for a while after reading that one.