Mary Beth was tired of the single life and the endless parade of first and sometimes only dates. She wanted someone who could connect with her,. Being that she was “plus size” and a mother of 3 boys seamed to curse never to find love after her divorce. It was not her fault her ex husband decide he did not want to be married or to have a family anymore and left one day never to be heard from again. It took her a year after he left to convince herself he was not coming back. And another year to get the divorce final due to not knowing where he was and his family also cutting ties with her and her boys. When he left Josh was 2 , Travis was 5 and Greg Jr. ( named after her ex-husband) was 8. Now Josh is 7, Travis is 10 And Greg Jr. ( who has now asked to have his name changed) is 13.
For the last 3 years she has tried every way to find someone to interact with. She has been fooled a few times and heartbroken even more. Finding a job after Greg left was not as hard as this is. Tonight she was meeting a guy by the name of Harrison for drinks. He is the brother in law to one of the doctor’s at the hospital she does book keeping for. It seems everyone is out to help her find live now. But Harrison seems like a good possibility. He himself is divorce with 2 kids (a boy and a girl), he is a contractor with a major local construction company, he is around her age (she couldn’t believe how many dates she went on with guys that were closer to her dad’s age) and when he saw the picture text of her that she sent he remarked she was beautiful. The only thing that is left to make it a great match to her is good conversation.
She wants the type where the conversation never gets weird or too silent. The whole experience is not brought down by it but heightened by it. Now that she looks back she can see she never even had that with her ex. She knows it can happen because she once before she got married had a boyfriend where they could and would talk for hours and both want to talk more. He since had married and has kids They are still go friends but she would never flirt with a married man.
Now she is sitting at the bar wait for Harrison to get there. He text her a few moments ago to tell her he was running late due to work and was about to take a shower to get all the dirt and sweat off him , then he would be on his way. She ordered a diet Spite to calm her nerves of meeting someone new. As she takes the first sip she sees him walk in, his picture text that he sent did not do him justice. Now she was even more nervous. He came over, smiled and gave her a friendly hug. The hug was so warm andfelt so good. He sat down and asked her what she was drinking and she told him what it was. He ordered a beer for himself and asked if she would like a “harder” drink or wanted another one of those. She could tell he wanted to buy her a drink of some sort so she asked if a glass of red wine was ok. He smiled big and said it was. And much to her surprise he started talking. And before she knew it there was a conversation going. A conversation that lasted for hours; a good conversation. And with that she knew she found love again.