Ericka and Donny
by Ericka Pottinger
(Vallejo, California ,USA)
I'm still in shock about being engaged and becoming a wife to my fiance Donny. I met Donny at work, we both work at Napa State Hospital and he was very shy and didnt really seem interested in me. I thought Donny was the most attractive man I've ever layed eyes on, Im not kidding he's hot! His hair is so sliky,yet curly and black as ebony, his eyes are so hypnotizing and hazel, I use to think they were green, and he stands about 6 ft tall.
Well, one day Donny decided to talk to me, he referred to me as 100 because I had a bumper sticker on my car that said 100% fine. So he calls me 100 and has been ever since. After that, I started going to gym at work to play pool with him on our lunch break. When I found out that he was involved with someone already I had to respect that and keep things between him and I on the friendly note. I respected him more for telling me right away that he was in a relationship.
Until one day he told me that he and his girlfriend had split. I know its not right to rejoice after someones losses, but man I'll tell you, I was the happiest women alive when he told me that, that was the best thing I've heard in years. He didnt waste any time either, he asked me for my phone number a week after their split. and to be sure he wasnt just pulling my leg, I asked him to walk with me on my unit at work because I would know for sure that he was serious about me because he's so shy and has never walked with me on my unit before. When he did to my amazement, I gave him my number and he called me that night.
After that we went out on a date to Denny's Restuarant and talked about everything like kids, religion and found out that we grew up in the same religion, Jehovah's Witness. I was so shocked and couldnt believe it. I knew we were meant to be together. He tells me all the time that he knew all along the we were suppose to be together. We are so alike in some ways and so different in others.
I met his family and they fell in love with me right away, and so did I. Donny's little sister told me that she knew who I was way before I knew who she was. She told me that Donny use to talk about me to her all the time and she use to get tired off hearing about me somedays. I thought that was sweet and It made me realize that I wasn't just thinking about him all the time, he too was thinking about me all the time and some more.
Well one night while I was home eating a salad he bought me, had no idea what he was planning on doing, but he sat next to me, looked me in the eyes and said "Ericka, I love you and I trust you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you." then he brought out a box and I said "whats that" and he said " a braclet" I said "oh", then he said " will you marry me?" I said "are you serious" ( several times) and he said "yes". I opened up the box and there was this beautiful ring it, two to be exact. I tried it on and it fit perfectly, I asked him "how did he know my size?" and he said "you know that old ring your sister gave you that I always take off your finger?", I said "yeah", then he said "thats how I knew your size, because it fits my pinky finger". I just smiled really hard and blushed like crazy. I was blushing so hard I forgot to answer his question. Then finally he said "well, will you marry me?" and I said "yes". and we hugged and kissed and hugged and kissed some more. It was such a wonderfull feeling. I called everybody I knew and told them all the good news.