Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Beautiful Girl

(Chatting today)

https://chat.mormon.org/chat/?alias=NieNie#/

Mr. Nielson has been at the ranch since Monday and while he's gone I've
decided to deep clean my basement.
I am getting rid of things, organizing papers, and going through files.
I've come across love letters Mr. Nielson has written me over the years.
I also found this photo tucked away in his old set of scriptures.
When I began dating Mr. Nielson several people told me that I was
not the type of girl he usually dates, so they didn't take me seriously.
Like his past girlfriends; I wasn't blonde, I didn't have long hair,
I wasn't tan, nor did I have a solid career path.
I also didn't know that in High School his favorite band was INXS.

In the kitchen of his apartment early on in our relationship,
Mr. Nielson introduced me to one of his roommates.
Roommate looked at Mr. Nielson with a smirk and laughed.
He seriously laughed like it was a really funny joke.
I walked into the living room wishing I had punched roommate's face and then
dramatically walked out the door.  
Roommate said to Mr. Nielson: "No...that's the girl you're dating?"
Mr. Nielson said:
"No, that's the girl I am going to marry."
I smiled.

Mr. Nielson knew I was hurt by roommates comments and walked over 
to me where I was sitting (on his stinky couch) and 
began singing in my ear "Beautiful Girl" in a fantastic Michael Hutchence voice.

That night when I got home from his apartment, I noticed
 he had sent me an e-mail:
"Beautiful Girl,
I've never felt this way in my whole life-
I spend every moment thinking about you.
My greatest desire in life is to make you happy.
 I can't get enough of you. 
I love you more than you will ever ever know.
-Christian
9/12/00 
 
 I never saw that roommate again, we were engaged a few weeks later,
and have been hooked on INXS ever since.