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The Man Who Took Me Over the Rainbo
Dedicated to Jordan R. Williams
Submitted by Diane
I met Jordan at a club in Roanoke, VA. At the time Jordan was working and living in that area. We hit it off at first dance. After the club closed we sat in his van outside the club and talked for hours. I gave him my phone number, but thought, "I'll probably never hear from him again. But knew that I would never forget him. It was as though a part of me that was missing had been found. We had the same warped sense of humor and easy-going nature.
When I got home, there was a message on my answering machine. It was from Jordan. He said that he had enjoyed talking to me and looked forward to seeing me again. After listening to the message, I fgell back on my bed with a huge "chester cheetah" smile on my face. He called later in the week and we had our first date. For the next six months we were together 4 or 5 times a week. Then it happened.
Jordan travels a lot with his work. He doesn't have to, but Jordan has wanderlust, one of the many things I love about him. We knew that this day would come eventually, but needless to say, we weren't ready. His new job was in California. Around December 1st he flew to Santa Rosa to begin his new job.
We talked over the phone and e-mailed each other almost daily. On Christmas day Jordan called to wish me a "Merry Christmas." After that I had not expected to here from Jordan again until after the holidays, but a few days later he called again. He asked me if I would like to spend New Year's Eve in San Francisco. I had already planned to attend a party (solo)at a friends house. I told him, "Hold on for a second." I then went into another room and danced a jig. I very calmly returned to the phone and said, "Yes, I'd love to spend New Year's Eve in San Francisco. A few days before the holiday I met Jordan at a quaint little coffee shop near the airport in San Fran.
Since childhood, I'd always dreamed of going to California someday. As a child I remember thinking that California was over the rainbow. This is why I refer to Jordan as "the man who took me over the rainbow."
Jordan and I are still dealing with long-distance love. Since San Francisco we have spent New Year's Eve in New Orleans. This year we have talked about bringing in the New Year in Hawaii.