We went out to dinner tonight and Sylvia started getting a little antsy while we were waiting for our check. I picked her up and started walking around the restauraunt. I was delighted to see that they still had a Christmas tree up, so we headed that way. She was revelling in the lights when I heard a familiar voice say, "Wow! Rachael? With a baby?"
I looked around and saw two folks that I hadn't seen in at least seven years, probably more like ten. The girl was one of my old residents from the dorm days and the guy was her boyfriend at the time, who I pretended to chase away after hours. It was very exciting to see them and even more exciting to see them together, knowing they were happily married and living where we live. We hugged and said, "Oh my goodness! Oh my gosh! How ARE you? Oh my goodness!" over and over and over again, until he finally asked me....
and who's adorable baby is this?
I beamed. I looked at Sylvia and looked back at them, smiling, bursting with pride while I coughed up the words...
There were more gasps and shouts of "Oh my gosh! How adorable! You're kidding?" and then he asked, "Well, who's the daddy?" I said, "Do you remember Sylvain? From the dorms? He lived there before we did, but...yeah, I married him!" You probably could have cut through my pride with a knife. I've never felt so excited to show off my little family.
They were flabergasted and couldn't believe it. I spent about five minutes catching them up on all of my other friends from the dorms who ended up getting married, and most of whom are now exepecting babies. Then, as if my night couldn't get any better, the sweet girl looked at her husband and said...
"See! You can still have a baby and look HOT!"
Now, I know she used to butter me up all the time when I was her RA, and I used to think it was just because she wanted me to ignore her boyfriend on our floor after hours...which I usually did, because she was so nice. But tonight, the only reason I can think of for her saying such a nice thing is because she's such a nice, nice, amazing, wonderful, nice lady! Ahhh....it was really good to see them!
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