As I have mentioned before, Tricia remembers lots of great details about the past, but her sense of time is a bit off, thus explaining the discrepancies in our story.
Moments with Nathan I remember after our first day together:
I hung out with Nathan during the fun volleyball game where I saw his athletic skills come out, from what I remember Pastor Rick had some as well. I remember seeing how sweet his mom was and how cute his sisters were.
I remember going to the church picnic where I ate lots of good southern dishes and met lots of new people. I played next to beautiful Collington Harbor and spoke more with Nathan about our lives. What sweet memories.
It was also during the weekends that Nathan and I would hang out either kayaking in my parents backyard, going on our first official date, or just us going to each others homes talking and getting to know each others families better. This was extremely important to me that our families clicked, which ours did.
I continued to enjoy our new friendship which seemed to have blossomed. My friends from NJ knew about him, but they also knew something I hid from Nathan. I was not attracted to him. This made for an interesting relationship, but the best relationships from what I have seen and heard are built first on friendship - which to this day, he is my very bestest friend!
It was during the winter months when I began to slowly ignore Nathan in his hot pursuit of me. It was on New Year’s Eve I received a call from him, inviting me to come to his house to celebrate and I declined. I didn’t know why, but that night I stayed in my room and just sobbed. I missed home so much and at that moment had wanted nothing to do with my new friend.
It was throughout the winter Nathan began to give up on me. We stopped seeing each other until one day in April when I called him up.