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I love Sophia Bonas

I met Sophia for the first time on the beach on South Padre Island around 2006/2007.  I didn't really know anything about her at the time.  She happened to be a friend of mine's wife's best friend.  She showed up and hung out at the beach.  She was sitting under the umbrella with her best friend.  I met up with them when I got out of the water from surfing.  Funny thing is that I still remember that session. 

I was in a relationship at the time so I didn't really pay much attention to her, except that I thought she was quite attractive.  I also noticed she had an iPhone which I was quite intrigued by.  It was the first iPhone I had seen.  I remember distinctly asking if I could see it.  She smiled, agreed, and handed the phone to me.

Fast forward a couple of years later and the relationship that I was in ended.  It was November of 2008.  It was quite difficult break up for me at the time combined so many changes that began happening with my business since the month of September of that year.  It was the first time that I had a negative change in demand with the business and I had just bought a house in August of that year.  I began to feel stress, but of a different kind.  I knew that I had to act quickly and make changes.  I adapted and kept going.  Somehow I felt that things would still be ok, but it was the first time my income take a negative hit since I started in 2004.

The H1N1 virus hit in April of 2009 just as I had adapted to the change in income from 2008.  Things didn't look good!  I had a savings that I had to live off of to get me by those 3-4 months of no clients.  No one wanted to travel to Mexico!  I also took out a loan in hopes of keeping my savings intact as long as I could.  The only thing I can say that was good about that experience is that the surf was going off!!!!  We went to Port Mansfield so many times that spring.  I remember thinking that it was a good thing that everything in Mexico shut down, it meant I could surf!!!  I was single at the time and somehow Soph had managed to stay in the back of my head.  I also remember her name popping out in conversation here and there.  I felt like I wanted to meet her!

Summer of 2009 is when I officially met Soph.  I remember texting with my friend who happened to be playing poker at another buddy's house.  She was there.  I was made aware of it, and I asked if she could give me her number.  She agreed!  I sent her a text message asking if she'd like to meet up sometime.  She agreed!!!!  We set a time and date and we were to meet at her house on South Padre Island.  Not knowing what to expect, I showed up at her house and my heart skipped a beat when she first opened the door.  It was absolutely love at first sight!  We hung out for about an hour or so, and the whole time I remember thinking how it was too good to be true.  I don't know why, but I felt like she was way too good for me.  I did not belong there.  It was pleasant, but I just felt like she was too beautiful for me.  I also remember watching fish jumping out of the water.  I got a kick out of that, and she cracked up at that.  I told her I had to go back to Brownsville and that was that. 

I kept thinking about her on the drive back and how amazing I thought she was.  I couldn't believe I actually met the girl of my dreams!!!!!  It felt surreal. 

sophia bonasThis was a trip we took to Denver for New Year's 2011.  I wish I could say that the new year started off on a good note, however, so many things changed in 2011 with my business that made me stress out so much.  I can honestly say it was one of the worst years that I can remember.  I almost threw the towel in that year!  All I wanted was to be able to enjoy life with her with no financial worries.  That has never been the case since I first met her in 2009.  I tried my best though but life has been somewhat of a struggle for me...


- I sometimes sit outside the gallery to drink my coffee and hope that I catch a glimpse of you passing by.   I know that is the only chance I'll get to see you, and when I do happen to catch you cruising along, I can't help but smile :).

I've always said that words could never describe how much I love you Soph.  You always meant so much to me and I can't help but feel a little sad when I think about how I ruined everything for us.  I know it's all my fault!  I had the girl of my dreams and yet I could not keep you. 

I think about you constantly and reminisce about the good days we had.  No matter where we stood together, I always felt like I was in the right place when I was right by your side. 

You were and always will be the love of my life Soph.  I will always love you with all my heart and I will be here for you whenever you need me.  Don't ever forget that I'm just a phone call away!