He apologized for only having a pitcher to place my surprise flowers that he bought at the grocery store. Still, all I could see was the handsome 19-year-old boy who showed up unexpectedly on my apartment doorstep with a dozen red roses.
I was so extremely shocked and scared of commitment that I gasped and slammed the door in his face. When I tentatively cracked the door open, he mumbled something about buying flowers for his Mom and Grandma anyway, and he thought I’d like them.
A lot has changed, and a lot has stayed the same.