Thursday, November 18, 2010

A love story

I want to write down the story of the night Mason and I fell in love.

But first I need to go back a bit.

On September 30th 2004 I went to my friend Ashlee's 16th Birthday party. That night I turned 18. Mason's band came to play for the party and the bass player(being Mason) caught my eye. I was to shy and scared to give him my number so I had Ashlee's mom give it to him.

So because of different situations we didn't go on our first date until March of 2005. We dated until that July and then broke up. I wanted to date other people, so I broke up with Mason.

We kept in touch over that time writing emails once in awhile.

Fast forward to October of 2006. Mason emailed me telling me he was leaving to go to school in New York and if I would like to go out to dinner to catch up. I, of course, said yes. So we had a really nice talk and I wished him good luck in New York and to keep in touch.

We talked on msn and through texting. Then he came back to Utah for Christmas and we hung out a couple of times.

We stopped talking for a couple of months and then I decided to text him and we got talking again and discussed how I should go out there to visit. I figured I had the money and I'd always wanted to go to New York. I had also started getting feelings for Mason again and that was a big motivation.

So on July 4th 2007 I flew to JFK. Mason took me on the subway and to his apartment in Long Island City. While I was there Mason shared his city he had gotten to know over the past year, with me.

On Friday July 6th Mason and I went into Manhattan and got lunch at a soup shop. We took it to Bryant Park and ate together. He had a recording class for a couple of hours so he told me he would meet me afterwords and left me to explore on my own. I still wasn't comfortable taking the subway down to his school so I walked up 5th avenue from the Library. I stopped on the steps of St. Patricks Cathedral and talked to my mom on the phone and told her how amazing New York was. I continued up to Central Park, I sat down on a bench in the park to read my book. Mason met up with me and we planned to go to see the movie Once. Mason had seen it with his sister while she was visiting before I came out and had told me how amazing it was. We were both hungry so we tried to find a place to eat quickly, but there was only pizza shops or sit down restaurants. So I suggested we just go to a grocery store and get a few things. We then walked to the theater, which was somewhere on the upper east side. We sat down in the theater with only two other people in it and waited for the movie to start. I have to say Once is one of the best films, the music and feeling it has is just so awesome. After the movie we were both left with a very happy feeling. We set off to go to Serendipity3 but the line was absurdly long so we decided to just walk around. We walked past the Queensboro bridge and decided to hop on the subway to go home.

That is the night I fell in love with Mason, I know it doesn't sound like much but it was. We held hands that night while walking around and I just had the happiest feeling. The butterflies in your stomach feeling. The knowing that there is a special connection between you and this other person. I was in love.

After that night the rest of my visit was wonderful. That Sunday as we sat on the swings in Riverside Park(which came to be one of our most special places) We talked a lot about so many different things and that is when I made the final decision to move out to be with Mason in New York. Which turned out to be the best decision in my life.

The End.. to that chapter at least.


  1. Oh Meaghan!! I'm just so happy that you're happy!!! And I'm glad I was able to be there for all of that. Mostly only through stories but still. I think it counts. I remember years ago when you told me that you gave the drummer your number. I thought you were so brave!

  2. Ahhh, how cute Meaghan!! I had never heard the story. I love it. I love that you ended up falling in love in the city you have always loved! You're like Rachel and Ross...kinda. :)

  3. CUTE! I love it! You should be a writer.

  4. Kaitlin- you mean Bass

  5. Aww, seeing you two together when he'd wait for you after work or bring your lunch I could see (and feel the love) between you.