June 7, 2011 I woke up to a beautiful day and a text message:
Ben: Good Morning Sunshine Daydream. Is Mikey at his dads tonight? Me: Yes!
Ben: Can I take you on a romantic date? Me: A romantical date ??? Ok!!! Ben: I’ll pick you up at 5
Me: Lol the early bird special? Ben: yes!!
This was our very first date together alone in NJ. We spent a lot of time together but never an actual date until tonight.
Le Jardin is where we dined and as you can see, I had never had a meal like this is my life. I didn’t even know people ate like this!! To be honest every meal I’ve had with Benjamin were out of the world.
I was so incredibly grateful in this moment.
The wine !! Any wine fans out there? Faust for the appetizer and Schaffer for dinner. I had no idea the caliber of what I was experiencing.
Benjamin was such a man. There is nothing sexier than a man who understands a wine list and the value of quality food. When a man opens the door for you or makes sure you are furthest away from the street when there’s cars . Being taken care of was not what I was used to. But I knew deep down that I 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒕!
This was just a taste of what was to come… The service was above and beyond because Ben serviced the restaurant so the chef was sending us course after course…
When the check arrived, I nearly choked in my seat when I caught a glimpse of the total. The entire meal was more than my food budget for an entire month… for me and a kid! . A wave came over me. How was this real life? I felt fear. I felt uncomfortable.
Benjamin: Princess, it’s ok. You’re worth it Me:
Wealth is something that you acquire with energy. Your energy has to expand in order to hold the energy of money. Talking about money always made me uncomfortable. That’s why I talk about it so much now. Because the more you step out of your comfort zone and get comfortable with the uncomfortable the more you expand and grow.
I’ve come leaps and bounds but still have a long way to go. Lucky to have found this guy that truly knows how to live life!
Where are my wine lovers at? Who’s ever dined at Le Jardin?