The day I knew I was in love with my dance partner was on 9/11. I realized then he was the most important person in my life and I did not want to lose him. We had been dance partners for several years, dancing, going out to dinner, church, yoga classes, and even traveling together. I left a message at his office.
He was on a business trip and stuck in San Francisco because the airplanes were grounded. When he was finally able to get back home the Los Angeles area, we sat down and talked. I was worried about dating; after all, it is much easier to find a boyfriend than a good dance partner! But we agreed it was worth the risk. We formally dated for two years, married with our dance friends present, and have been married eleven years. My husband became ill almost three years ago and I have become his caretaker. I’m still madly in love with him and I’m glad we had that friendship before deciding to marry.