We met while Country & Western dancing at Round Up Saloon & Dancehall in Dallas Texas.
Picture it… Halloween night, 2011. This little super charged Power Ranger was performing his own energetic version of a line dance; a slightly choreographed & hilarious version, none the less. The attraction started there, I didn’t even see his face because of the mask on the costume… it was his energy that attracted me (besides the C&W line dancing Power Ranger thing).
The top two main things that were on my list of what I was calling forth in a partner:
- …someone who has the capacity for happiness as great as my self or greater.
- …someone who has the capacity for love as great as myself or greater.
When I created my list of what I was calling forth in my mate, I didn’t put an age (though hoping for at least 30 years old) or a race, though I did request that it wasn’t a woman…I have been down that road one too many times.
Mabo possesses the top two things, along with everything else I had on my list, even the things I though were too much to ask for. Mabo has the cleanest energy of anyone I have ever met. He doesn’t hold the capacity for hatred, anger, jealousy, resentment, guilt, and he is not judgemental of others. When he does have moments of frustration, he is incapable of holding onto that energy for more than just a few minutes. Let me tell you, I am the LUCKIEST MAN ON THE PLANET! I fully believe that I called this forth, just as I have been calling forth things and events throughout my life.
Now, mind you, this is coming from someone who was:
The Most Un-dateable Gay Man on the Planet (2008 -2011 title holder) You can read that story here: The Undateable Me.
You can read about our love story by following the link on this site or clicking here: A C&W Dancehall Romance. The entire first seven months of our romance was restricted, geographically, to that specific dancehall; as you read through the story, you will understand why.
We got married in August 2013 in Provincetown, MA. And we say a humongous THANK YOU to The Supreme Court justices who overturned DOMA in the spring of 2013.
Mabo is Japanese and came to the USA at the age of 18 to go to school for sports medicine, which he did, and he also received his Master’s Degree in Physical Education. Mabo worked with the Denver Bronco’s two years in a row during training season (that’s how good he is, and he was invited back a second year). Shortly after his graduation, he moved from Houston to Dallas. Little did he know, two months later he would meet the man of his dreams…um, that would be me. Yay for me!
I grew up in Royal Oak Michigan, a preacher’s son, who played football, had girl friends throughout high school and college, and was even engaged to be married, like a good preacher’s son should. My younger brother is also gay. While my life was a huge secret, my younger brother’s life was never was in the closet. There isn’t a closet large enough to contain his energy! Ha! Read the first sentence in this paragraph again… Let’s just say, we had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun! We have some great stories!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy our blog and that our journey together, and each of our individual journeys, helps you in some way on yours.
peace, love, Mabo & Jimmy