I met her as Francis.
I call her Francis Darling.
I now address her as Dr. Reyes!!!
Oh yes! That’s right! My girl has graduated from our Doctoral of Economic Development program at NMSU and she’s like a LEGIT doctor!!!! Now, when I describe her to handsome men, I can say, “She’s a BEAUTY of a DOCTOR (cuz you know people’s heads get cocked and eyebrows raise when you mention you’re a doctor!), a great cook, even better friend, and has the sexiest calf muscles I’ve seen thus far! Basically, I’d marry her if I were you! I mean what else can you ask for?”
I met her Spring 2013 and we’ve been inseparable ever since. I wouldn’t have it any other way! She was by my side when I needed to study for my comprehensives (which I PASSED – WHOOP!). She was by my side when I needed about 4 shoulders to cry on when me and Don Julio broke up (that Jerkface!). Man, she was even by my side as I kissed this Mexican cutie on Cinci Street in El Paso! She’s like ALWAYS there! She’s so cool! 🙂
Unfortunately, she’s leaving me now though…what is I’s gon do??? Humph! I hate the word “sucks” but her leaving me ROYALLY SUCKS… But I guess the state of Cali needs her more than I do! 🙁 She will be relocating there soon in order to begin her career in the field of economic development. She will be enjoying the Bay Area soaking up that HAUTE sun, and making that dough! Hopefully, she sends me some so I can buy more wigs and skirts from Forever 21! I ain’t saying she’s a gold-digger! But I ain’t friends with no broke… 😉
On the for-real serious tip though, I congratulate my homie, for ALL of her efforts she’s made to get this far. She has not only maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her FULL academic career, but she has also become a pillar for me within the program and in my everyday life. Speaking of her accolades to young Hispanic students and seeing their amazement when hearing of someone of their own nationality earning such high prestige tickles my fancy and encourages me to strive to be as influential in my own community as well!
My Fanny Fran inspires me in more ways than you or I may ever know. She earnestly believes that every person we come in contact with is there for a reason! Even people we pass at the Taco Bell drive-thru! It’s all in God’s Purpose & Timing! Well, I definitely agree when it comes to why God brought me my Fanny Fran!!! But now he’s taking her away! *pout face* I still love Him though! 😉
Dr. Reyes, I wish you SIMPLY THE BEST in ALL of your endeavors! You’re my girl and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I’m proud to call you my homie, manzana, amiga, and now my Doctor! I want you to continue fretting about your height! I want you to always kiss my cheek upon greeting me. I want you to never forget our times we’ve spent together thus far. I want you to look forward to our future we will spend together. And I know I mustn’t be selfish – I know I must let you go to Cali, so I’ll leave you with this…..
“I want you to move to California for yourself. I want you to find whatever your heart needs. I want you to move to California for yourself. But not for me.”
– Delta Spirit, California
Remember to Live Life, Beautifully <3
– Shimmy Sistah