Ok I'll go through the events leading up to today in short form, 10 years ago I lost my wife to cancer, we had a daughter in her time with me. 7 years ago I hooked up with a crack ho drug addict who I thought I could change. Yes I was in love with her but in the end she told me she only loved me for about 3 years of the 7 and she spent the last 4 years with me for the sake of my daughter to my first marriage. Needless to say this had an effect on my trust towards women and so I wouldn't get hurt again I decided to cover my heart in ice and stone (metaphorically) just to be extra sure that no one would ever get in except for my Daughter whom I now have an awesome relationship with. So, A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I were out getting pizza when we happened across an accident. Seems a girl pulled out in front of this lady cyclist knocking her down. Me being a St Johns trained ambulancemen I have duty of care to stop and render assistance which I did. Turns out the woman was ok so we offerd her a lift home and on the way she got to talking to me so we exchanged numbers and I thought that was that. Two weeks ago I was cleaning out the truck when I came across her number, so I rang it to find out how she was? She was fine and very happy to hear from me. Last week I got a call from her (a total shock to me) and she suggested that we get together for a coffee, We set down today (Mothers day). I thought why not, what have I got to lose? So we met for brunch. Well, My god, this absolutely beautiful woman came down her stairs to greet me at her unit complex (last time I saw her she was all bruised and cut up with small cuts and abrasions all on her face and arms etc). She looked STUNNING!!! We got into my car and went to brunch. Well things were just really comfortable with her, we talked for hours over our meal and coffees. We have so much in common it's scarey. On the way back to her place I asked if she had time for desert at another cafe to which she agreed. Again, more chat. More in common. In the end I said "I think We're at the start of something great here" and she agreed. I dropped her off and she went to the gym and I went to my friends work (a 5 star hotel) and had a few beers with him and told him about how well the day went. I called her a little while ago and thanked her for a wonderful day and we agreed that we're going to see eachother again. I'll give it a couple of days then I'll call her again to try to organise a dinner or a movie next weekend. Right now I'm feeling like the luckiest guy on the face of the planet. If anything I've made a quality friend and in one day this woman has unfucked what I've spent years hardening up. I write this for those who have just broken up with their SO's and are feeling bad, Trust me, life does go on. Thanks for reading it.