In our lives there is always something we regret thinking, saying, or doing. In my case, thinking I had met and fallen in love with the greatest person and saying those two words that symbolize a lifetime vow. These… doing these I do not regret.
This is our story – a story of who we were, who we’ve become, and where we want to go.
Our story started on a summer evening. He came to a stop at a red light at the bottom of a hill I was driving down. In that moment, as our paths crossed and our eyes locked, we caught a glimpse of one another. In those few seconds, for the first time, we noticed each other. That same night our story continued with a text about rims. Car rims.
We were in our early twenties, not yet able to fully comprehend adulthood. Every day brought something new and exciting. For as long as I could remember my life was always changing and I was constantly having to adapt. On the contrary, his life was stable. A part of me thinks that I (my distracted and perplex self) was exactly what he was looking for. Of course, I know his warmth and solidity was what I desperately needed. Don’t you see? It was unexpected, but there it was… He and I were inevitable.
As the months went by our love grew deeper. After his meticulous planning (unbeknownst to me), the day came when he looked into my eyes the way no one had (or ever will again). He kneeled. I knew what was to follow but all I could do was stare blankly at the man who would become the kindest and loveliest part of me.
On January 7th we stood before each other and promised to always put love first.
We’ve spent the last five years re-arranging our mind to allow space for each other. We’ve learned to constantly think about each others needs and above all LOVE has remained our priority.
… to be continued.