During the last few weeks, I have announced a new relationship and I'm already talking about a future with a man that lives over an hour away. (I know it sounds crazy.) Yet our bond is so strong, so undeniably unmistakably remarkable, that he has already made plans to move closer.
In other words: Yes, it's serious and yes, I'm happy.
Everyone we run into together can see it on both our faces... we are ecstatic about finding each other.
I am at a loss at trying to explain it. We stopped trying to understand it on the second day of our incredible discovery. A discovery that you can feel so much for one person and find yourself so caught up in your own emotions, you think you are a teenager all over again... and then you start to question this magical, amazing relationship that is blooming in front of your eyes like a dream come true. Because you want to try to find the logic in it.
But all these weeks later, we are still there. Frozen in our emotions, yet moving forward with our future plans, together. Plans that include making this a journey as one couple...someday.
Here is what he wrote last night in the wee hours of the morning, just for me:
When I First,When I first heard your voice,It was thick and sweet as honeyIt called to me like a siren calls a sailorListening wasn't enoughI wanted to wrap that voice around meUse it as a blanket when I was coldWhen I first saw your face,I knew what Angels looked likeYour eyes captured mine with just a blinkYour hair floated on the breezeYour smile brighter than the evening sunMelted any doubts that might have lingeredWhen we first touched,There was a current flowing from your body to mineTouching you was like running my fingers through strands of silkHolding your trembling body brought strength to my resolveTouching your cheek was like touching heaven's cloudsHolding your hand was like grasping a fistful of rose petalsWhen I first kissed your lips,My heart was set on fireLips so soft and full that they melted my lonelinessLips that were refreshing as a glass of ice waterLips that were as hot as a steel forgeLips that thawed the desires of my soulWhen I first heard you say "I love you",My heart stopped beatingMy chest felt like tighter than a viseMy breath caught in my throatYour expression the most beautiful sight in my lifeThe use of my name left me soaring to heights unknownWhen I first realized you had become my best friend,I wanted to tell my deepest desiresListen to your deepest desiresTake away any pain you feelTake your hand for all to seeHold you close and wipe away your tears.....
By: Chadwick Clark for Kathy Shinault
So, what am I saying?
We are in love. It feels so wonderful.
We are happy and yes, this is serious.
Find yourself...keeping it real.