Today or Tomorrow Might Be the Day That Changes Your Life But Never Let it Be Yesterday That Could Have.
“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity - in freedom, in the sense that the dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern. “
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh
365 Days ago my life changed in ways I could have never predicted. They say that when you know, you know and I was never one to buy into that until of course—- I knew.
In a dog park in New York, on a day like the thousands before it, I decided to take a chance. Maybe it was the blue eyes staring back at me, perhaps it was the loud and comfortable laugh that met each story I told that afternoon but whatever the reason, I let myself fall- it was terrifying, beautiful and brilliant.
48 hours later our lives were shared in ways I’ve always found difficult to do before -but not then, not with him. It fit, nothing was forced or faked and even if neither of us understood what was happening between us - we were confident in its uniqueness and absolutely taken aback by how easily we could love.
1 mere flip of a calendar page later and he bent his knee in Grace Cathedral, not promising the world but instead offering honesty, love and acceptance. Knowing that I wanted nothing more than to trust, love and accept him, I put a piece of history on my finger and have yet to take it off.
The seasons quickly changed as did our address and our working routine but we never changed the way we looked at each other. Our foundation had been colorful to say the least and it wasn’t very long before we began to wonder… pink or blue?
What started as a leap of faith has become a journey of fate and today we looked back at the year we met, grew, created and committed.
Written: March 17th 2011
"There is nothing about this that is normal, rational, logical or even somewhat common; I realize that is exactly what I need. You swept into my life like a tsunami, tearing apart what was recklessly built, washing away all of the ideas of what I thought I’d known and leaving behind the bare, exposed version of me. As it turns out, she is quite beautiful and for a very long time I thought I had lost her.
I daydream about things I never knew I wanted and in some cases desperately avoided the urge to yearn for. It recently became very clear to me that life, while full of beautiful, mesmerizing scenes and experiences, will never mean as much if you lack someone next to you to hold your hand, and share in that moment with you. I want you to be that someone who shares in my moments.”
Celebrated on March 17th, 2012