I was 2 years old when my soulmate entered the world.
I wonder if on some level, I felt it. If I was going about my day, doing toddler things, and somewhere in the corner of my mind, in my soul, I felt myself relax a little: he’s here. He made it. It’s going to be OK.
I didn’t know he was so close the whole time though, living only 30 minutes away from me, in a town I visited often.
I wonder how many times our paths may have crossed; the same footpaths walked, the same book picked up and looked through in the bookstore, maybe once I sat down at a table where he had finished eating only minutes before. As children did we ever stand beside each other at the local ‘zoo’, watching as the guinea pigs ran around their concrete castle?
I thought I may have felt it once. A lonely teen, I sat in a cinema watching Godzilla, and as people started to file out at the end I thought to myself “he could be in this room” and I looked around wildly to see if he was. But then I laughed at myself saying “Here? There’s a whole world out there and you think that he’s here?” In a later conversation we worked it it is entirely possible that he could’ve been at that cinema, at that session, that day.
And it was at that very cinema where I noticed him, wearing a green jacket and looking beautiful, sitting next to a work friend at Pirates of the Caribbean. A lifetime had passed since Godzilla, I had moved away and back again, yet here I was, and here he was. We were not introduced that day, but I noticed him.
When we were properly introduced, it was the most exciting thing that had ever happened to me and at the same time the most familiar, easy feeling in the world. Since the very first moment we spoke to each other, we have been inseparable.
The rest, as they say, is history, only it’s not. It’s now, it’s still happening almost nine years later. I am still spending every day with this amazing, wonderful, beautiful person. Together we are raising two more beautiful souls. And everyday life, yes, it gets in the way sometimes, but that connection, that feeling, that knowing is still there. Soulmates.
Twenty-Eight years ago, my soulmate arrived in the world.
And for him I am eternally grateful.
Happy Birthday Joe. I love you.
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