Ten years ago today marks the beginning of forever. Granted, at the time, I thought I was just going out to dinner and shopping with a new friend. We connected over gardening and both had a passion for irises. Funny how life threw a me curve ball! I am amazed at how one simple evening made everything begin to fall into perspective. Things that never made sense to me were becoming clear. Granted, this took time, but that one evening allowed me to begin my “journey of self”. I began to blossom. I felt comfortable and content in my own skin. I felt a pull…a connection. I could just Be Me.
I remember sitting in the bookstore with “Auntie K”, sharing about my new friend. She must have picked up on my giddiness, for I remember her asking me one very difficult question…”Do you think you are playing for the wrong team?” She was exactly right. She could see so clearly what I was only beginning to discover. Once again, the fog lifted and life was clear. I was not broken…I was just different. Wifey always says, “Just because it’s different, doesn’t mean its wrong”.
Lucky for me, Wifey was on her own path of self discovery and was playing for the wrong team, too! The funny part is, she was just as clueless as I was. The universe sure has a way of bringing two people together, when they least expect it. It will be two years this October that I married the most amazing woman I have ever met. She makes me feel beautiful. She makes me laugh… (I swear, a middle school boy lives inside her!) She fills my heart with joy. She is my soul mate.
I am living proof…you can’t help who you fall in love with. The heart knows…
Love is Love.
Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You