Monday, July 4, 2011

It's Only the Beginning

So there was this girl.
(All good stories start this way.)
She was cute - she had brown hair and she stood like she didn't care what people thought of her.
I thought, Damn.  Too good for me.
There was tequila involved.  Otherwise this never would have happened.
Want another drink?
My friends and I are having a barbeque tomorrow in Queens.  You should come!
(please come please come please come)
Um, maybe...

The next day, there was a great barbeque going on that I was largely unaware of.  My best friends were all around me.  Inside, I was quivering with excitement and trepidation.  She said she was she actually coming?
And then, she was there.
Walking up the driveway towards me.
And something clicked.
This is it, the voice in my head whispered (the one you should never, ever ignore).  This is the girl.

I'm so glad you came.
I'm glad I came too.

My arm around her waist felt like it was the only place for it to be.  Her hand in mine felt like it had finally come home.  The fireworks that night were just for us.  They always will be.  You can say there's no such thing as love at first sight.  Two years and one day ago, I would have agreed with you.  But now I know better.

This is it.
This is the real deal.
The shit they talk about in movies.
The big guns.


And I'm the luckiest girl in the world.
Not everyone finds the love of their life.
Two years ago, I found mine.


Bethany said...

What a sweet story.

Cait said...

Thank you! When you know, you know, is what I say.