|The early days.|
I'll never forget my mother's response to a phone call I made to her on my drive home from a weekend with David about a month, maybe 5 weeks, after that first email. I told her that I thought I had found "the one." Her response was not, "Are you crazy? You barely know him." My level-headed, responsible, practical mother's response to my proclamation was, instead, "Sarah, I know."
|This is my all-time favorite picture of us.|
Before David and I reconnected with each other through the wonders of modern technology, I never understood what people meant when they said you "just know" when something is right. I have always been a little bit of a sappy romantic, but I'm not sure I really believed that the whole love at first sight thing (or, in our case, love at first sight after almost a decade) would happen to me. But, you know what? It totally did.
For years I had watched my friends meet the right guy, and I had celebrated the love stories of others while waiting for one of my own to begin. I had prayed and waited and watched and worried. I had been anxious and discouraged, trying to figure out the wheres and hows of meeting the right person. Never in a million years did I imagine my happy ending would start with a single-sentence email. An email from a guy I barely knew, that was sitting in my Myspace inbox on that morning five years ago. Little did I know when I procrastinated with my studies that day that my life was about to change dramatically for the better - the so very much better.
And now, here I sit, with our daughter on my lap, remembering that morning and reflecting on the relationship that started that day. And I am thankful. And I am happy. And I am oh so glad I decided to write that cute boy back. Because I can't imagine what would have happened to me if I hadn't.