It was just a normal day on the way to work. The usual 20minute drive to the pool where I was life guarding that summer. I got there ontime and made my way to the office. I got half way there and she caught my eye.How was I supposed to know she saw me too? How was I supposed to know that inthat moment I fell in love?
It took me nearly a week to get the courage to ask mycoworker her name and how she was doing. It was like seeing a superhero thattook my breath away. With that I thought to give her a lost and found watch asa funny gift. She laughed and took it home with her. How was I supposed to knowshe would still have that broken watch to this day? How was I supposed to knowshe had just as many feelings for me?
After the watch it took almost another week to ask her outon a date. She said yes and I started planning. I took her to a movie and aride to the beach. The scene was set and we had out first kiss. We left andstopped by my house for a little while. Soon enough it was all over and my headwas full of thoughts of her the rest of the night. How was I supposed to knowthat with that kiss she too knew that we would be together forever? How was Isupposed to know that she would be at my house more than 150 times that year?
Soon there after I knew it had to be done. I took her to abeach near me and sat her down at a picnic bench facing the sunset. I took adeep breath and went for it. She said yes. That’s when my life began and Ireally started to live. How was I supposed to know it would be different fromall the others? How was I supposed to know we would always return to that spotwhere we started?
It’s been nearly a year and a half and we are going strong.Love is flourishing and smiles are abundant. I could never have dreamed of alove like this. I never knew I could feel this way about someone and actuallylove so strong. How was I supposed to know she was so special? How was I supposedto know she would be the reason why I keep my life together and on track?
How was I supposed to know?