It was just a normal day on the way to work. The usual 20
minute drive to the pool where I was life guarding that summer. I got there on
time 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 in
that moment I fell in love?
It took me nearly a week to get the courage to ask my
coworker her name and how she was doing. It was like seeing a superhero that
took my breath away. With that I thought to give her a lost and found watch as
a funny gift. She laughed and took it home with her. How was I supposed to know
she would still have that broken watch to this day? How was I supposed to know
she had just as many feelings for me?
After the watch it took almost another week to ask her out
on a date. She said yes and I started planning. I took her to a movie and a
ride to the beach. The scene was set and we had out first kiss. We left and
stopped by my house for a little while. Soon enough it was all over and my head
was full of thoughts of her the rest of the night. How was I supposed to know
that with that kiss she too knew that we would be together forever? How was I
supposed 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 a
beach near me and sat her down at a picnic bench facing the sunset. I took a
deep breath and went for it. She said yes. That’s when my life began and I
really started to live. How was I supposed to know it would be different from
all the others? How was I supposed to know we would always return to that spot
where 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 a
love like this. I never knew I could feel this way about someone and actually
love so strong. How was I supposed to know she was so special? How was I supposed
to know she would be the reason why I keep my life together and on track?
How was I supposed to know?