In an instant, everything changed.
My battle-weary heart stood at attention,
Knowing somehow instinctually that this was why I had come to this new place.
It all began when I saw his face,
With its gentle brown eyes and easy smile,
Kindness flowing from him like a river.
I looked into his eyes and saw my future, my destiny, one soul sharing two bodies.
I saw hope and laughter, and felt a love that I’d never known was possible,
Everything became crystal clear.
My heart pounding, my stomach feeling as if I had been punched by a prize fighter,
The most wonderful feeling in the world.
I would have scoffed at anyone preaching love at first sight before this moment.
Over twelve years later, I will never scoff again,
As my life changed in an instant,
In ways more miraculous than I could ever imagine.