“A woman or man of value doesn’t love you because of what he or she wants you to be or do for them. He or she loves you because your combined souls understand one another, complements each other, and make sense above any other person in this world. You each share a part of their soul's mirror and see each other’s light reflected in it clearly. You can easily speak from the heart and feel safe doing so. Both of you have been traveling a parallel road your entire life. Without each other's presence, you feel like an old friend or family member was lost. It bothers you, not because you have given it too much meaning, but because God did. This is the type of person you don't have to fight for because you can't get rid of them and your heart doesn't want them to leave anyways.” ~Shannon L. Alder
Yesterday, I got to spend the day with my best friend (and best child ever 😭). It was a beautiful day: a morning sunrise swallowed by fog, early morning paddling with no one around, ducklings swimming with Claire and the warmth of Maine’s mid-summer sun.
But most importantly, it was eleven years since @awcaseyme asked me on a date 😜. The best first date ever. ☺️ And as he encouraged me to do my recovery “toe yoga” deep into the lake so he could “take a picture for doc”...I remembered once again why those eyes captured my heart so long ago.
Your depth for love haunts me.
Your spirit for life gave me hope when I had zero
Your empathy gives me strength and your heart heals my daily pain more than you will ever know.
You are my clarity. My life raft in a raging river. My foggy mornings and fire-sky sunsets. My cairn on summits, my lighthouse in the storm and you will never know a day that I don’t love you.
We’ve found us, here...and we will paddle together until time disappears. 💙
Eleven years, two hearts and a lifetime full of love.
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