Love has a funny way of finding us at the right time
Watching her sleep was my favorite pass time. The way she crinkled her nose when she dreamed something whimsical. The way she unconsciously smiled. The best part was when she sighed and in her sigh she said my name. My heart would soar when her sweet melodious voice would speak in the stillness of the morning.
I knew he would be up early. I always caught him staring at me in wonder. I don’t know why he would do so. I don’t know when and how he fell head over heels in love with me. I wasn’t an open book and yet he never pushed me for more of me. He let me give him what I could and more when the time was right.
“Good morning love…mmm how’d you sleep?” She’d say dreamily. I’d smile and pull her body into mine and I’d kiss the tip of her button nose and then kiss he plump lips. I couldn’t get enough. She was my true addiction. The way she kissed me, so sweetly.
The first thing he would do was kiss me. No matter what, our mornings weren’t started without sharing kisses, heated ones for that matter. I was loved by an insanely great man and I was just confused on how he ended up with me. I had lived my shares of heartache and he came and started tending to my wounds selflessly.
I knew she was doubtful. I knew she didn’t know how to love with the intensity she had in her earlier misadventures. I would teach her. I would love her deeply. I would let her be her without questioning. I would keep her safe. I would do anything for her and she knew it. I guess I could see why she always told me I seemed to good to be true.
I stretched and wiggled into him and he let out a tortured groan. I would giggle knowing the what I had caused him. He let out a growl and I felt his hands grab my hips and pull me even more into him as he kissed my exposed neck. “Why must you torture me so?” He slightly chuckled. I laughed feeling very amused at my mischievous manner.
Today was the day. There was no moment more serene and perfect than now. No matter what she would be mine forever. We’d grow old together. We’d build a home, have some kids, get a dog. I’d make sure she would have all that she did not receive before. “Hey babe..?” I felt her turn around in my arms and look at me with her soft brown eyes, “Yea?” “I love you.”
I smiled. My insides turned to mush. “I love you too love.” I said as I kissed him. I felt him grab something from behind him. He looked deep into my eyes and I saw it all. I saw his profound love, his kindness, his wonder, everything said without actual words. He took a deep breath, and I instinctively tensed. “I want you forever…marry me please.” He said and lifted a little red box with a ring inside.
Her eyes went wide. She let out a breath she had held the moment I had asked my question. She looked at me and then at the ring, her eyes teared up and she smiled at me. She was speechless. She kissed me and she uttered the words that would change our lives forever, “Yes, a thousand times yes!” She said happily. I took the ring and slid it down her finger. She would be mine forever.