you can’t choose how or when someone will enter your life. every fork in the road leads you to where you are at a particular space and time when someone new enters.
some people are blips on the radar. the come and go barely seen. you pass them on the subway or they are stand behind you at the grocery store. or maybe they prepare your favorite coffee drink often enough they have come to know you by name.
some people are more significant. they sit in the same computer lab with you all night during finals and you share jumbo bags of candy – candy you aren’t even supposed to have in the computer lab. or they teach your children how to count by fives.
but then some people enter and you feel like they really see you. you feel like they know you even though you’ve only just met. you meet them and you feel that calming wave rush over you because they get it. and sometimes, you are in the season of your life when that’s exactly what you need.
you meet someone who reminds you that there are people like you out there.
there are people who try to see the best in everybody.
people who have sensitive souls and heavy hearts.
i know i barely know her. we have only just met.
but in the few times we have shared space and time and intention, it has been very clear
i met her for a reason.
i can’t say what tugs at my insides when i’m around her but something does.
i feel blessed to know her. to see her.
and to have the opportunity to show her how the beauty of who she is, looks to those around her.
sometimes you can’t see in the mirror what everyone else sees in real life because there is no one there but you. and when you are the kind of person who doesn’t delight in focusing on yourself, a mirror will show you nothing.
but how you make the people around you feel, should.
and hopefully, so can a photo.
you’ll be seeing a lot more of her when i get to spend time with her and her fiancé, dan.
and next october, i get to be there when they promise forever. it will be an honor.