This is the first day of my life
I swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain suddenly everything changed
They’re spreading blankets on the beach
Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
Now I don’t know where I am
I don’t know where I’ve been
But I know where I want to go
And so I thought I’d let you know
That these things take forever
I especially am slow
But I realize that I need you
And I wondered if I could come home
Remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning
And I thought it was strange you said everything changed
You felt as if you’d just woke up
And you said “this is the first day of my life
I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you
But now I don’t care I could go anywhere with you
And I’d probably be happy”
So if you want to be with me
With these things there’s no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I’d rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery
Besides maybe this time is different
I mean I really think you like me
The past year and a half have been so amazing. I feel I’ve known The Explorer forever and yet its gone by in the blink of an eye. I remember nearly everything about the day we were introduced. “Jim thinks you two should date.” The best introduction I’ve ever had. The introduction I’m most thankful for.
I used to wonder how you could know the person you love is the person you will love forever. How you could know you wanted to marry someone. How you could be so sure. I wrote my high school bestest a four page letter grappling with that, asking how she knew Peter was her person. How can you be so sure about the rest of your life?
You just know. There’s just this calm, knowing I’ve met my person. The love of my life. The man I’m going to marry.
I’ve always hoped I’d have a wonderful love story to tell my grandkids.
I’m the luckiest girl in the world because he loves me.