From the first time I saw you I knew you were something special.

The very first time I saw you I knew that you were something special. You made a real believer out of me. I wasn’t really the lovey sappy type of person. I didn’t believe in fat. But when I met you, I knew that was something was different. The feeling I got was something very distinct. I started to feel butterflies in my stomach. My heart started to race abnormally. My mind was running at a hundred miles an hour, and my mouth couldn’t keep up with what my mind wanted me to say. That was something special. I haven’t felt that way before. I remember thinking to myself at the time: “this is what falling in love feels like.” You opened my eyes to see a world of emotions that I wasn’t familiar with. And I was a little bit afraid.

I locked out, fortunately.

I didn’t fumble when I met you and I mustered the courage to ask you out. When I was talking to you I kept stuttering. But I survived. You even found something cute about how nervous I was. You saw something in me that was worth giving a chance. And I am eternally grateful for that.

We went out on our first date and I was a little more relaxed this time. But still, I was pretty nervous. I was rehearsing in my head the stuff that I would be using for our conversation. And I saw you walk in the restaurant. I thought that this time I would be okay. But my feeling only grew stronger and I didn’t know what to do with myself. You were trying to look for me, and I waved my hand in your direction like an idiot. You giggled a little bit when you saw me. I didn’t if it’s because you thought I looked like a fool or if it was because the whole situation made you giddy. But your giggle ignited a different kind of flame with me. and that’s when I knew I fell even more in love with you the second time I saw you.

And that’s when I knew I fall in love with you, even more, the second time I saw you.

A few years later I’m standing at the front of a church. My parents and my best friend are standing at my side, waiting in anticipation. The music form the organ starts blaring and everyone in the pews stands in unison. I turn to look back at the church’s doors and little by little, the light from the outside starts to trickle into the church, impeded only by the silhouette of a lady. You were like a shiny piece of gold. And when the doors close behind you, the dust starts to settle and everything seems to come into focus. You put your chin up as you stare down the aisle that you’re about to walk. You look as beautiful as ever. I thought that I reached a ceiling of my love for you, but at this moment, it’s like I’m discovering a whole new universe of love. All of the energy is directed to you. I fall in love you even more as we make our commitments to one another.

I fall even more in love with you as we share our first kiss as husband and wife.

We live together the rest of our days. We have kids and we raise them to become good persons.

Our little rascals move out of our home. And now, we’re back to being just a couple again.

As I stare into your old and wrinkly eyes I still find myself falling in love with you even more.