I had no idea I would meet my soulmate.
She smiled at me, as I stood there with my phone in my hand, just about to check that she hadn't
So deeply, so completely, I was hers from the first moment we spent together.
I spent that night getting to know her. Finding out just how amazing she was. Learning about all of the things that I would grow to adore over the coming year. I sat in awe of the woman across the table from me as the minutes raced by in the cruel way that time does when all you want is to stop in that moment and spend an eternity there. I missed the train I had planned to get if the date went wrong. Then I missed the train I had planned to get if everything went ok. Then I missed the train that I had planned to get if things went great. By the time the final train of the night came, I wished I could spend a million more hours with her.
I went for a walk in the forest the next day. I walked the path that I have walked a thousand times. The path that has held many memories, good and bad and unforgettable. I stood in the same spot that I have thought about everything and anything and decided then and there that if I were ever lucky enough to marry that beautiful woman that had turned my life into something magical, then it would be here.
One year on, and I stood there in that very spot, with the same woman beside me. I thought of all the magical memories that she blessed me with in just one short year and I asked her to give me a lifetime more, and she said yes.