(Warning: this post gets cheesy, but I’m completely okay with it.)
So I was reading Reddit today (something that’s become a common pastime for me) and I came across an AskReddit that really made me grateful for what I have. The topic went something like this:
“Before I die, I want to lay on the roof of a car looking up at the stars next to a woman I’m truly happy with… what’s something random on your bucket list, reddit?”
I mean, just from that, I was hooked. I wanted to see what else people had on their bucket lists, but more than that, I’ve done the example this person used (obviously not with a woman, but yes, with the love of my life). That is, in fact, how Davis and I first told each other how we had feelings for each other, and we’ve done it again a few times since. (We even dented the roof of his car by laying on it… woops… it ended up making me laugh, though, when our friend Jonathan fixed it)
So I scrolled through the thread. I came across some interesting ones: discover what a rainforest smells like, see the Northern Lights, watch The Lion King without crying when Mufasa dies. But most of them surrounded love, and finding your soulmate, and how even the most mundane of things are better because that person is in your life.
And as I read them, I could only feel gratitude, because I’ve been lucky enough to find that already and to do some of the things they desired most with that person.
Call me a sap, but I truly believe I’ve found “the one”. And even when things get tough, when life gets overwhelming, he helps me feel better and makes it all okay. I never want to take that for granted, because I have something that so many people long for. I met my soulmate at age 18, and I feel so incredibly lucky because I get to spend the rest of my life with him.
If you’re interested in reading the thread from Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/143fel/before_i_die_i_want_to_lay_on_the_roof_of_a_car/
And if you want another sappy story that still makes me happy: https://dreamsofwakingup.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/tear-dryer/