We’d been writing each other for several months and had only spoken on the phone a handful of times. He had no idea I was on my way, traveling several hundred miles so we could meet for the very first time.
I was full of a mixture of excitement & nervousness. It was the most wonderful combination that kept a constant smile on my face and in my heart.
After all, I was about to see my fiancé. Hug him, kiss him, touch him…how often do people KNOW when all their “firsts” are about to happen?
Anticipation is my best friend and keeps me company as I embark on my long road trip.
In moments, the energy I was feeling ran down through my leg to the gas pedal. Then, I discovered cruise control. Thank goodness for this.
Fourteen hours later, I’m here.
This little town kinda has a dull & dingy feel about it at first glance. Yet, I’m able to see it through the eyes of a woman in love. This town will be my home. We’ll be married here, our kids will play at that park, and we will do our grocery shopping at that store.
I drive through town and find his street. As I turn onto his long windy driveway, I observe the large luscious trees. All the beauty in nature seems so much more colorful to me right in this very moment.
I reach the parking lot. He lives in a large gated community. I go through security and give them my name. Wow, this place really cares about the safety of their residents.
My eyes and mind soak it all in. A rush of an unfamiliar feeling enters me. My heart beats faster. This just got real for me, real quick.
I rub my freshly glossed lips together. These lips are about to kiss his. And oh my goodness, my arms are about to wrap around him. I’ll soon feel the warmth of my fiancé’s body for the very first time. A smile escapes my mouth. I’m instantly comforted by these thoughts.
I make my way down the concrete walkway. I look up at the big blue sky and see birds soaring so freely. My eyes divert back as I reach his door. I get sensational tingles throughout my body knowing that his handsome face will be on the other side.
Right here, right now…is where I’m supposed to be.
Home truly is where the heart is.
The door buzz’s open. And I step into the prison visiting room…
(To be continued)