How We Met
It was July 9th when Cody and I met. I was sitting in Lithia park when Cody sat down next to me. Here was this complete strange talking to me as if he had known me his whole life. I remember texting my mom, and telling her that I was pretty sure I had just met who I was supposed to marry, but that it would probably never happen since I lived over 700 miles away.
I wish I could have slowed down that day because before I knew it he would be leaving soon. I still remember so vividly all of our “firsts”. The first time we touched, he had wrapped his arms around me, hugging me tight and when we separated our hands naturally stayed together. Then our first kiss. I was sitting on the trunk of my car playing my guitar and singing to him as he stood there eyes locked with mine smiling like a fool, he told me how badly he had wanted to kiss me, “I won’t stop you” I replied.
In that moment it felt like time had frozen.
The Next Day
The next day we didn’t see each other, but we talked all day. Texts and pictures couldn’t come close to being there with him. Sadly the day had come, it was July 12th. What we thought would be our last day together was unforgettable and at the same time completely devastating. Eventually the day came to an end, I kissed him good bye as we both tried to hold back tears. There I was I driving away thinking I would never see him again. I felt like apart of me was missing.
I cried so many times on the drive home thinking about how how lucky we were that our paths crossed. Cody was the most genuine , loving , charismatic man i had ever met. Even if it was only for a short time. We truly had fallen in love in just a matter of days.
We didn’t know it then but soon we would find out that this undeniable connection we had was worth taking all the risk for. Eventually I ended up moving to Oregon. Or as we like to call it, home.
To think what could have been the end of a chapter in our lives, would eventually turn into an endless journey.