I always thought that the term "Love at first sight" was rather something you see on television; not something that happens in reality... Especially not something that would happened to me a regular guy like me.
However the moment
my eyes laid upon this beautiful young lady. I nearly instantly knew that she
would be mine... Forever!
It started off like
any other day, I had to make a quick run to the grocery store to pick up a few
items for this cake recipe I saw and wanted to. I wanted to try make this cake, (carrot cake
to be exact); but I needed a few more items. This was as you can guess a last
minute decision to make, but anyhow I went and grabbed my items and was heading
As I was in the check-out
line, I put my items on the conveyor belt (I'm always in this store it's right
around the corner from my house and I pretty much know all the workers in the
store.... Except this young lady that was ringing up my items.) As soon as I
looked up, it's was like nothing else in the world matter, that we were the
only two people in the store, the only two in the entire world!!
She had to of
course, break the silence with her beautiful angelic voice telling me the price
your total sir"
But the way she
said it, I just knew I would be with her forever and always.
It was like we were
both hesitant, but both thinking and wanting the same.
I paid for my
things not wanting to hold up the line any longer, I looked back one last time
she smiled we locked eyes for one last time and I slowly walked out of the
I didn't know what
"Should I have
asked for her number"
"Or what she
“Let me calm down she may not even like me in that way, I mean look at me, I’m dressed in all black sweats with these busted grey shoes, I work at a minimum wage job at “Clucker City”, so I can’t afford much, but I think I do okay. I had all of these emotions going on.
This went on for
months, I thought I wasn't ever going to see her again and soon the idea of
trying to find her all went out the window.
My parents were
having Sunday dinner and they always invited their friends over to just hang
out. Well on this particular evening, my parents’ friend had a young lady that
came along with them. The young lady who I had stopped looking for, but still
deep down knew that my heart was yearning for that missing piece was there!
“Oh where are my
manners, this is our daughter, Aliza”; her mother, Anita had a kind spirit
about her; she gently nudges her to get her to speak more. I can tell she's
nervous and shy I think it's cute. Once our eyes connect it was like I fell in
love all over again.
when our eyes 1st met" I said to her... She immediately smiled, her eyes
were saying "I found you", and I found the one who makes my soul
We both grabbed
each other hands not wanting to let go. It was that moment in the grocery store
where everything went silent all over again.
So you two know
each other? Asked my mom Barbara, who was confused yet excited all at the same
I went on tell the
story, however before I could even get the words out, she softly asks
you ask for my name"?
She turns to me
with excitement, and places her other hand on my shoulder.
As this point she
decided to give us her take on the story.
"When I first
saw you, I knew immediately that you belong in my life… forever. Each day when
I came into work I would ask if this caramel mocha man ever came back in the
store. I remembered your entire outfit very well. Black t-shirt, black sweat
pants, grey sneakers with a nice fitted cap (“The Flash” that is). No one seem
to have seen you or I would get you just missed him. I was completely
devastated, I thought I lost you forever, this went on for months and months, I
felt like my love had literally walked away, then I had calm myself down and
think what if he doesn’t feel the same way?
It wasn't until my
parents was telling me to come along with them to their friend's house for
dinner. In all honesty, I had no desire to go out. Just work and back home; but
they just wanted to cheer me up, they wanted to see the sparkle in my eyes
again. They wanted to hear me laugh, they just wanted me back!
So I came with no
intention of ever seeing you again, I finally let that fantasy go... Until you
spoke to me! I was nervous, and thinking that this is some kind of dream. That
I don't wanna wake up from. When you spoke to talk about the day at the grocery
store I knew that I found you again! I knew I was crazy, and yes I may have stopped physically looking but deep down I knew my heart, my soul was yearning for you.
“See I told you
Jason, when you least expect it. Love will come and find you” my mama mentioned to me with a generous chuckle.
With every word Aliza says to me, I find myself being lost in her presence. Creating something that’s no longer just for what it seems to be in my imagination. Her words, her thoughts are what I was going to express to her. To know that someone that you only briefly met one time is one the same page as you; wanting the same desires as you is truly a feeling that is indescribable. I found the one who makes my soul dance, I looked her deeply into her eyes and said, “I let you go one time, but I can’t let that happen again. Will you be my girlfriend’?
Her smile just grew even wider and she replies back
“I thought you’ve never asked”
We just held each other’s hand for the rest of the evening just basking in the presence of love.
2 months later
We got married months later, and lived each day like it’s our first time meeting each other again. Happily Ever After!