The day my entire life changed forever, December 5, 2005. I was only 14 years old when I met my soulmate Jake. I remember the first time I met him and gave him a hug. It was like time stopped and this magical connection was instantly between us. It was so powerful it felt like we had been together for years, even though we just met.
Meeting him completely changed my life. It was the first time I felt like I had a purpose in life and that dreams were actually possible. The first 3 ½ years we spent seeing each other only on weekends since we went to different high schools. He would call me every single night before bed just to check and make sure I was okay. He knew that every time I closed my eyes before bed I would be traumatized by a memory of my biological father. On my 13th birthday my biological father got me so drunk, and he decided to give me an unknown pill. I ended up blacking out and thinking I was going to die. I remember my father laughing and wanting to take pictures of me. I couldn’t sleep and wanted to end my own life, but the universe brought me to Jake. He was right there every night on the phone waiting for me to fall asleep because he knew that was the only way I would sleep without reliving my past.
We are so incredibly connected that I will think something, and he will answer it. Or he will start singing the exact song I was thinking about in my head. We got married on our 10 year anniversary, we have a beautiful baby girl, both work from home, and are living our dream life. Even 15 years later, he always makes sure I laugh every single day. He is there to wipe my tears away, laugh, dance, cook, and take care of me.
I remember the first time he said “I love you” to me. We were on the phone and only together for a month, but it felt so natural. We both knew that we were going to forever grow old together even though we weren’t together very long and were very young.
Even moments when life throws huge challenges our way, such as the loss of our son, it only brought us closer together. I am never sure what life will bring our way next, but it doesn’t even matter because our love is strong enough to get through everything. As we continue to grow old together with our beautiful daughter, I can honestly say we are living our dream life, something I never thought was possible.