This is a special day. 19 years ago I met Hal for the very first time. I never thought that my life would end up as it has now. I was in a very dark place, and I didn’t know if I was ever going to be happy again.
Then Hal came into my life. It was just supposed to be a simple date, but it turned into so much more than I could have expected. I was on my way to becoming an alcoholic because I was drinking to ease the pain in my life. Relationships had always failed, whether through my fault of the other person.
I agreed to the date for dinner and a movie, fully expecting to go through the same tired old routine only to end up disappointed and alone again afterward. 19 years ago today, something different happened to me.
I never believed in love at first sight, it never happened to me, but it did on that day. In the 19 years that Hal and I have been together, I have tried to explain to people when they ask, about how this happened. I honestly cannot put what happened into words.
Obviously, Hal and I continued to see each other after that first date. I fell for Hal in a big way, but I was still afraid to let him know how I really felt. After 3 weeks, Hal and I finally talked about our feelings and discovered that there was something special developing between us. It was the start of a beautiful friendship that has lasted until today.
19 years ago was a wonderful day. Today is the best day of my life.