We have turned the page
and a new chapter is before us.
Looking back through our book
that we have written together,
the pages whisper
as they slide through my fingers.
There is the sound of laughter
and of our voices raised in joy.
The new chapter is blank,
nothing written on the page
except the chapter heading.
As I flip back through our book,
I marvel that so much time has passed
when it feels like only a year has gone by.
I stop at certain moments
so that I can relive them again:
when I saw you for the first time
and you were bathed in light.
The first time that we kissed,
and it was as if I had finally learned to fly.
That moment when you told me
you loved me and I told you the same
and it was like I discovered actual magic.
The moment when we joined our hearts
to beat forever as one and it was like
I had found the other half of me
that I hadn’t known was missing.
I look at the blank pages ahead of us,
the stories we have yet to live,
the moments that will fill these pages,
memories that we will make together,
adventures that we have yet to live.
I look forward to all of this with you.
My life changed the day I met you
and it continues to change every day,
filled with so much light and life
that I hardly recognize it as my own.
I am in awe of you every day
and I can’t wait to fill the pages
of several books with you
with the words we have yet to write.
I can’t wait to see
what the next chapter brings.