I look back
at the path that we have taken.
I can see each dip and turn,
every steep dive
when there was a crisis
that we had to overcome.
At no point has our path
split into two.
We have always taken each
bend in the road together,
holing on to each other
not in control but in support
of one another.
I think back to when we first met
and if I look back far enough,
I can see that moment.
It shines like a star at the beginning
of our journey. As I look
at the winding path that we’ve taken,
I can see so many stars that have occurred,
so many moments that were magical
because of you.
Even when I have been terrified,
I knew that I could take on
whatever came my way
because you have half of my heart
and I have half of yours.
Our love for one another shines within us.
I look out the sea that stretches beyond
into the future and,
though I don’t know what is coming,
I know that it will be by your side
with our love to light the way.
As I step into the boat,
you take my hand, and I can still feel
the sound of our hearts,
beating as one.
Looking out, I can see the sparkle
of stars we have yet to experience,
filling the water with light.
Pulling me close,
I take one last look at our path.
When I turn to face the waters,
I can see the stars
that we have yet to experience
lighting our way