I hope I always remember how she looked that first day. Her hair was maybe a little shorter than shoulder length. Curly and colored all funky. Her smile lit up that room. She came in with confidence but with humility. She wore her purse over her shoulder. It was made of seat belts! She wore shorts and chucks. She must have gotten off of work early because after that, I only remember her in work clothes.
We met in a fingerspelling class at a local community college. Both of us had our BA's and I had already earned my MA. Why were we going back to school? Why there? Why ASL? Was it fate? Was it our destiny to meet each other? Did the Goddess put us there at just the right time in our lives? Or was it all just by chance?
Either way or whatever way or whatever the reason, I am so incredibly grateful. We met five years ago this month and our lives were eternally changed. Whatever course we were on before was altered just enough to allow us to come together.
It's been a ride, I'll tell you! Ups, downs, insides out and upside downs! But always together and always forward.
Being a gay/lesbian/queer couple that have both come from hetero marriages, we had some challenges and some were painful. All were necessary. I had children from my marriage and that situation
Five years. Wow. Here's to the next five or fifty or to forever.
L... you are my heart.