I still remember my first kiss with Shane, as if it was yesterday, even though it was almost eight years ago (August 22, 2000, to be exact!). It was my last night before I was set to leave for IU, and I spent it with Shane, and my two best friends, neither of whom were going away. It was a bittersweet night, to say the least. We were at my friend John's house, and Shane left at about 11 that night. I walked him out to the car, heart racing, palms sweating. It was a beautiful night, one of those rare cool summer nights, where you can see all of the stars.
We talked, hugged, and then we kissed. It wasn't my first kiss, but it was the kiss. You know, the kiss where time stands still, where nothing else seems to matter but this exact moment in time. I'd never had one of those kisses before. I'd never come close to having one of those kisses before, and to be honest, I'd started to wonder if they even existed or if they were merely a literary invention. I learned that night that those kisses do exist, you just have to find the right person.
Shane left, and I floated back inside. Yes, floated. My friends knew, just from the unwavering grin on my face. And since then, every kiss we've shared has managed to bring about the same silly grin. Whether it's a goodnight kiss, or a romantic kiss, or an "I'm sorry" kiss, he still makes my heart race. Sure, some kisses may be more special than others, like our first kiss as husband and wife. Shane doesn't like public kissing, so leading up to our wedding, he swore it'd just be a quick peck and that was it. Imagine my surprise (and delight) when the time came, and I finally had to gently push him away because he would not stop kissing me, followed by joyous laughter from all those at our wedding. Or the kiss he gave me after Luke was born, when I said, "Can you believe we did this?" Or the kiss he gave me the night before our wedding, effectively calming me down and helping me focus on the events of the next day.
I'm blessed that I get to spend the rest of my life kissing him.
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