September 27th, 2014 at approximately 12:30am. Oh how I wish I could relive this day, this moment in time, this feeling. That was the day my best friend flew to Kingston, Ontario in hopes of making me his girlfriend- he succeeded.
As soon as Mitch’s flight arrived at the Kingston Airport I rushed into his arms. Never had I missed someone so much in my life. It had only been three weeks since he had “road tripped” me out to Ontario, but when you’re used to see someone practically every day three weeks can feel like forever. Once we had arrived back at the apartment, Mitch had suggested we head to the rooftop to star gaze. Of course I happily obliged. My apartment building was located in view of Lake Ontario; making the moment picturesque. We danced under the stars until Mitch pulled me
to the corner of the building (pictured above) and asked me to be his girlfriend.
Five years of friendship and two years of dating later I’m still madly in love with the same boy, who has now become a man. I can remember the exact moment I knew I was in love with him. I was 15. Never had I ever experienced the feeling of pure love up until that point in my life. To think Mitch reciprocated these feelings and this experience. The rarity of being each other’s first loves, as I was his and he was mine, is surreal. It doesn’t get much sweeter than that. And how special it is that I’ve had the opportunity to watch the freshly, 17 year old boy I met five years ago turn into the mature 21 year old man he now is.
I am so lucky.
*Photo below courtesy of Kalina Denault Photography.