As if it were yesterday

It’s so funny to me, because I remember the day as if it were yesterday. Two years ago to this day, I first met Eric. We met at Sutro Baths and I remember him giving me the biggest hug ever, which I thought was a bit strange as I’m not the biggest hugger, but I remember that hug so clearly, and he hasn’t stopped hugging since then. It’s so funny to me because I had zero idea who this guy was, but I remember taking photos together and hiking up through Lands End and feeling so comfortable and relaxed around him. I remember feeling safe around him and like I could completely be myself. I remember feeling pretty flattered, because he really liked my writing and blog posts. I remember thinking he was a great a conversationalist and asked really meaningful questions and gave very insightful answers, and that’s just him, that’s the Eric I met and still know. It’s so funny to me because as I was hiking through Sutro Baths with him, wondering who this really nice guy was, I had no idea that two years later I’d be engaged to him and that soon he’d become my husband. It feels so magical! And I can’t help but thank God and know that God knew exactly what he was doing, because I certainly didn’t. 

I have this journal that I’ve been writing in every day for the past 5 years. Each day it asks you a new question, and then repeats that same question on the same day every year. It’s really fun because without being able to say a lot, I can read something I wrote a year or two ago and instantly be taken back to that memory and how I felt that day. I’m almost done this journal. The last day of this journal is the day before we get married, and then I’ll start a new one, I’m sure. 

A few days ago we were back in San Francisco taking photos at Sutro Baths for a client. We hadn’t been back there together since the day we met, so it was nice to be there and relive some very special and quirky memories. 

We have no idea how life’s puzzle pieces come together, but I’m so thankful for each one of them, the good and the bad pieces, because together they make up something quite beautiful.