This is in response to the Daily Prompt, which was “Born To Be With You: Got a soul-mate and/or a best friend? What is it about that person that you love best?”
At first, I read the prompt as “Born To Be Wild.” Unlike that Steppenwolf song, I don’t think anyone can really find their soul mate by “being wild.” We each have a reservoir of craziness we need to spill before we can even begin to appreciate the actual depth of life. I took a long, tortuous course before I found my soul mate. Perhaps it was the course…all of the lamentable mistakes…that made me even know who to actually be looking for. My soul mate is exactly that, as a result.
She is the embodiment of everything I believe, in her personality and her pragmatic-yet-humorous take on life, in her abundance of love for the people who matter to her, and in our many shared interests. Physically, when we finally did meet, I experienced love at first sight. My little cutie is the most endearing vision I shall ever see or hope to see. She has a puff of born to be wild hair commanding the attention of everyone in proximity–especially babies, who stare and coo unabashedly at the shock of strawberry blond nature at the next table in a restaurant. She has the button nose of a bunny rabbit and the eyes of a renaissance masterpiece. There is nothing better than seeing her sensuous lips curl upwards in a smile, then quiver right before the laugh. But the best part of all is cuddling… Here is where I must recall that these words are actually online, not in a hidden diary.
My wife had the roughest of times. Her beloved mother, with whom she was so in step, died tragically while her two children were still in college. Her father was brusque and unhelpful…I would most succinctly sum him up as Quite The Pecker Head. Her first husband left her with two toddlers and a burden of debt. Her career path left her with a glass ceiling unlike any other in our current civilization. Despite all of this, the person I met was the most cheerful, most emotionally generous soul I have ever encountered. How can someone remain so optimistic, when life continually beats them down? How can someone turn poverty into a childhood that our girls think was wonderful?
Our marriage has been one of love, mutual respect, and shared dreams. I have no doubt we shall reach our goals, because I so trust my better half. I have no doubt that this is the person I can easily love forever, because who she is in my eyes leaves no room for competition. There is one place for me to be, and that is beside her. There is one activity for me to undertake, and that is whatever it takes to keep her safe, warm, and in my arms.
I hope that each and every person reading this has the exact same success in this life, finding your angel.