Last night at dinner, the kids began to talk about “Romeo and Juliet.” My daughter is reading the play for her Honors English class.
She mentioned that the story took place over the course of three days (a fact that I did not remember from my days as an English major in college. Then again, I couldn’t remember where I parked my car when I left Bible study last night, so that’s not saying much! :)).
“There is no way anyone could fall in love with someone in three days!” she said emphatically.
“I knew I loved your father as soon as I saw him,” I told her.
Both of my kids looked at me like I was crazy.
“That’s impossible,” Josh said and Julia nodded in agreement.
Not impossible. True.
Granted, no one can love someone deeply upon first meeting them. That takes time and commitment.
However, I was 25 years old when I met Doug. I had been to college and out in the working world for a couple of years so I was no longer a kid. I had dated but there was no one that I was even remotely interested in spending the rest of my life with.
I recently heard someone talking about meeting her husband. She said, “The instant I looked into his eyes, it was like coming home.”
That is exactly how I felt the first time I met Doug. It may sound sappy and unbelievable but it is the truth.
Those blue eyes contained kindness, intelligence, humor, a twinkle of playfulness, and wisdom that endlessly intrigued me.
By the end of our first date, I knew I would marry him.
I just knew in a way I could not explain that I would love this man for the rest of my days.
And I have.
What about you? Do you believe in love at first sight? Have you experienced it?