October 25, 2015
At one time I may have imagined that love at first sight was a preposterous idea, a result of the wishful thinking of hopeless romantics. But now that it has happened to me, I no longer doubt its possibility. She made a believer out of me.
From the moment I first met that girl, our spirits connected. It was almost like magic, the way she reached down deeply into my heart, tapping into emotions I didn’t realize I was capable of. A powerful sadness for her lost childhood and stolen innocence. A fierce desire to protect her. A pervasive sense that we belong together. She gave me the courage to say yes to something I had never thought possible: giving my heart to a teenage foster child. She taught me how to dream.