I've been wondering what I'm going to write all day today, and finally, instead of a letter to you I think I'll write about the day that started all of this, the day we had our first kiss.
It was November 23rd, 2004, my family came up to your place for Thanksgiving. We arrived the day before, around noon, I waited for you to get home from school and couldn't have been happier when I saw you get off the bus and walk towards me. I remember giving you the biggest hug in the world, and you asked why I had a giant ring in my pony-tail. I honestly thought it looked cute with my hair wrapped around it, but what 10 year old girl doesn't think she looks cute? Haha. We just kind of hung out all day, not really doing much, just spending time together until we were called in for dinner. After that, I remember we sat in your room and listened to Linkin Park, your favorite band at the time, and argued about them because I thought they absolutely sucked. Our parents came to your bedroom door and told us that we could stay up with each other, but that we couldn't sleep in the same bed or together at all for that matter, to which we both agreed. We continued listening to Linkin Park, and talked for hours. I started getting tired and you asked me this question, "Every kiss begins with.....?" and me.. trying to be cute leaned in to try to kiss you and said, "me?", but the real answer was "K". I fell asleep shortly after, and woke in your arms once I heard roosters crowing around 6am or so, the sun was just starting to rise. I shook you awake and told you I was going into the living room to sleep, and I hopped off the bed. As I was leaving, you got down as well, and gave me a hug and said goodnight. Without missing a beat, you leaned in for a kiss, it was just one little peck lasting not even a second, but it was OUR first kiss, which ended up being the start of about 6 little pecks before I could get out of your doorway and into the living room. The next day I was all smiles, we were each others first kiss, and from then on we were inseparable. We walked through this patch of briars to a tree later on in the day, it was of those trees you see in movies, with full shade, and one branch that swooped low enough to sit on. We spent hours on that branch, talking and kissing, haha. We were so innocent back then, and to think that the first lips that I ever kissed will also be the last, what are the chances of that?
I'll never forget that day, Cody. I'll take every opportunity I get to tell somebody about it because it's like a dream to me, and quite possibly the sweetest thing that I've ever heard or that has happened to me. You really are the sparkle in my eyes, and the sun that shines through the window every morning beckoning me to wake, I love you. I always have, and I always will.