A Chip Off the Old Block
He silenced me first with a look that made my heart skip a beat, and then kissed me firmly on my lips. Right there in the elevator that we were riding up to our house, I fell in love with him all over again.
I don’t even remember what I was talking about, but I remember he was in my arms, and I was telling him something. Suddenly, he pulled back and just… looked at me. And I felt like I was seen. I really matter to someone – that would be a more accurate description of my thoughts then.
A surprising flutter started in my heart, and I actually felt a little bit weak in the knees. And when he leant forward to plant a kiss on my lips even in my mid-sentence, it reaffirmed how I felt – I am so deeply and helplessly in love with this boy.
The BFF summed it up pretty neatly when she was in the car with us one afternoon:
As we stopped at a traffic light and the BFF and I were engrossed in conversation, this boy sitting next to me suddenly reached out and gently took my hand. I held his small little one tightly and with one hand, proceeded to drive off when the light turned green.
The journey continued like this for a while – with our hands intertwined, even when no words were spoken between us. We were holding onto each other in this simple way that expresses our love for each other.
And then the BFF said, “Wow, you guys are so romantic!”
Actually yes, we are. Sometimes, at nights, when we are lying next to each other in bed, he would still me with his loving gaze, and reach out to brush the hair from my face… other times, he reaches out to rub my back through the haze of drowsiness that should have kept him asleep… all because I had said earlier that I needed a massage.
I think about all the men I’ve met in my life, including the one I’ve married, and I had thought I wouldn’t fall in love with another, but this boy, this little one, is completely stealing my heart away. Almost everyday.
So here’s my note to the girls who may enter my son’s life in future: Be careful. This one is likely to steal your heart away. And if you can steal his back in return, then… welcome to the family. 🙂