25 minutes before our big day and I’m an absolute wreck. Shambles, disoriented, flustered. I’ve been staring at these vows for the past hour, each line pulls at a different heart string that I never realized was there. Moments like these make me realize that I’ve never understood nor felt heart provoking love until I met you. I’ve seen flashes of it, I’ve mistaken fleeting individuals for life partners but at this moment I can internalize that this is what it feels like. I have such an internal bliss that only I could have provided for myself but you came into my life and added
I asked my groomsmen to leave about an hour ago so I could get dressed and look over my vows yet all I’ve done is lay on this couch thinking of your face and you walking down that aisle. Spots of teardrops lay across my vows and I legitimately can’t stay focused. The tears have ruined my vows; I don’t even believe I can read them anymore to be fair so I trash it. Probably wasn’t the smartest thing I’ve done. I stand to shake off the crazy decision I’ve just made and realize that I’m still in my boxers, the time is
I catch a glimpse of myself smiling uncontrollably, I shake out of my daze and head over to my suit. The time is now 3:14 pm. As I put on my suit, with quite a bit of urgency, I catch a quick glimpse of our matching bracelets. A heartbeat engraved, rose gold bracelet that has been an expression of our whirlwind love from the beginning. It triggers a memory. Tears begin to drop again because the moments I begin to think about were the hardest. Every airport has brought a level of excitement to us yet it has also brought us
The time is now 3:21 pm as I slide my royal blue tuxedo on. I walk over to the full body mirror to make sure that I am put together appropriately like the king that I am. My mentor knocks on the door to check if I’m ready. I’m not but I smirk with a nod signaling I am. He brushes my shoulders, makes sure I’m good to go and we stroll down to the venue. Walking down what seems to be the longest hallway in the world, my mentor and I take a stroll down memory lane, no pun intended. We laugh about our first ever encounter when he interviewed me for my first job out of college. How crazy I looked in my oversized suit and how unpolished I was to now becoming the man he knew I would become. We hug it out one more time in front of the venue before my life changes forever. I open the door to the sea
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