Caitlin & Ryan
Partners in Climb
Los Poblanos, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
Their gazes locked. Nobody else existed.
The summer sun blared through the cottonwood trees, a spotlight on his face. Yet over the silent sea of family and friends, her face glowed even brighter.
Mom and Dad led her by the arms as butterflies burst within her; her eyes still wet from reading his handwritten letter only moments before. Now there he was: the one who had cast her in a love spell that made her forget about life before him.
He took her by the hand. He was not dreaming. Yet here she was: the girl of his dreams. His forever partner in climb. His bride. He led her to the head of the crowd.
She unfolded the letter she had prepared, and in a trembling voice, read: "Sometimes I forget that there was once a time when I didn’t know you, because I feel like in a way we’ve always belonged to each other. It always just made sense..."