Day 12: What were you thinking right before you kissed him/her for the first time?
Emily: “To answer this question, you’d have to understand that this was the first time that Jen and I would meet. In a hotel room in Atlanta, Georgia. After many weeks of anticipation, we both drove many miles. I was so excited when Jen pulled into the hotel and sent me a text message to let me know she was there. I watched her from the window as she got out of the car and walked into the hotel. I then realized that I still needed to brush my teeth, so I ran and did that quickly. Just as I finished, and slipped my shoes on, I went to the peep-hole wondering what it was going to be like, and just like that she was there knocking on the door. I opened it, and bit my lip and smiled before saying, “hi”. I remember thinking that this was even better than I ever imagined as she took her arms and wrapped them around me kissing me. I remember thinking that after all of this build up, every moment was worth it, and every moment past this was going to be worth it - we’ve happily been together ever since.”
Jen: “I think before any first kiss there is nervousness and butterflies. You care about the person enough to want to kiss them, but at the same time, you’re not sure how they’ll react. If this is what they’re going to want as much as you do. But, in addition to all of the nervousness of a first kiss, there was also the nervousness of meeting for the first time in person. It’s a lot of emotion built into one meeting and I think I remember feeling like nervous about meeting, nervous that I was smelly from my drive, just nervous.
But when I walked through the door of the hotel and I saw Emily, I just knew and when I leaned in to kiss her all my nervousness melted away and there was just the two of us kissing as though it was the most normal and wonderful thing in the world and I think, it was in that moment that i just knew she was the one.”