Thursday, July 18, 2013

When It Hit Me

Like most things in life, we don't realize they're happening until we look back. I went through the motions of orientation, physicals, and driving to work my first week, without feeling as if I had just gotten the job of my dreams. It still felt surreal that after a long year of hard work and determination, I was finally an adult in the real world.

It didn't hit me until I got a call saying there was something for me at the desk. I was nervous and walked with anxious excitement. I'd never received anything at work, and it was my first week there, I didn't know what it could be, but I was hoping it'd be from Sal. I should have known that I didn't need to hope, that he'd always be there supporting me, cheering me on. A beautiful bouquet of flowers were waiting for me with a tiny card. I immediately smiled as everyone raved how gorgeous they were and how lucky I was, inquiring who they were from. I blushed and told them they were from my boyfriend, even though boyfriend sounds so weak compared to what he has come to mean to me - my best friend, other half, love of my life.

I walked back to the office, never taking the smile off of my face. The name on the card made me finally realize I had made it. Kristyn - Employee - Child Life Specialist. While the sentiments inside the card were sweet, the outside of the card made it real. I will never forget the way those flowers made me felt, and of course I can't ever forget who made me feel on top of the world.

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