Imagine a love so pure, you're soulmates.
You're connected heart to heart, mind to mind, soul to soul. It's so powerful that words don't adequately describe it. It's just something you just know. It's something that's part of you.
The best quote about soulmates that I've found so far comes from Leslie Parrish: "A soul mate is probably someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys that fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are".
The love between soulmates is so strong, so intense, so all-encompassing. Spiritually, emotionally, sexually you are one. There is a deep love and intimacy.
A soulmate has your soul and meshes yours with theirs. Your heart beats their name and whispers secrets meant for just the two of you. The bond is special and strong. Spiritual. The connection between you defies time and logic. It can't be explained. It can't be neatly put into a box or contained.
A soulmate is someone you see spending your life with. Someone you see walking down the aisle for. Someone you see raising a family together and bringing children into the world. Someone you see standing in the doorway of your child's bedroom with and watching them sleep peacefully; nestled and safe and having a profound feeling of peace wash over you.
A soulmate comes into your life to reveal another layer of yourself, an added dimension of yourself that only they can unlock from within you. They bring out the best in you. They see in your heart. They see the purest parts of you, the most vulnerable in you, and you trust those parts of yourself with them. They're someone you want to be everything for. You learn from each other. You listen to each other.
You support each other emotionally and spiritually. They're someone you may argue with but also someone who is on your side and will have your back unconditionally.
A soulmate is someone you can talk to about anything and nothing. It's comfortable. It never gets old. It flows like a lazy river, smooth and evenly, uninhibited and untamed.
A soulmate is someone you're the happiest you've ever been. It's sappy and loving and goofy. They're someone you can be yourself around. They love you for who you are.
A soulmate is someone you can laugh with, cry with, holds you up when you fall. Someone who you would go to the ends of the earth for, walk through fire for. They're someone you feel like you've known your whole life.
A soulmate is someone who can read you. They know your map by heart. They know what you need without having to ask. They know when you need quiet or a distraction.
They know when to rescue you, when you need to borrow their strength, and when to allow you to find your own. They're your sounding board and best friend. The person you're closest to, the one you gave your whole self to.
A soulmate shares your joy and feels your pain on an almost physical level. They hurt when you hurt. They're your protector and salve that eases your pain.
A soulmate is a gift that everyone should have at least once in their life. It's special and sacred and beautiful, and when you have it, you know it.
A soulmate consumes your thoughts. They melt together with you and fills voids that were left empty by past pains. Your life is a puzzle and they are the missing piece. The thought of losing them hurts you physically.
If they're torn from your life, it leaves a void. Part of you is missing. They became part of your life and part of the fabric of who you are that there will always be a special place for them in your heart. They're the person who got away and could never be replaced because the connection was so strong that it was one for the recordbooks.
Not everyone finds theirs. I did.