When You Know

“But how do you know?”

I was standing in the kitchen with my mom crying that I hated the dating world.  How on earth could “when you know, you know” be the advice that my Mom had just given me. She is always the smartest person in my life giving spot on advice and while I wanted to trust her just like I’d done all the times before, this seemed a little far fetched. 

“You’ll just know”, she said. My blank stare said it all, I wasn’t buying it.  

Not too long after I was standing at the bar with a cute guy. I was listening to his stories about the trip to Greece he had just taken for work and how he had grown up in Baltimore, but had to leave and come back to realize how much he loved the city. The conversation was effortless and the laughter was abundant. I didn’t want the night to end. 

But would I know that feeling my Mom reference if I felt it? I had no idea. 

A few months later I felt it. It was the moment when I didn’t want him to walk away from me. When the feeling of walking back into my house without him made me sad. When I called his name as he walked down the street to his car and he turned and smiled before jogging back over for one more kiss goodbye. As our hands pulled apart so he could leave I knew. 

She was right. When you know you know and I can’t explain what the feeling feels like. Maybe it was the tug at my heart or the sudden feeling of trying to hold back tears as he walked away after the BEST day together. I’m not sure. But I just knew in that moment that I didn’t want it to end. 

Today marks one year until we walk down the aisle to become husband and wife. Tomorrow marks two years of dating. It’s crazy to me that we’ve only known each other for two years because it feels like forever in the best way possible. But it’s not about the time we’ve known each other or the length of time we’ve dated. What matters is the love that we share and the future we are building together. 

Happy 365 until the big day my love.


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  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    This is so sweet. I loved wedding planning and everything that came with it- I think because it was so fun to celebrate our love. Enjoy every second!

  • http://www.myborrowedheaven.com/ Meg Taylor

    As I told to my friend who is getting married next year, happy -1 anniversary 😉 What a beautiful post – so much to look forward to over the next year!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  • http://kyleandjensmith.blogspot.com/ Jen

    I absolutely love this post. It’s so true! When you know you just know. :)