when we met. k/kindergarten.
“It’s going to be okay, sweetheart,” Cassidy’s mom said as she walked her to class on her first day of kindergarten. Cassidy was scared, but her mom held her hand even once they reached the classroom.
Cassidy thought the room looked like it might be fun. She saw a corner with a rug and pillows and lots of books. And she saw crayons on every desk. Still, she didn’t want to let go of her mom’s hand.
Just as Cassidy’s mom was going to say goodbye, a boy walked up to Cassidy and smiled.
“Hi! I’m Duncan. What’s your name?”
Cassidy was shy, but she quietly replied. “Cassidy.”
“Do you want to be my friend?” Duncan asked. Unlike Cassidy, he was not shy.
“Okay,” Cassidy said, looking up at her mom to make sure it was okay.
Her mom smiled. “Go ahead, Cassidy. Go with Duncan. I’ll see you right after school.”
“Okay, Mom. Bye.” Suddenly kindergarten didn’t seem so bad anymore. As soon as Cassidy’s mom left, Duncan took her hand and pulled her with him.
“Come sit with me, Cassidy.”
And she sat with him. And talked to him and colored with him and looked at books with him.
At the end of the day, when it was time to go home, Duncan ran over to his mom. Cassidy turned away to find her mom waiting right behind her. But before Cassidy said anything to her mom, she felt someone tap her on her shoulder. She turned around and found Duncan and his mom.
“Mom,” Duncan said, “this is Cassidy. She’s my best friend.”
With a smile, Duncan’s mom said hello to Cassidy. Cassidy said hello, too. As Duncan’s mom introduced herself to Cassidy’s mom, Duncan looked at Cassidy. “Am I your best friend, too?”
“Yes,” Cassidy said, smiling to him.
“Okay. Good.” Duncan hugged her.
And that was the day Cassidy met the love of her life.
p.s. — Cassidy and Duncan many years later…
Hot guy: model Simone Bredariol (Do you see a pattern emerging here? I love this man.)
Woman with hot guy: unknown lucky bitch
Kids: unknown stock photo