I had never seen anything more beautiful than my potential soulmate cradling the baby girl I had just given birth to. The look on his face had been nothing short of adoration and thankfulness. The tears streaming down each of our faces were real; unsure of if they were sad, happy, or both. Mixed feelings filled the air. He said my name in the most heartfelt way as he looked up from our daughter to me.
"She's beautiful." He cooed.
"She's yours," I replied. No voice cracks, no regrets. I agreed to this, and I knew it made him, and his husband, the happiest people on Earth.
He started out as an enemy based on jealously. You could say it was almost love at first sight, but that sounds a bit too cliche. Usually you meet friends or have boyfriends and when the time comes you part ways, but this one was different. He was always there no matter how far I wandered. No matter who I dated, no matter who I befriended, it always came back down to him.
We were the kind of friends that did not have to talk or see each other all the time to know that the connection would never be lost. And upon finding out about his newly discovered personality, I was nothing short of proud, happy, excited, and still full of the same love that I have always had for him. And I know he still feels the same. That is why we made the arrangement we did: have a child. By doing so, we would fulfill what we had spent years discussing, and also make him and his significant other's dream come true.
We spent forever trying to figure out what our connection means. We figured that we were only two lost souls in love that could never be together. But recently I figured out that reason, and it makes incredible sense to me now.