When I first moved to Ottawa, there were only two people that I ended up knowing for any length of time; my father…and my new hair stylist! I stumbled upon this girl one beautiful fall evening when I was in desperate need of a trim and from there, I was hooked! I ended up following this girl from salon to salon as her career progressed until one day, I received a phone call letting me know that she was moving to another country.
Honestly, I don’t know that anything induces an identity crisis of such serious proportions as losing your hair stylist!!
So the hunt was on for someone new…and the hunt led me from one disastrous experience to another. Until, nearly three years later, I found Caitlin; this gorgeous little bundle of amazingness that has helped make me feel human again for the last number of years!
Here’s what’s so amazing though…
We never just “stumble” upon people without a reason. We come across them with purpose. And Caitlin has become this beautifully uplifting and soothing soul in my life. She has become my friend…my shoulder to lean on…and more than she will ever know; my inspiration. The amount of grace and ambition and courage this woman possesses is beyond stunning.
Then there is Kyle. Her other half. Her equilibrium. Her love. And together, they are pure magic.
We seldom become the people that we are all on our own. We become those people through love and support and encouragement along the way. We become those people because of those that open their arms to us when we are finding our way.
Caitlin and Kyle get to take credit for the people they have each become and the couple they have grown to be; a couple so deeply rooted in commitment, respect, loyalty and all things the world needs a little bit more of.
And my beautiful Caitlin, well, she gets sole credit for making me presentable enough to be seen in public!!!