The next morning she leaped out of bed and bounded out the door. She had a plan...and out she went.
She left her bags behind that day, abandoning the burden of carrying them...her arms now free to welcome what the day had to offer.
"Where would you like to go today, Sweetie?" he asked when he pulled up beside her.
"Today will be a day of firsts," she said as she entered the front passenger side of the cab.
"Then you'll need this," he said as he handed her the most exquisite bag she had ever seen. It was tiny, delicate...perfect. He knew her so well!
They spent the day exploring new avenues, making love each time they arrived at their destination. The love was intense, complete, connected...which was a first for her.
They took turns driving that day, often getting lost...delighted in what they discovered along the way. They needed no directions. They became equals that day.
That evening she floated home...filling the empty space in her heart with warm light, happiness, confidence. She reveled in the depth of her feelings. "So this is what it feels like," she thought to herself as she cradled the bag he had given her in her arms.