Have you ever looked at someone and immediately knew that they would be a forever part of your life? With one single momentary glance, your pulse races, your palms sweat, your mind and thoughts are obliterated, and you are overcome with a deep, mystical sense of familiarity and comfort. Looking back at the memory, you study the details of the moment, and you realize that there was like a light behind the person, magnifying thier soul to your own. The thought of that person consumes your every thought and moment from then on. The thoughts of them might even drive you insane, or at least you will feel that way.
I guess I don’t believe it is really love at “first” sight…but maybe more of a “rekindling of souls.” I have been fortunate enough to experience this revelation a few times. The first time would be the love of my life. Our souls have forever been intertwined (maybe one day our lives will connect again as well). I have also felt this sensation with each of my three children. Although my children were adopted from foster care, I still experienced an incredible feeling of instantaneous love the first time I saw each of them. The only way I can relate it to others is to compare it to the feeling that a new mother must feel when the nurse or doctor places her new baby upon her chest. It is an instanteous moment of AMAZING.
Another thing I noticed is that your heart can never fully let them go, no matter how hard they fight you, or how they might disappoint you, or not live up to your unrealistic expectations, or go off on their own to live their own lives. The love is as unconditional as humans can possibly comprehend.