I was 14 when I got my first kiss, everything was perfect. I wanted to run home to Mom and tell her, but when I got home, there was nothing to talk to but a photo frame. That night I told her I loved her, she responded back with "I love you too". I was done. My mind was set, Shelby was the one.

Oh, how badly I wanted to tell my mom, about this chance I was given by someone. It turned out to be the best thing that has happened to me. The next few months went by quickly. I asked her if she was okay, she said, "Yeah, how about you?"

"I feel like I'm in paradise looking into your eyes," I answered.

That's when I asked her.

"Of course. Who's else would I be?" she said back with a mega-watt smile. I had asked her to be mine.

Now we count the years and days away until I can finally call her mine forever.

The day came to finally put my mom to rest. Tears and all, she held me close. I once again felt like I was being held by my mom from the love I was feeling from Shelby. We sat in her backyard, with her in my arms. Holding her, I held her close to my heart, not wanting her to move, thinking, This is the one I love the most.

Who said it takes a long time to find the one you will love and want to spend your life with? I found mine the day before my fourteenth birthday, shy as I could be. Technically, we asked each other out. It was cute how it happened, though.

"So, what do you think?" I asked her. Shelby shot me a look with those big blue eyes.

"About what?" She was being purposely shy, I knew.

"What Angel told you..."

"Oh, well, are we thinking the same thing?" she said, barely above a whisper.

I nodded. "Yeah, pretty sure."

She chewed on her lip like she did. "Okay."

We turned and walked down the school hallway in opposite directions. I heard her giggle from down the hallway. That was the cutest giggle I'd ever heard.

Shelby was the one who broke my shield and touched my heart. The girl I had crushed on, loved me back. It was like living a fairy tale, only better.

Days later, we were back in her back yard again, smiling bright as can be. I felt like my head was in the clouds. She came to me with a stack of papers.

"I wrote this about us," she said. "It's just a little, dumb story I wrote. It's about us, so I hope you like it."

And with that, I read it. We were sitting against her maple tree with her under my arm, and reading each page. I smiled and kissed her cheek every so often. What she had wrote made me smile a lot, she had given it to me to keep.

I love her encouragement, she pushes me to do everything. Even Hula Hoop. I've been doing a lot more than what I used to. Even doing better in school. Just from one girl. She's amazing.

Every night, I wish could lay beside her and hold her. I want to tell her I love her every day and look her into her eyes. I often wake up with my arms spread out like I was waiting for her to lay in them and snuggle into me. She's the one I want to fall asleep beside and wake up to every day. She is the one I'd die for. The only way I can describe Shelby is my anchor. She's brought me out of my corner of my room, and now I have an excuse to go outside. She says I need the Vitamin D.

Now if only Mom was alive to see this. She had always said I needed a girl to hold me down. I have Shelby, and I'm sure Mom would've loved her to death.