What if my family had never moved
From Ohio to California
And yours had never come from Nebraska.
What if we both hadn’t found jobs
Working for the same government agency.
What if I hadn’t transferred to your office
And my deck wasn’t right behind yours.
What if you hadn’t smiled at me,
A smile that lit up your blue eyes.
I might not have smiled back
And we might not have worked together,
Gone out on cases together
And talked, discovering things that we
Had in common as well as things that
If all those things had not aligned just right,
If things didn’t happen the way that they did,
We would never have met.
We would never have gone on the first date
Or fallen in love
Or had three wonderful kids
Who grew up to be amazing adults.
Things that were meant to be,
Happened, in just the right order,
Better than what a mystic might
Have predicted looking in her crystal ball.
We are together by chance,
But we have stayed together
Because of love.