Two kids in kindergarten met and became friends. Once at show-and-tell, the girl brought in an ant farm. The boy wanted to see the ant farm. The little girl told him that he could see the ant farm if he would kiss her. The "first kiss" was on the stage, behind the piano. The two lives were connected from that point on. The two children grew up, went different directions and lost contact.

While walking down the hall in middle school, their paths crossed again. They started working at the same place; did many of the same activities yet were apart... Paths crossing again.

In high school their paths crossed again and they dated. They experienced many things together and their "thread" became thicker. As luck would have it, their paths separated again; he went off to the Marines while she stayed and went to college. Many letters were written and they saw each other a few more times, some extremely memorable. Their lives took each other down separate yet similar paths.

They crossed into each other's lives several times throughout the next 30-plus years. Then one day, something different happened. The thread that held them together throughout their entire lives tightened and pulled them together once more. This time they found each other, and the thread encircled them and pulled them closer...

Five years pass. They have bared their souls to each other; hours pouring out thoughts and feelings. They found the most amazing, beautiful love was always within an arm's reach. They had to live the separate lives, learn what they learned in different relationships in order to appreciate what they had found with each other.

This is our story. Tim and I have known each other since kindergarten. Our "life thread" has pulled us close and let us drift to become who we are today. We have found the most amazing love. Our love is so profound and deep and we are most definitely SoulMates. Our life's journey is just beginning at 50 something.... What a wonderful life it is going to be.

If you know a "soulmate love story" couple, we'd love to hear about them! ♥ Mali & Joe, authors of The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships and creators of Mantras for Making Love and Overcoming Jealousy