Everyone knows the power of music right ? If you don’t know that , well , you’re about to find out just how powerful music really is . I used to hear stories of songs that completely resonated with someone’s life but never in a million years did I think I would be one of those people . I can remember it like it was yesterday, I was on a plane coming from Los Angeles heading back to Houston, I decided it was time to get my music started . I said “I wish I didn’t have to go back home , I want to live in California and my ex said to me “have fun with that , I just wish they hush up already so I can get this trip over with.” Rolling my eyes , I pressed play, “What is this playing ?” I think to myself , because my music is always on shuffle , plus I had just downloaded that song. The song turns out to be “Ocean” by Khalid. My first thought was to turn it off because I wasn’t in the mood for that song but I decided to listen anyway , so glad I did . In the song , Khalid says how strong his love is for the woman and that an ocean can be put between the two of them and yet even then they’ll never part . I thought the words were beautiful so I put it on repeat , beautiful song I thinking no harm no foul; I fell asleep listening to the song . At the time , I had a boyfriend who unfortunately for him the lyrics didn’t match up to , I cared for him but my heart was being pulled toward a song , a song that didn’t even involve him no less. We broke up a month after the trip and a few months further down the line I get back in touch with a guy friend of mine who we never really got it right , he was one of the guys where he comes and goes every blue moon ; it went on for about 10 years. At the time Facebook was having a game everybody played where we ask anonymous questions . I saw his Facebook page pop up in the drop down selection of people to ask . Why did I see him , haven’t talked to him in a while but I sent him the anonymous message anyway . The message read : “ Are you single ?” He replied to it , omg ! His reply , “ yes , lol I’m single and wow these old messages !” We had sent messages over the years , we talked on Facebook for a couple of days and I thought it wouldn’t go anywhere like usual because this always happened but this time he sends me a message on Facebook and ask me to text me , still no big deal right , he always disappear later . Why would this time be any different ? He never left , we wrote each other everyday, morning evening and night . He became my best friend . Then he says , I’m going to be moving to California soon , I’m starting my own Buisness , my face drops . Well , there it is , I knew it was too good to be true is what I was thinking . He ask me ,will you visit , I lie and say yes knowing I didn’t even see a way there . Time passes and I start getting into trouble at work so I decide to take a few days off because of all the anxiety my job was causing . I tell him of my day and he says “ you’re always stressed just come be with me .” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing , my heart said yes , but I told him we had a lot of planning to do . The apartment I was in wasn’t going to well anyways, my ex left me with the bill myself so instead of signing a new lease I left for California , tried my best to transfer in my job but my boss wasn’t having it . I had worked for them for 7 years with no benefits , it was time to go . The drive from Houston Texas to Cresecent City California was almost 3,000 miles . I monique Curtis who has never drove to another city alone took in the open road to California a trip that would take 1 day and 10 hours, took that trip by myself . There was in fact an Ocean between us and neither of us were going to let it stop us . The day I got to him was the happiest day of my life. Why on earth did it take 10 years , 3,000 miles, 1 song and a Facebook message ? I’ll never know but the hug he gave me after I got of the car was the best hug I’ve ever had in my life , it was like a ”finally” hug . We are still together happy as ever and I’m so thankful to that song , it was like I breathed him into life with that song . Our first visit together is that picture above I took at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park . After all was said and done , I played the song for him and he loved it , now we have a little laugh whenever that song comes on because I’m so many ways it brought us together .