My life changed the very first moment I heard his voice. I didn’t know his story. I didn’t know what happened to him. I didn’t know his name. But I was about to find out. My mom was playing his music while cleaning up the kitchen one night after dinner, and I asked a lot of questions that night. I knew I loved him.. Instantly. My mother lit up when I told her I liked this song. She took me in the little nook under our staircase and played his records for me and told me about the time she saw him at the Houston Rodeo and a little bit about what kind of guy he was. I told her I wanted to go to his concert and she broke my heart for the first time by telling me that wouldn’t be quite possible. Elvis has been a part of my life ever since. I watched all of his movies over and over, knew every line, and sang/danced to his music any chance I got. This past weekend I had the opportunity to tell the man how much I have loved him all of these years. I sat down at his grave, and I just talked to him. I might have looked crazy to anyone who passed by, but I had been waiting to do that for years. This man thought he wouldn’t be remembered when he was no longer on a stage. I have lived my life constantly and daily thinking of him. I stepped into his home yesterday and was completely overwhelmed. I brought tissues because I knew there would be tears. I stood at the bottom of the stairs and I could feel him. Even talking about this experience brings a tightness to my throat and tears to my eyes. I felt him there and felt as if I was going to bump into him down the hall. When I looked at the piano he played the morning before his death, my heart flooded. My world kind of seemed to cave in for a moment. I couldn’t stand the thought that this man died so young and that he made something so beautiful just hours before making something so tragic. Seeing photos and videos of his smiling face made things completely turn around. He made memories there and now I’m so glad to say I have too. My heart is completely full of Elvis Presley. It is safe to say I have found my happy place. It was nice meeting you this weekend, EP.