How are you so good at loving me? When we met, I was probably the most unlovable person you could imagine. I didn’t trust men. My heart was broken. I was hopeless. And I was mad at God. I was fresh out of a five-year roller coaster relationship that had left me feeling like I had hit rock bottom. I had given up hope of ever finding the right man.
I confess, I really didn’t want to go out with you. My mother encouraged me to go. I think she had a feeling about you. Mother’s intuition, or something like that. I suggested we go hiking on our first date because I was so very sick of getting all dressed up and going to dinner at crappy restaurants, only to leave feeling like I had wasted my make-up that day. I was wearing shorts and an old t-shirt. My hair was pulled up, and I had not freshened my makeup after work. And somehow, you still thought I was pretty.
By the end of that date, I knew I wanted to see you again. As the days went by and I got to know you, I was frequently struck by just how truly different you are from any other man I have ever met. You constantly talked to me about your relationship with God. You consistently made sacrifices to be with me. Your intentions were always clear and honest.
Even though you acted like you cared, I had been taken for a fool too many times before. But you were persistent. Day in and day out, you pursued me. Phone calls every day, opening doors for me, making me laugh, listening when I spoke, and praying for me.
I had no choice but to trust you, because to this day, you’ve never given me a reason not to. I had no choice but to believe you when you say you’re never going to leave, because I can see the pain on your face when you talk about losing me.
I don’t know what I ever did to deserve you. I can’t comprehend why some other prettier girl didn’t take you off the market years ago. I will never be able to wrap my head around what a perfectly flawless guy like you sees in a perfectly flawed girl like me.
But I do know this, I have prayed for a man like you my whole life. You will forever be my answered prayer. I will never have to doubt whether or not God can hear me. You are my proof. Thank you for loving me so well.