There are reasons why God brings you closer to certain people and then lets them go. These are the people who will teach you important lessons about life or ourselves. Before you, I didn’t know what I wanted. I didn’t know what it took to make a relationship work, and I didn’t know what it meant to honestly love someone. Before you, I prayed that God would put something worth keeping in my life.
I’ve heard stories of people falling in love. The kind of stories that you believe could never happen in life, let alone to you. The stories that your grandparents tell you when you stay over — you know, the “I fell in love at first sight” stories. And they all might be true, but they never tell you the things that happen in between meeting the right person and starting a life with them to completely falling in love and growing old together. They leave out the messy parts. The parts that are sometimes filled with tears and heartbreak. They forget that life is full of those messy parts, and those are the parts they need to focus on. Love is a series of heartbreak and tears, it’s just the way you handle those experiences that truly make a love worth fighting for.
There’s a reason why God moves your heart towards a specific person and a reason why you get attached to certain people more than others. God sends you the people you need at exactly the right time. He gives you the answers you are looking for through the messy parts in life. He enlightens you by bringing you closer to people who bring out the best in you. I thank God every day that you came into my life, even if it was just for a short period of time. Do I believe that your role in my life is finished? Absolutely not, but you made me realize that even though those messy parts in life truly suck, they make you grow. You helped me become stronger, you helped my relationship with God become more stable, and you opened my eyes to the beauty of love.
They say when you meet the person who is meant to stay forever, you will be able to spot them from a mile away. You will recognize them in a crowded room, because you will finally understand the difference between someone who touches your hand and someone that touches your soul. I thank you for helping me understand the difference.
When someone asks why I still have hope, I come back to this quote, “When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back, even at unlikely times.” Despite the doubt and the questions, I will never give up. Many can’t understand, and there are moments that I can’t either. I will never stop believing that you’ll find your way back to me. I’ll never stop believing because you are more than just someone I thought I loved back then. You have taught me that love is strong, and you gave me something to believe in — a blind faith. You know the kind that your grandparents tell you about at bedtime.