Monday, June 1, 2015

My Heartbroken Prayer


I can remember being 15 years old and completely heartbroken. My boyfriend of a whopping 3 weeks cheated on me. I went over to his house after the 1st day of school to check on him and caught him kissing another girl right in front of his house. I was so disappointed but not really surprised. I was mostly humiliated by the whole situation as if I had done something wrong. But the situation led me to pray for true companionship.

I remember saying that I wanted more than a boyfriend, I wanted someone that would be my friend, my best friend. Someone that wasn't just interested in my body but wanted to get to know my heart and soul. When I think about what I prayed that day I really got what I asked for and so much more. I was in a place where I was lonely and broken. I had been humiliated but I still believed in love. I still longed for love. I still wanted love. My young heart still hoped for something it had yet to experience. My husband and I will celebrate 4 years of marriage and almost 10 years of friendship this month but today I celebrate his life.

I almost don't want to say this phrase because it's cliche to me but I REALLY can't imagine my life without my husband in it. He's such a genuine down to earth kind of guy. Not much ruffles his feathers. He is kind to me always and very forgiving. I have learned so much about letting problems and concerns roll off my back from him. His actions softly remind me to be loyal, patient, diligent and grateful. He is a very humble guy. He doesn't like to take credit for much. I really admire him and look up to him. When I grow up I want to be just like him that's for sure.

I felt the need to share that experience to also encourage someone today. 13 years ago I prayed that God would send me my best friend, 4 years later I met him and 4 years this month we celebrate our wedding anniversary. There have been tough times, sad times as well as good times. At times it felt as if I was waiting forever. We broke up and got back together. All and all I am grateful for the journey because it's what made this adventure as much fun as it's been. I wouldn't change it for all the money in the world. If you are waiting on your true love then do so patiently and diligently when he or she arrives you won't be disappointed. Don't waste your time on impostors they will only make the time drag on. Invest in yourself and enjoy your life. If you are blessed to have already found that special someone then truly treasure them for the gift that they are to you.