We walked down the street hand in hand, laughing, oblivious to the raindrops that danced around us. We were in that place we so often go where no one and nothing mattered except being in the moment with each other. When you think about where each of us was just a couple of years ago, that seemed impossible. Hurt, guarded, afraid of love. But then you came along, and I can not lie the moment I saw you, I knew for me you were going to change all that. But I wondered could you feel the way I did. Were you ready to love again? Slowly you opened the door a little and gradually let me get close to you, but you were still guarded, keeping me in the dark about your true feeling. Even when I thought I was breaking through, you would find a reason to withdraw. Family and friends would say we could never work that you would never open your heart to another man again after what the last one put you through. But I couldn’t walk away. My heart was already committed, and even though you tried to keep it a secret, I knew deep down you felt the same way. I wasn’t going to rush you; I loved you, and I was willing to wait, to be there when you were ready to commit. Then one night, my phone rang, and you were on the other end of the line. Can you come over? You asked we’ve got to talk. When you opened the door, I could see in your eyes right away that your heart was ready to commit. You smiled and simply said, you know I love you, and from that moment, our hearts were joined. Two hearts once afraid to love now bonded together, and I’m never going to let you go.
They say the Law of Attraction uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materialize them into reality. If that’s true, then you and I are the result of that law.
For the longest time I dreamed about finding someone with not only your physical beauty but also the quality that truly captures my heart and mind your brilliant intellect. It was obvious from the start that I had been dreaming about you all along.
Dreaming that once I found you we would begin a relationship so passionate everyone around us would feel the heat it generates. And they do!
Dreaming that we would work together to conquer any obstacles in the way of our happiness. And we do!
Dreaming that we would connect on such a level all we needed to do was look at each other and know what the other was thinking. And we do!
I believed in you before I even knew you, you are everything I ever dreamed about. So, you know what? This law of attraction thing must be real, because here you are.
As I look back now, I guess I owe you an apology. An apology for being so mad when you turned and walked away from us. What I really should have been was thankful.
Confused? Don’t be; it’s simple.
You see, I committed my heart to you, assuming you meant it when you said you loved me and that we would always be together. That day you left, I can’t lie it hurt, hurt like hell. Would I be wrong to say you never really loved me? Maybe, I don’t know, I guess in your way you thought you did. But the truth for me is that I would have been cheating myself if I had settled for you.
Well, it’s been some time since that day you walked away, and I have had time to reflect and heal, and out of that came this realization; I’m a catch. Now maybe you couldn’t see it but trust me when I tell you others do.
You see, I recognize now that I’m not that perfect man you were looking for if he even exists. But what I am is a man who will always be there for the one I love. A man who will always respect and treat my women like a queen and the woman I have committed my heart to now appreciates that and loves me for who I am. She is accepting of me for me, imperfections and all, just as I am of her. We do this because we realize that a relationship is seldom two perfect people finding each other; it’s two imperfect people finding each other and are willing to work together to make each other better. I suspect one day you’ll find someone new and fool them until you can’t. But I wish you only happiness, like everyone, you deserve to be happy. Sadly, though I suspect you’ll never find that happiness until you learn what true love is, hopefully, one day you will. In the meantime, good luck, and thank you again for walking away.
You do know that the road back is always longer.
I know what you’re thinking.
That I’ve been hurt one time to many.
I know you have questions
Why risk it again?
Why believe in love again?
I know you wonder
Do I have anything left of myself to give or is it that I’m just too afraid to give again.
I know the fear is real
I don’t want to be hurt again.
I don’t want to lose it all again.
I know every one of those questions and concerns are valid, but unfortunately in love it’s never easy and the road back is always longer. But if you still believe in love, and love is the most powerful emotion in the universe, no matter how long the road is you’re going to have travel it again.
Now I’ve got just one question for you. Since I am pretty sure that you already know behind that wall you’re hiding how you feel about them, is it worth traveling down that road and putting yourself on the line one more time?