I know I’ve referenced this before, but this all seems to really be playing out and I’m just amazed by God’s grace. He has clearly shown me my “Yes, but different.”
Yes, my true love was out there. Yes, there was someone who could give me everything I needed and more in a relationship. Yes, there was someone who could communicate with me, love me, and support me in ways I never imagined.
The journey to this point hasn’t been an easy one for either of us. As my mom has pointed out, maybe I needed an EX (ex-husband) and a VDO to really appreciate a Roi. His trek has been similar. A failed marriage (although his was when he was younger and was shorter than mine – only 5 years), a child, and then a few very rocky relationships that, as he put it, left his cup empty after giving and giving all that he had and receiving little to nothing in return.
So the past 20+ years for each of us has somehow brought us here–a common point. A wonderfully common point. We are both looking to give and receive the same thing from a partner. We are both committed in the same way to a relationship, which is an unconditional commitment. We also both understand the importance of family and our children and are committed to doing whatever is needed in all aspects of each others lives.
This is something that is beautiful and amazing. Every single day, I honestly find myself looking over at this man and feeling so grateful and appreciative of God’s love, that He put him in our lives. Not only that, but he is so grateful and appreciative of the same…and I feel that from him…every.single.day.
I have no regrets about my past. No regrets about the kind men I spent time with. No regrets about any of it, because it all brought me to this point. I wake up with so much joy in my heart, not only because of his love and support, but because of the way he helps me look at and approach life.