What made her reach out to me that night? I honestly do not know. I do know that if I ever asked her she would say God told me to.
I was recently separated and she recently lost a son. And…yeah…I will say God told her to reach out to me. And not just because I needed a friend but because she needed one as well.
She had been in my shoes before. I had not been in hers though. She would offer advice, especially for the kids and I would listen to her stories of her son. I didn’t just hear her…mind you…I listened. Big difference.
Over the course of the next year of talking on the phone for hours, texting back and forth, and even praying for each other our feelings for one another somehow changed.
Then one day out of the blue as we were hanging up she didn’t say the normal “sweet dreams” she said “I love you” every so quietly and hung up. I called her back, immediately, of course. And asked did you just say I love you?
I told her that I had been saying that for months as we were hanging up just not loud enough to be heard.
We talked for about another thirty minutes but this time we both said I love you out loud.
A sense of peace washing over me as I said those words to her for the first time. And that sense of peace never left until many years later…
Many of you have asked me to share my relationship with my beautiful amazing love. I am trying to honor those requests. These will be sporadic as I have other posts that are stuck in my head and I have no idea how long it will take to describe why she is my love of a lifetime. But I will try. Please be patient and understanding with me as I reflect on such a wonderful woman.