I Knew As Soon As I Saw Him.
I feel beyond grateful and excited to finally be sharing my story on this site! Through thick and thin, I’ve been coming here to read stories and get inspired. And I knew that one day, I would finally be sharing my own and hoping that it would give hope to someone who is currently struggling as I used to.
I have always been such a believer in romantic love! I come from a family that is very close, my parents absolutely adore each other, and my father especially is the best father anyone could ever hope for.
Needless to say, my standards for men and relationships were always very high. I had my first boyfriend at 22, which ended in a very discouraging way, and then I had this rebound relationship that was never going to work out. I was simply not in love with this guy and it made me realize that I would never be able to simply settle for someone who is “good enough”. He did care a lot for me and he is an amazing guy, but I just couldn’t force myself. It felt wrong, very unnatural.
I took a leap of faith and decided to end my rebound relationship. On the inside, I was kind of afraid that I would never find anyone else. I had some issues with loving myself and my self-confidence that made the whole thing even worse.
But I did it. And it was the best thing I ever did – choosing to bet on myself and my dreams. Literally immediately after this I met one of my new colleagues at the new job I was starting. I knew! I just immediately knew!
It is so hard to describe, it felt like I already knew him. He is so charming, I admit, and he exudes such a positive and powerful energy. I always dreamed of being with someone like that! Of course, it turned out that he has a girlfriend. But I wasn’t feeling badly about this, I wasn’t about to pursue him. I was just happy that I was capable of feeling that way for someone knew. I had been thinking that it might never happen for me after my first heartbreak, so when it happened, I took it as a sign that I had made the right decision.
We started working closely and the months went by, we got to know each other along the way. He kept becoming more and more impressive to me. I realized that his soul is probably the purest I’ve ever known. He was being so thoughtful. I remember him texting me when a car hit me immediately after finding out about it. He was very observant of my feelings, even when I was pretending I was fine but was actually sad. He was always so positve, so cheerful. And he seemed to not have a negative cell in his body. Such an amazing guy!
I did wish for him, I admit, but I let it go. I was never going to do anything to jeopardize our friendship and good work relationship. Besides, I thought – may be his girlfriend is his The One, he deserves to be so happy, because he is so wonderful. And if anything was ever meant to be, I would’t have to force absolutely anything.
I didn’t really wait for him in that sense, I was texting some other guys for fun. But somewhere in my heart I just knew that it was going to work out.
So you can see where this is going. We got together. It all worked out in the best way possible for everyone. It turned out, he was never really in love with his ex-girlfriend either. And all my dreams came true when he told me how he felt about me. He admitted to having been suspicious that I might like him, and I was so excited! This was probably the most exciting moment of my life.
We started dating a while ago, but I can honestly and proudly say, I have loved this guy since I met him! I really have! And the fact that things didn’t immediately happen made all that much more special, and precious. The lesson was so clear – I have to be grateful. Everytime he looks at me lovingly in the eyes, everytime he takes my hand, everytime he takes care of me and listens to me – I know that what I have with him is the best thing that has ever happened to me. No doubt. He is the best friend that I have ever had, and the best human I know. And I am tearing up just thinking about it.
Even if he breaks up with me tomorrow for whatever reason, it wouldn’t change how grateful I am for him. Ever. This is the first time in my life that I am not afraid of the future. And this is the first time when I feel like I am with someone I would marry – in a heartbeat! And I would trust him to be the father of my children, and my forever best friend.
Don’t settle, fight for your heart’s desires! Be patient, believe in the Universe. If you really want something in your heart, if you are giving away love, it will eventually return to you!
Thank you so much, Rhonda, for creating all that you have created! I’ve read so many books since watching The Secret, but it all started there. I owe you!
I wish happiness and blessing to all of you!
Thanks for reading!