They were passing each other at a local gas station, the man was going in and the female was going out. As they walked by each other their eyes met up, just a glimpse into each others eyes left the man wondering more about this woman. What about this woman’s eyes captured this man’s interest, she wasn’t sure, but she was glad he showed an interest. The woman was so stricken by this man’s eyes that she had to learn more about him too.
Later on they became friends, talking on the phone for hours on end. The conversations were held strong for a minimum of two hours in length. They dreamed of being together, spending time smiling and laughing together, but for now they were limited to simple conversations that each looked forward to by end of day.
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As the conversations went on and the interest in each other grew, they went out on a date. This man and woman enjoyed holding hands, smiling and laughing on the long drive to the restaurant, they were falling in love but neither realized that until a few months later. Dating lasted about six months before they resided together, and three months passed before they knew they wanted to be married.
True love doesn’t take time, so they say, others may disagree, however, this man and woman were convinced they had what it took to last forever. Don’t they all? In the beginning it’s sugar and kisses, as life turns the page and children are born, bills pile up and bad decisions are made, the strength of two can only last so long when the communication fails. The one thing that allowed this man and woman to fall in love had disappeared.
The courtship lasted for what seemed like such a long time to this man and woman, after all it was a year before they wed. Love at first sight. Soul mates. So they said, but what two people say and what two people do rarely collide along the long path we call life. So this man and woman’s story came to an end, but it wasn’t a total disaster, they still cared deeply for each other. They still had a pretty decent friendship. They tried and tried, but something was missing.
Could the late night conversations full of laughter and smiles have been missing? Could it be simply put that too much was put in the way of them finding their way again? Deceit. Confusion. Anger. Bitterness. Exhaustion. Or maybe, just maybe, these were two people who brought love into each others lives for a reason, a reason neither may understand in the moment but years later “get”. Who knows, but what was known is that the first year of this couples lives sounded to be perfect bliss that both would love to relive, even if just in a dream for one moment.