With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the romantics of America have begun thinking ahead to the special day and deciding how to spoil their loved ones. It’s easy for a fast-paced culture that requires immediacy in everything to have the same expectations when it comes to falling in love – we want it to happen quickly and we want it to happen now! But there is a saying that says “good things take time” and there is much truth in this simple statement. Often, we have to be patient and wait for the best things in life, including love.
This is the story of a girl who waited for love and realized it was well worth the wait.
I met my future husband just a couple years after I graduated college. Before I met him, I was living the typical single life of going out with my girlfriends and going on dates with guys set up by friends and coworkers or through a dating app. When I first met my husband, I didn’t know that he was going to be my person. We met through the church that we both attended and started getting to know each other through various activities within our small group.
It wasn’t until a couple months after we first met that I realized I was starting to crush on him and, after several well-strategized texts and hangouts, he asked me on our first date, and the rest is history.
Taking the leap
It’s interesting, falling in love. We only dated for a couple months before I knew I loved him and wanted to spend my life with him. He, on the other hand, was a little slower in realizing his feelings. It’s that scary feeling of jumping head first into the unknown. You never know what’s at the bottom. Is it going to be something amazing and wonderful? Or is it going to end in hurt?
Finally, after a little more time of getting to know each other, we both realized that it was time to jump into the unknown and spend the rest of our lives together. And I’m so glad we did.
Marriage is such an incredible journey that you get to go through with your best friend. I’m so glad I didn’t settle for mediocrity and waited until I found the one whom my soul loves. Love is worth the wait.
Navigating the waiting period of love can be confusing and difficult. If we don’t have people beside us to help us await love’s arrival, we can begin to feel lonely and desperate. You don’t have to feel lonely and desperate as you wait for your love to come along. We can be by your side as you walk through confusing and difficult times. Let us wait with you.