On the 10th day I bring you a story from one of my closest friends Christina Rivera. Today she’s sharing her story of how she unexpectedly found love ♥ Thanks so much Christina for contributing an article 🙂
Love. What is your true definition of the word love? Is love just a word you say to someone you are together with? When you are telling someone you love him or her are you just saying it just to say it because you feel obligated to or do you feel it? For a while I have been trying to search for the meaning of love myself because I couldn’t quite grasp the meaning of the word itself. Well maybe I knew what love was and the people who I chose to be with did not know the definition of love. Well scratch that because if I knew the definition of love then I probably would not have allowed half the stuff that happened in my past relationships, but I guess you have to learn on your own and allow your heart to break so that someone else who truly loves you can come and pick up the pieces. To be honest after being in many relationships that have failed I almost had given up on love until I heard the song Dear No One by Tori Kelly.
“But sometimes, I just want somebody to hold
Someone to give me their jacket when it’s cold
Got that young love even when we’re old
Yeah sometimes, I want someone to grab my hand
Pick me up, pull me close, be my man
I will love you till the end
So if you’re out there I swear to be good to you
But I’m done lookin’, for my future someone
Cause when the time is right
You’ll be here, but for now
Dear no one, this is your love song”
This song taught me that patience is key; you don’t need to waste your time looking for love because love will find you. It taught me not to lose hope. Just because I had more frogs than prince charming did not mean that he wasn’t out there somewhere. When I least expected it POW! LOVE came knocking on my door (not literally but you guys know what I mean). Anyhow, one day I decided to go to Walgreens with two of my friends for who knows what reason. I don’t think I had bought anything that day, but I ran into a guy who I graduated with in high school (we didn’t talk much in high school). When I was leaving he was coming in, we saw each other, said hi, hugged then kept it moving. My friends and I went to the car and stood in the parking lot for a couple of minutes, I can’t remember the reason but I think one of my friends was showing us something on her phone. He came out of the store and went to the red box to get a movie when he was finished he noticed that we were still in the car and came up to the car. I rolled my window down and he asked me for my number. I believe he contacted me either the same day or the next day, but when he texted me I would only either give him one word responses, taking forever to write back or just not replying at all. He would ask me out on dates all the time and I would not reply or find some excuse not to go until one day I just figured I’d just go. Going on a date with him was the best decision I made because he is such an amazing guy! On our first date he took me to the movies and he was very respectful, when he brought me home he asked for a kiss and I thought that was the most sweetest gesture ever because nowadays guys don’t even ask so I thought that was so sweet, but any who now we are together and I am the happiest camper ever!!! Just like Tori Kelly said in her song Dear No One “but I’d love to have a soul mate and God will give him to me someday, and I know it’ll be worth the wait”, and let me tell you… It was definitely worth the wait!