How unstoppable love is as a force. Unstoppable as a force for good, unstoppable as a force for change, love, rightly used, seems to stir and motivate the heart in ways that the mind would deem inconceivable.
Eight years ago, my mind deemed it odd and impossible for a woman to change it [mind] on the belief that marriage was for later in life. For eight years ago, I was a 23 year old man, newly graduated from college, and without a steady job in sight. Plus, I was lovelorn and ended up rejecting any and all ideas on ever loving a woman again because of a case of heartache and heartbreak by another immature young lady. Those things happen in life though, especially when you pick the wrong person to love (or like) and for the wrong reasons.
But this episode in my life, I allowed to build up a insignificant hatred towards the idea of loving another woman again. I liked women, but no longer enjoyed the idea of building a lasting relationship. It seemed to take too much work. It seemed to be impossible to find a woman that would love me for a lifetime and stand by my side through the trials and tribulations of life. Since I imagined it to be impossible, I thought there was no need in being enthusiastic about marriage or even trying to grow as a man that could be a blessing to a women as her husband.
Well, as I have already written: “How unstoppable love is as a force.” The odd thing is that love can come out of the oddest places and move in at the oddest of times. Love began with conversations between myself and Julia (now my wife). Two friends just maintaining the friendship by keeping up with each other’s lives after college. It didn’t cost either of us a thing because neither of us intended on falling in love and pursuing marriage. Over time though, she seemed different. I was no longer looking at her through the shades of a friendship, but I was viewing her with the clear lenses of love-shaped glassed. The light was shining in and I could not hide from it, nor did I want to.
I started to realize she was for me and I must make myself over into a man that would be a blessing for her. See? Love…was a force…and it had become unstoppable in my heart, and my mind.
Has love ever changed you so strongly that you knew that you would never be the same?