The rain came before the sun. The umbrella, I placed over my head didn’t prevent me from being drenched. The storm was a message, we really wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. We fought until we spoke the same language. We shared until it became natural. We hugged and kissed until we were pros. We ask hard questions expecting honest answers. We searched for where we related together. We never pretend we didn’t disagree, we expressed it. Sometimes we had to retreat to our corners, other times we stood in the middle of the ring and traded punches. I thought, I was protected by the umbrella over my head but I was drenched. She came from out of nowhere; clear skies, one gray cloud, then the whole world went black. My heart pumped, frustration became a normal emotion, but the greatest Love was somehow being built. She didn’t want my compassion, she wanted my truth. She didn’t shy away from my mind, she just challenged it to open up further. It was raw from the beginning until one day we were cooked. All of our truths on the table, we were ready to dine for a lifetime. Then, the sun came out….
It’s rare to walk into someone’s life and they want to build a home with you. So many people want to rent because building seems so final. But, for me, I don’t understand why people are so scared of building. Putting a permanent foundation together, never made me feel trapped. It actually allows me to be free. Creating something I can continue coming home to, and counting on to be there; enhances my reason for living. The connection of working everyday to maintain heaven makes me feel closer to God. God knows I get scared of the house burning down like everyone else. I just focus on the building because it’s harder to tear down progress….
Never sacrifice a loyal friend for the possibility of a new romance. Anyone that doesn’t accept what you Love, can’t possibly Love you. If your foundation is set, explain to anyone you meet, that if they aren’t ready to build a home on the top of that foundation, they shouldn’t show up for construction. Remember friends that Love you and are Loyal will set the bar so high, that anyone not willing to pull themselves up, will fall short….weeding out the people that will ultimately destroy your garden!