Once upon a time, a young girl fell in love with a young man. He made her laugh, made her smile and for the first time in her life, she was genuinely happy. She wanted to be with him forever, God willing. She thought that he would be the one for her.
Things were wonderful at first but then the challenges started. Long distance relationships take a lot of effort to maintain that relationship, that connection between the two of them. Communication was important but it wasn’t made a priority. The two met up when ever he came back for a visit but she could feel the distance forming between them. She just didn’t know how to express that feeling.
As time passed, they grew apart, into different people, who just don’t seem to have that much in common anymore. She tried to keep the connection between them but it takes two to make things work and in the end, she just stopped trying. It hurts her that everything she tried wasn’t reciprocated. She made up excuses for him; that maybe that he was too busy and that she should be more understanding but inside, her heart bled.
When things ended between them, even though it was a mutual decision, her heart ached because she still loved him. Her heart hurt more than she let anyone else know. She kept her spirits up and her friends were wonderful, cheering her up and making her laugh and for a time, forgetting her heartache.
She went about her life, doing the things she loves, hanging out with awesome friends and making new ones. When she thought that the young man was out of her life, his unexpected presence in her virtual world brought back some of the heartache she felt. Each time he appeared in her virtual world was like a tiny stab through the heart but over time, the pain lessened and when finally, she felt nothing at his most recent appearance, she knew that she was well and truly over him.
She’s found someone new and for the first time in a really long time, she’s happy, loved and appreciated. She won’t let the past cloud the present or the future. She may not know what lay in store for her but she knows that she’s going to be fine.