Prompt: Eye Contact -Write about two people seeing each other for the first time. ( http://thinkwritten.com/365-creative-writing-prompts/)
On a mission for a snack, I walked beside my co-worker and friend to the gas station close to where we worked. We were prattling on about something or other when I heard a man’s voice call out my name. I turned and saw a man standing across the street outside the door of the office I worked in, I didn’t recognize him and wasn’t sure how to respond. Then it dawned on me, it must be the one coming in for the delivery position. I walked towards him and smiled. We introduced ourselves and he mentioned he was the one who wanted to apply for the job opening. He was hired and life went on. I didn’t know at that moment how much this man would affect my life.
A few months after he began working there he took on other jobs in the office. I am shy until you know me. I am not one to make friends with just anyone but something pushed me to engage this man in conversation and get to know more about him. First thing I learned is that he was shy too and preferred keeping to himself. I just couldn’t allow that for some reason. I am not pushy and if someone makes it clear they would rather work quietly in their own area I know to walk away and stay away,of course not this time. I didn’t know what was wrong with me. Something about this man intrigued me. Maybe it was his quiet confidence or those beautiful blue eyes. Whatever it was that brought those emotions and thoughts of taking back my, “I give up on ever finding someone,” attitude was strong.
Five months into our co-worker friendship something changed. Maybe it was a little before that when I noticed that smiles coming from across the room. Not sure what he was thinking or what he was sharing with his friend but the smiles sure made my heart feel full. I kept telling myself, “you’re seeing things,” “don’t get your hopes up.” So I waited and tried not to think about him and how much I wanted to get to know him. I even went so far as deciding to just give up all together but God had other plans.
“Meeting you was like listening to a song for the first time and knowing it would be my favorite.” ~ Anonymous
February 2002 found us on our first date. I was so scared. “What would he think about me?””Am I going to talk to much or not enough?” “Will I bore him?” But then it seemed like we just clicked. As if we had known each other forever instead of just five months as co-workers. My soul had found it’s mate. I finally found my best friend, the one who accepted me just as I was, no questions asked. I needed to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.
“I love you’s were said,” before much time had passed. He knew what I knew, it was meant to be. A proposal was made, I could hardly believe it. It all still seemed like a dream. “YES!” Was my answer and a year three days later we were husband and wife, committed for a lifetime kind of love. A love that we will let no man separate. A love that is sanctified and blessed by God. A love that fills my very being with so much joy and comfort that some days I still wonder, “is this just a wonderful dream?” Today I sit here, fifteen years and three months since the day we first made eye contact, reminiscing on the the last fourteen years and ten months of our relationship. I am truly blessed with the man God made for me. The one in who’s eyes I see love, acceptance, and a lifetime of memories to make.
Take a moment to make eye contact with the one you love everyday. Tell them how much they mean to you and then act upon that love. Pray for them. Help them to see their value. Never let them think that they have become second place to your job, your hobbies, social media, family, and, yes, even to the children you share (human and furry alike). Sit and talk like you did when you first met. Tell each other about your dreams and work together to reach them. Never give up! Never seek out another person to fill the place of your spouse. Marriage takes work. Work hard everyday to keep the love strong. Most of all make God the foundation of your marriage. He will hold you together if you lift each other up to Him and rely on Him to meet your every need.