As time marches on, we held on to those moments when as adolescents, we played in the leaves. In the crisp air of fall, we spent our weekends raking leaves. We played hide and seek for hours… after all, it was one way I was able to see you.
Then the first frost of ice formed on the puddles. The holidays came first. On Thanksgiving, you left to see your cousins; I sat in my room and stared out the window. I watched the leaves as they swirled; they reminded me of you. Those were the longest four days I could ever remember.
I watched the neighbors string their Christmas lights and wished my dad would let me help. Mom enjoyed me helping her to trim the tree… but, I wondered what you were doing too. I asked Mom if you could come over, but we were too busy. I saved some money to buy you a gift; a sweet necklace with a heart; it was all I could afford. I really wanted to see you on Christmas day.
If I was lucky, I would catch a glimpse of you in another classroom; we ate lunch on different shifts. Your mom would pick you up from school and I rode the bus home.
Spring came and we played around the flag pole on May Day. We joined in, holding hands. Summer was around the corner and I couldn’t wait! But it was then you moved away. We lost contact and I never knew where you moved to or where I could find you. I always watched for you to appear at our favorite spots.
Puberty came and my interests changed. Building models and tree forts were my fame until high school and then they were lame. But I never forgot about you….
I married once but it didn’t work out. I knew it was you I should have been with – my soul mate from heaven. God delivered, but it was just the wrong time.
Years later and a little technology, you have showed up on my doorstep. Elated, God brought you to me once more! As “time grows”, so does our love. Now, in our golden years, we wake in the morning holding hands, just like we did as kids.
I just can’t thank God enough for this miracle of love, my soul mate, from way back when…..
Song of Solomon 3:4 – “I have found the one whom my soul loves.”
Ask and pray for God’s wisdom to find the one He has for you….
Has God selected a soul mate for me? Visit: https://www.christiancafe.com/blog/2821/does-god-have-a-soul-mate-for-me
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