Ever After: What Happens When You Finally Meet the Person You Fell in Love With
Can You Fall In Love with Someone ... Now that You Have Met?
Ten years ago, I wrote the first version of an article/hub: "Can You Fall in Love with Someone You've Never Met?"
The article has been read by over 200,000 readers, hundreds each day. One thing, I think, that makes the article interesting is the many, many comments from readers who have shared their own stories. It is truly fascinating to read these stories, people from all over the world, of all different ages, who met online, by chance, or still may not have met at all. These stories, so interesting in their beginnings, though they are not yet finished.
Many of the comments I have read include a statement of anticipation - the person writing the comment is writing it looking forward to the meeting - the meeting - at last, with the person of his or her dreams.
So now what I'm wondering is - how did it work out? What's happened since you did meet? Many of the readers of the original hub would surely be interested to know - I am! Hopefully, for many of you, things have gone even better than you hoped. No doubt, sadly, for a few at least, things didn't go quite so well.
For some, maybe the encounter never came to be at all. Now that some time has passed, and you have a chance to look back, why do you think things worked out the way they have? What is it about destiny that brought you to this place.
And everyone whose ever read this piece would have to want to know, who among us has truly met the love of his or her life, and seen it blossom and grow into everything you ever hoped it would be. Is it you?
Even if you hadn't commented before, perhaps you have a story that is worth sharing now - that is, in the context of meeting someone you felt you were already in love with, and now you have had some time to see how things worked out.
I hope this hub offers enough good information from enough people with many different perspectives so that many of you can benefit from the stories of our readers.
My Own Story
Even if we fall in love very young, there's still a sense that we've waited a long time to be with that person whose meant to be our mate. After we are together for a long time, we become familiar with that place, and it ceases to feel the way it did when we first met. Even if we are divorced, and suffered love lost, that one person we can live out our days on earth with is still out there, beckoning us to be at each other's side.
For me, it was a very long wait. But I'm convinced that the falling in love is very much something that stays with us and grows, with a foundation of friendship, a good dose of the right kind of chemistry, and a set of shared experiences that are challenging and rewarding at the same time. I think the biggest thing is that the person you truly love is the person who goes through the greatest set of difficulties with you, and is still there whenever you need them.
I could say so much more. But my love is my love, not because the chemistry is so powerful, even though it is. Not at all. The one I love is who she is because we can sit in church, on my balcony, in each other's bed, walking down the street, eating cookies, listening to familiar songs and loving every time she brings her lips close to my own.
Now that you have met, let it be. There is magic, hope and the fulfillment of desire. But don't let it break. Being in love becomes so different that falling in love. Don't sell the falling short. It means more than you know.
In the Proverbs of the Old Testament, King Solomon wrote: "There are six things that are a mystery to me, seven that leave me wonder." The seventh thing? The way of a man with a maiden? A man giving his heart to a woman from the beginning, not just infatuation or lust, but giving his heart - a man doing this is one of the most beautiful things ever. It gives a woman the great security and knowledge that she you can rely and depend on the person who fell for her. It's a dream come true, for him, and for her. Be blessed!