When I was about sixteen or so, my aunt shared with me her experience on finding her true love; whom she is married to now. The story is pretty vague to me, since I have really bad memory. But I remember the important parts of it. She told me about trusting God and being patient with love. She said that I had to be aware of the people around me, that there will be a lot of guys in my life that may seem like they are 'the one'. She told me not to rush things. Enjoy my teenage years just being friends and finding who I really am as a person; taking these moments to mature my mind and heart. Okay now I remember clearly! The main message was: don't go searching. Instead, let it be God willing and let love come to you. She told me to tell the Lord what kind of guy I want to marry, to list out my future husband's characters, personality, goals in life.. And so I did. I told Jesus that I will not jump into any relationship until I know that it's by His timing that he brought that special someone into my life. Being single was amazing. It helped me grow and be more independent. I had lots of time to do my own stuff and to build my foundation and relationship with God.
I guess the saying 'good things come to those who wait' is applied here. After years of being patient, I think I finally found him. He's the sweetest and most thoughtful guy I've ever known. He inspires me and motivates me to look at life in a different way. He's a little softy with a tough exterior. He makes me laugh all the time and oh my goodness.. has such good taste in music!! I could go on and on about him. He's just amazing. I know no one is perfect and I know we have our dark sides. But what I love about him is that he works on being a better person everyday, which makes me want to do the same.