One of the most romantic things a man has ever said to me was this:
“If only I had met you earlier in life, when we were younger.”
I had never had that thought but immediately I wished the same thing as well.
Then I explained to him that as much as I was sure we would have fallen for each other too and that we would probably be married already if we had met earlier in life, I suspect the younger me would not know how to appreciate his kindness.
I met him after reading countless books (hard copy and e-books) as well as several online and offline classes about men, relationships, and marriage, and dozens of bad or lackluster experience with men, which probably helped me to know a good thing when I see one, and how to keep that good thing going. I had not done all that work and had not had that experience when I was younger.
We don’t get to choose when something happens. But I believe things happen at a certain time and not before or after, for a reason.
And, for sure, we also get to control how good something is when it actually happens.
To my future life partner, we will never know when our journey will finally begin, and why we met at a certain point in life and not before or after.
But I know we can take control of great things are, and will be, when we are finally blessed with that chance.
My wish is that from this moment on, we will always endeavour to make great of what we have now.