It’s a month too late to have a 2010 recap, but February, in all its sentimental glory, is what I consider to be the first month of the year 2010 for both David and me. Not only is it the month of love, but it’s also around this time last year that we *blushes* got back together. In this regard I can say that year 2010 is somehow just about to come to a close for us.
And what a year it has been! :)
Underneath the promise ring I gave him last November, these words were engraved: “Another day closer to you” —a line from a song he composed for me sometime in 2007:
Sure it was a long day today
Sure we both have ups and downs to say
It’s okay, my love, it’s through
Another day closer to you
So as we end the day I want to say to you
I love you, and I’ll always be true
I love you, in spite of all that we’ve been through
So rest and close your eyes
Everything will be okay
I’ll stay, with you.
Originally, it’s just a goodnight song he sings to send me off to sleep, but as nights turned to months, and months turned to years, the song has become more like a life-long vow, a promise that keeps us sane whenever the time difference, the distance, and everything that comes with this long-distance affair, starts to drain us out.
It’s not a walk in the park, keeping a long-distance relationship and being oceans apart from the man you love, but in all these months I’ve learned to dwell in the truth that it was God–undeniably–who brought us back together. I mean, there’s no other way but His.
Sometime last month, in one of my devotions, I was moved to look back into my life and think about my life stories and how I can use them to speak of God’s goodness. I thought of my salvation, the day I chose to follow Him and declare Him to be my Savior and Lord, and how everything was never the same since.
And then I thought of my other salvation, how God saved me from my heartbreaks and wrong choices and finally brought answers to my life-long questions. David is, and will always be, one of my most favorite life stories. It’s a story I’ve been trying to preserve in a little space in the web for the past 8 months, albeit my inability to give it justice, and oh how I love looking back at how God pulled it off! Sure, it was a story of love that blossomed between me and David, but ultimately it was a story of God’s grace–how much He cares for us that He gave us another chance to make things right, and how much He loves us that He made a way to bring us back together, undeserving of a love like this as we are. <3
What a year, indeed! Happy New Year to us, D!