It was the most romantic things that has ever happened to me.

He helped me move. It is a silly thing to feel is so romantic, but it is how I felt.

Then we followed it up with showers (at our respective homes) to reconvene later in the evening.

“Where should we go?”

“Anywhere, but sushi,” I texted back.

The Mill? 8:00?

I googled quickly. American Bistro, good reviews, excellent pictures.


The evening conversation flowed effortlessly. Just the right cadence and equal sharing.

“Would you like to go for a walk?” I asked, hoping he would say yes. Hoping that this night would never have to end.

We walked past the outdoor seating. The staff was cleaning up. I hadn’t noticed that we were one of the last couples to leave.

He took my hand as we climbed down the wooden staircase. I felt as if we were leaving the modern, stepping out into another moment in time, a simpler age. The backdrop of the palatial stone mill facing manicured gardens and a 30-foot waterfall was breathtaking.

The sun had already set, but the moonlight and the gas torches lamps reflected off his dark brown eyes. I love when he looks at me that way. Such a sweet smile curled on his lips; he knew what he was about to do.

He kissed me. I wanted him more than I wanted anything else, and I still do. But we are apart.

I hope the story will have a happy ending. But the truth is, I don’t know. It feels like it would take a miracle for us to be together like that once again. We didn’t fight. We never argued. We had one disagreement and one misunderstanding. So what went wrong?

I need to be with someone that wants to share my faith journey. I pray that our paths will line up so that when the time is right, we can be together. Why wouldn’t God want that? I feel so good around him.

Dear God,

I am being washed over by crashing breakers and it is painful. I try to hear You above the roar of the waterfall, yet I feel lost, drowning in the sea of confusion. It hurts to sit with the unknown. Now I have to wait. Help me to find the peace that surpasses all understanding, so my heart will be filled with the knowledge and love of you. I thank you for helping me to find happiness today.

In the name of Jesus, Amen