Best Friend was so sweet though. He wrapped his arms around me and said, "Autumn, God didn't bring us back together by mere chance. It's all going to be okay! We've worked through so much and still have a lot to work through, and we're gonna do it. I'm in it for the long haul, Autumn...I'm not going anywhere. I love you. I messed up, yes, big time, and I want to do everything and anything I can to show you that I am not the same person you've known. You are so beautiful, you are my Princess, my gem, and I love you so very much!"
See...a lot of the things I was crying about were my fears eating at me...again. This is not unusual for me, haha. Best Friend and I have been through so much that it's natural to have fears. But there are moments that I know are purely the enemy trying to get my focus off what the Lord is doing, reminding me of and convincing me that the past is what I need to be dwelling on. This was just that. And even Best Friend knew that too...he told me this morning, haha!
I know deep down inside what he said was true...that us talking again didn't happen by pure chance. Yes, it had only been a few months and that's the question I get asked all the time..."Don't you think it was too soon for you two to start talking and hanging out again?" I go back and forth. Some days I think more time would have been good, to work through things on our own....but then that night, the night in that coffeeshop, I had a peace rush over me and I heard Him say, "It's okay Autumn. It's okay to start talking and processing." I know and have heard that many people don't agree, don't see eye to eye with our decision, and remind me to be very cautious. And believe me, I take head to their advice...specially those whom I trust and respect! I have guards up...it would be really stupid of me to think everything is hunky dory again and it can all go back to how it was (but not really how it was cause it sucked pretty bad). Things are different this time...they really are. That deep down, anxiety filled, "I just know he is lying to me and hiding things from me" feeling that I got everyday for so long, is no longer there. The ugly truth that I've been needing and wanting to hear for years has finally been brought to the light. The Lord got a hold of Best Friend. Really. Truly. We're rebuilding a friendship....a healthy friendship...one that we've both longed for. I guess when you truly, honestly, deeply love someone, no matter what happens in life, that love never goes away. And I can say, with all honesty that I love my best friend, very much. We both have so much growing to do, duh! We both have healing to walk through still. We both desire to be that man and woman the Lord has called us to be. And if through all the ick and hard times, the Lord still calls us to be together...then it will be beautiful. And if the Lord calls us apart...then it will be beautiful. Either way, I know the Lord is up to something good :) Even though I may not see or feel it everyday and if friends and family don't quite understand...it's okay.
Like Best Friend said...."It's all going to be okay."
And I truly believe that :)