Manuel had trouble letting me go, I did too, but even when I would finally say no more, he would pop back into my life with an email or something. I tried blocking him, I tried everything but somehow we always stayed in contact. Talk about desperate (on my part). Needless to say, in the beginning of March 2012, I decided I didn't need a man in my life. I was 36, I had lived this long without a significant other, I could continue on in life without one. This time, with God's help, I actually really let go and moved on. Actually happy to be single. It was such a relief.
Now, you know how when you've had a bad breakup or your single and everyone around you isn't and you're desperate to be like everyone else "HAPPY" (at least in your mind)? And your loved ones tell you that when you stop looking that's when you will find him/her? I have heard that a million times, and I thought everyone was full of it. BUT.....its true. 2 weeks into my newly happy and single life I met Andrew, the son of my mom and step-dad's neighbors. It was the strangest thing too, cause I totally thought Andrew was a dork, but he had other thoughts about me. Because I am nice (haha) I went with him on a walk by the lake, being me, not somebody trying to impress a boy. I told him about my failed relationship, and how I was never getting into another one. I was happy being single and staying that way. He, sorta like me, was also not totally interested in finding another relationship either, just a friend. He had baggage and just wanted to stay single. This is where God's sense of humor came in, because with-in a week of that conversation Andrew and I started dating. Officially on March 25. 4 weeks later Andrew got a job in Steinbach and moved in with me. (Gasp, yes, we lived together.) On May 11 we got engaged, and on August 11 Andrew and I got married. So, in one year I went from a broken engagement to being the wife of my best friend:) God is so amazing.
With my happiness fully in tact, I hope to get back to doing the things I love. Creating. I want to work on my cake decorating, my crocheting and perhaps a little writing :) I'll keep you updated...
"For I know the plans I have for" Declares the Lord "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11