Do you believe in fate? And yes, this is a sappy love story :)
To my surprise, the dictionary defines fate as adverse. I suppose, within the experience that I am about to share, my fate most certainly has been adverse. However, it has also been enriching.
During September of 2019, I met a man almost immediately after crying in prayer to God for a partner to learn and grow with. Along with this man came, what I consider to be a message from God, "Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound you will be neither barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." - II Peter 1:2-11.
This message touched my soul deeply and I was sure he was the one until he broke my heart immediately in October and then again in January. Both times I practiced two valuable things, one being the ability to let go. The other, forgiveness. Was this, yet again, a message from God? Was this all a part of His plan in answering my prayers for a partner to "learn and grow" with??? Perhaps. I've most certainly learned a lot about myself as well as grown stronger in all of my relationships, including my relationship with myself.
Was meeting Kyle my fate? Perhaps. Through all of the ups and downs within such a short span of time, which seems like forever, I met a man who helped strengthen my relationship with God and inspires me to persevere throughout whatever "fate" that may come my way. We are now engaged and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with the man who broke my heart only to allow me to learn how to mend it back together again.