Respecting The Process

I’ve never been in love like this. I knew I was capable. I knew it could happen. I just didn’t know that it would be with you. I guess one never knows. What I do know is that I’ve opened my once hardened heart in an effort to get you to understand all of me. I’m damaged goods, but goods nonetheless, and I’m a good man. I love God and thank him for placing you here in my life at this time. I needed to experience a love that could capture my soul. This love has done just that. It has lifted me up, torn me down, made me cry, made me feel, and now it’s making me understand the process. I’ve said this many times before… Life teaches us lessons sometimes and sometimes it has to reteach lessons we’ve already learned or ought to have learned. Maybe it’s because I haven’t loved or been in love for so long that I needed this struggle. I need this crucible to help me see what I’m made of and who I’ve become thus far. And maybe you had no idea that you’d be loving a guy like me either. Maybe you had no idea you’d ever fall for a man like me. Maybe you had no idea that we’d be here in this moment at this time loving and learning lessons we’ve never learned or ones that we had forgotten. But I love you for loving me first. I cherish your love, admiration, and adoration for me. I needed it right at a time when I had no direction. I needed it to shake me up and flip me over and force me to realize that I can’t and don’t want to live without love. And now, this love, your love, God’s love is teaching me (yet again) to be patient and to respect the process. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and my expectation of simplicity in a complicated situation is unrealistic and unfair. But understand this, I get it now. I can now fathom true love without condition. I can fathom having a love and relationship and future with someone who continues to prove their unrelenting dedication to me, to love, and to what we have begun build. So now, I’m gonna respect the process; Our process. We don’t operate the same way or think alike or even grasp the same concepts at the same time, but that’s all apart of the process. So each day, each week, each month that passes by I promise that I will make every effort to continue to realize, understand, heed, and respect the process.

Author: inmynativescribble

A Black man trying to face fear, the past, the present, and reconcile his future.

3 thoughts on “Respecting The Process”

  1. Alright for being flipped and forced :-). But seriously…as usual, your introspective is appreciated. Love can sometimes come out of nowhere, from an unexpected place/person, and when you least expect it. I believe that you have to let your guard down to truly figure out if it is real. Once someone can actually experience the real you (and vice versa), only then can you/they know that the relationship can move forward. Trial and error is a difficult road to travel, but once you reach your destination…it will be worth it .

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  2. Love is such a beautiful thing but it also has an ugly side to it. Many of us perceive it as ugly because it exposes the not so great things about ourselves that need love as well as our vulnerability.

    If you have never truly been in love sometimes it takes almost losing or completely losing that love to find out that you truly were. It’s the awful saying “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”

    Great Read! Thanks for sharing


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