Forever wasn’t yours to have.

I found you and it was like I found a piece of me that was missing. I felt whole for the first time. You came and you took the weight off my shoulders and dried every tear. You were my home.

There was no making sense of some of the things that happened to us in our lives but there was a comfort in knowing someone could accept it. You made me feel like I was never alone. You made me feel like I could do anything as long as you were beside me. I looked at you as my person. I said I loved you and meant every word. I looked at you with confidence that this would be it, that you were the one.

And then you weren’t. You said goodbye and I knew there was someone else. You thanked me for everything as I held back tears in my eyes, fumbling through the confusion, that was an ending I wasn’t ready for. Because even when you walked away, I still thought you were the one. I still thought we’d be together. But life has a way of not happening the way you think it should. The hardest part about soulmates is sometimes you don’t end up with the one you think is yours. Sometimes they’re meant for someone else. But that’s the reality of a lot of love stories, we don’t end up with who we wanted. And the truth is, you always carry a piece of them with you, because it’s possible to have your person, even when you’re not theirs. And they’ll always be your person even a little bit. You’ll always love them. You’ll always carry those memories in your heart. Regardless of who comes, no one can take back the past you shared and the moments seared in your memory.
But you’ll come to accept forever wasn’t yours to have!