as much as i love practical gifts, the things you can buy in a store and wrap up never carry the same value as gifts that have been thought about and put together with a personal touch. i always get really excited about those kinds of gifts. but don't get me wrong -- i still love ALL gifts :)
a long time ago, when i was feeling really sad and lost because a young man had broken my heart, a sweet friend of mine , a very talanted artist, made me a pendant. at the time she asked me what i would like her to engrave on the other side of it. because of the circumstances and because i had wanted so badly to be with someone who will really love me and because i was trusting that God will bring that person in the right time, but having no clue if it would be 5 years or 5 days from then, i asked her to engrave the word "trust" on the back of it. every time i wear that pendant, i am reminded that there was a time in my life when i was so desperately waiting for that man.
just a few days ago, i got another little package in the mail. it was a gift from her. this time it was a beautiful pendant that had on the back of it engraved "i found the one my soul loves...neil xoxox agnese".
in a big way, these two beautiful pieces of art have summarized my dating life. in 24 days i will become a mrs. i have met a man that i could not have dreamed about. i feel like the luckiest girl in the world and in the end, when it is all said and done, i have only one thing to say - i am so glad that i didn't end up with any of the men i dated in the past. because of that trust, i have found a perfect person. he has one wing and i have the other. together we will fly.