Over these last few months, I have came into contact with a girl who in that short timespan, had completely turned my world upside down.
I had never intended to allow myself to develop such strong feelings for her, and yet once the conversation between us had started, I found myself not wanting to stop. There is a major problem between us, and that is ironically one of Faith. She is Southern Baptist and I am Catholic. And the depth of our ties to our respective faiths seems equal to each other. And yet… Nearly everything else about her draws me to her. Her thoughts and ways of thinking, her humor, her views on life, even the nerdy things that I thought I was alone in appreciating, she also appreciates too. I find myself unable to resist falling for her and it’s driving me seemingly mad. There honestly hasn’t been a day when I haven’t thought about her in one form or another. She’s my first and last thought and I pray for nothing more than her happiness.
What makes this especially unique is that how much I feel about her, she feels towards me! But she was uncertain that a relationship could form between us because of the different religions. She would want a united household under the same faith, and I want… her.
Up to this point, the entire affair has been online and I’m both thankful and regretful of it, because one, If she was right here next to me, I would’ve held her and kissed her and would have the most difficult time letting her go. And two, this has given me a chance to appreciate her mind and her words before seeing how attractive she physically is (unfortunately, that is somewhat of a factor for me).
She had asked me if we could not talk for 3 months, and so far, I’m going insane with her constantly on my mind. I’m rereading our conversations, I’m listening to the voice messages she had left me over and over again, everything that even gets me close to listening to her personality and humor. And yes, I am fully aware of how this sounds! I sound obsessed! And I’m not usually like this. I’m calm and collected and detached (at least to the point where I can easily walk away from someone) but this? I don’t know what this is, but the worst part (or best, depending on your point of view) is that I feel so happy that I am feeling this miserable. I feel happy that I am capable of such… love. I never knew how it felt before (which would probably explain why I’m reacting in this manner). But I am in miserable bliss… Or is it blissful misery? Well, getting back to the point, these 3 months of “radio silence” are for her to sort through her emotions and to officially consider dating me or not. I care that much about her that I foolishly agreed to it and am going crazy thinking about her.
In either case, mid-August is when we will resume our conversation and I will hear her answer as to whether or not we are going to give this a try. I desperately hope that she says yes, but I will respect her wishes (however devastating it may be to me) if she says no. Sigh… I’m kinda glad I have this because it has helped me NOT look at the pictures she has sent me nor the songs she’s sung to me, nor the words she’s written to me… But it still doesn’t help with the fact that I’m truly falling for this girl. If she says yes. I might die of happiness, and I feel like that isn’t an exaggeration.
If I were to marry anyone, I really hope that God has me marrying this one.