“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”-1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NIV)
I never dreamed that I would be capable of caring for another person at this point in my life. My new friend has been troubled by a personal matter that he has declined to share with me but I know something of how he deals with personal adversity. He is very private and I respect his privacy. Whatever he wants to share with me, I am happy to share. I respect my friend and what he may be going through.
I have prayed for patience and understanding in my encounters with him. I know that he is worth waiting for and a true gift to this world. I also know that time is an enemy in some matters but he will work things out and we can hope to have a bit of happiness. He’s gifted, creative, reflective and sees the world in a way that is truly astonishing. I thank God for bringing him into my life and I pray that he doesn’t leave. He’s worth the wait and the patience because all good comes at the right time. Both of us deserve a chance at happiness.
I take all as I find them without agenda. All of the wonder that my very human, at times superhuman, friend is an amazing gift. I am very honored and blessed to have him in my life.