Have you ever met someone, by sheer coincidence, or even accidental, and instantly knew you were connected? And for whatever reason—although you really didn't know much about this person—something inside of you told you it was going to be a very special ride.
Unless you've connected with someone on this level, it's really hard for you to understand what I'm talking about. It's a link, to another human, that is so strong, you find yourself asking how it even happened. But it does! And although I wouldn't say it was love at first sight or even love, at that, I would say that this type of connection is remarkably rare, amazing and terrifying.
I've learned to trust my intuition, my gut instinct, as they call it. The first time I saw him, he was tweeting and rambling about random things. I couldn't tell you why he caught my attention, because after 6 years on Twitter, not everyone does—but he did.
My instincts told me to stay away because he appeared—and of course, at the time, it was an assumption on my part—but he seemed to be very charming. And from what I could tell, women loved his wit. And yet, he intrigued me. Maybe it was the humorous-sarcasm in his tone or even his intellect.
I knew by reading his tweets; he loved his family. That in itself was a win-win for me. Nevertheless, I braved the opportunity and allowed him in my life.
It's been over a year now and since then I've come to know him well. Here's a man who fell into my lap by chance, literally. I took a risk not knowing what to expect.
He's a lot younger than I am, which is a big no-no in my rule book. He's not married and presumably—wants marriage, and kids. Two major life changers, for him—and 3 strikes, as I see it.
I've already experienced marriage and children. I'm at a point in my life where my path is going in a different direction than his and still, he fascinates me.
His sense of humor is over the top, his kind heart and love for God has completely won me over and did I mention his brain is uber intelligent? Qualities I find super-sexy in a man. He loves to eat, which makes me smile, and his quick-wit, what can I say, I can't get anything passed him—and being that sarcasm and quick wit is in my nature, I really like that. He gets it!
Even after a year we still question the connection; even laughing about it, at times. But he gets me and I get him—and although I know—and he knows— we can't have a future, letting go doesn't seem to be an option. I don't know what it is about him but whatever the magnetic force is, it sucks me in enough, to keep holding on.
Once in a lifetime you will meet someone who changes everything. Unfortunately for some, meeting the right person, at the wrong time, is a harsh reality.
So my wish for him is that he finds an amazing woman who will truly love him someday. Someone he can call wife and mother to his children. Because I can assure you, his wish for me, is equally selfless.
But until then, I will continue to have fun with the younger man in my life. Because I happen to think that age is just a number, life is ridiculously short and having fun is good for the soul!