I am so excited to introduce Charles, today! How we met is a pretty strange but unexpected way of meeting someone, which is why I am happy to share with you all that you never know who you’ll meet or how. Love just has a funny way of bumping into each other. They say the best love stories are the ones that are least is expected. They are and let me tell you how. My husband and his family had moved in with us because he was homeless. At the time my mother and his family were very close friends and we had space for them. Now, I knew him from word of mouth but he was younger than me and I had already had my eyes on a guy at the time and didn’t care nor pay attention to who he was. I just knew a family was in need and we were there to help. As time passed we connected at some point. I know it sounds cheesy, but when we finally had a one on one conversation I swear I felt something in my heart. Like this strong connection. The way he was so full of love and his mannerism was everything. To remind y’all we are 3 years apart ok, do the math haha. Something in my head said, just go for it.
And, I’m so glad I did.
See, I was already in the game. I was testing the waters with this man though. I didn’t dive in head first because I didn’t know what I was setting myself up for due to the age difference. I just knew that in my heart we needed each other for guidance and love that we didn’t get from anywhere else. He had pain in his eyes and I wanted to be his gateway from all the battles he was fighting. I wanted to be his sanctuary. His best friend. His soulmate. I was just over seeing such a sweet soul hearted person give up before his journey even began for him. I remember going to stores and picking up toiletries, boxers, t-shirts and just his all time favorite snacks.. He loved Oreos and Doritos. God really placed us together for a reason. He loved my girls like they were his own and took them under his wing not only to act as a father but a friend. As time passed wherever you seen him you seen US. It was as simple as that. God had a weird way of showing me who was meant for me and to put the pieces of my heart back together. I had often found myself looking for that finish product in a man which a lot of us women tend to do. It’s not about what you don’t see in a person at that exact moment, or the lack of what the presence brings but the purity of intentions. He was perfectly simple. A true gentlemen. Humble. God fearing. A good man with much wisdom. I had gave up on love and didn’t think that a genuine connection between man and women existed.. but I was wrong. And yet, here we are three years later!!
Let me know in the comments how you and your spouse met!