*Today Matthew is continuing with Chapter 2 of An Uncommon Love: A True-Life Love Story. You can read Chapter 1: If He Was the Last Man on Earth HERE, if you missed it.
Where Is She? Searching for My Forever Girl
Where is She?
I’m not ashamed to admit it. I spent my whole life searching for the genuine article . . . seeking the authenticity, safety, and communion with the woman who would share my world. Most men won’t admit it but we’re all longing for our Forever Girl.
But in my case, she never showed up.
25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 . . .
Will I ever find her? Does “She” even exist?
“It is not good for a man to be alone.”
That much I knew very well. Being a single Christian man in this world is a struggle, to say the least.
The Word says, It’s better to marry than to burn, so, where is she?
I’ve searched for you in every room, at every Church service, through every crowd, down every busy street, in the checkout line at every store. Where are you?
I was certain I would recognize her, instantly, if I could just get one short glimpse, just one moment when our eyes met.
Even so, I never stopped believing she was out there, somewhere.
So, I prayed.
But as the years passed, the cold reality that she might never show began to creep into my anxious thoughts. Really God? You want me to be single? It’s discouraging, people.
Not that I hadn’t tried, here and there, being set up by friends. But, I didn’t want that.
I’m a one-woman-man . . . I only wanted “her” not everyone else.
Match-Maker, Make Me A Match
Then, one day, my assistant, Linda, came into my office holding something.
Our eyes met. Clearly, this wasn’t about publishing.
“I’ve been thinking about you. I have this friend I’ve known for a long time. She’s blonde, beautiful, smart. She lives in L.A. but I was just wondering if you might be willing to meet her sometime, if she’s ever up this way . . . oh, and, here’s a picture.”
Linda said nothing as I savored the image of this beautiful young woman. But, cynicism had done its work and I couldn’t bring myself to believe in possibilities…..
Continue reading Chapter 2 of An Uncommon Love Story over at MatthewLJacobson!
*You can read Chapter 1: If He Was the Last Man on Earth HERE
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