True and Unwavering

In one of my previous stories about learning something from a first love, I mentioned the ex in question.  He is the most amazing man and, for the first time in my life, I experienced the ultimate love.  I truly believe that will never fade.  It's been 7 years since we were together and I still feel as strongly as I did back then, if not more so. 

He knows how I feel and he loves me, as well...in his own way.  He had been deeply hurt before he and I ever started dating.  As a result of that, he became a loner who was accustomed to (and content with) being alone most of the time.  I can relate to that, so I do not hold it against him. 

As I mentioned in the other story, he and I are still good friends.   We don't see one another as often as we once did, but we still hang out and do things together.  Since he knows how I feel and is still comfortable being around me, and since I can now go around him without looking at him "that way" or feeling that old familiar tug in my heart every time, we are able to maintain our friendship.  We've both moved past the past...and although I do still love him with all of my heart, friendship's enough for me.  To have him in my life as a friend is one of the greatest gifts ever.
RaraAvis RaraAvis
31-35, F
1 Response May 10, 2007

I really admire the strength it must take to be able to be around him and maintain a friendship. I care very deeply about my past loves, but the wounds are still new and im having a little trouble being a good friend with an unbiased heart and mind.