Rekindling a flame

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”  – Eleanor Roosevelt

I’ve driven friends out of my life and have invited new friends into my life. One choice cost me the greatest friend I had. Someone who was more than a friend. This relationship was the foundation of my world. He brought laughter, joy, love, and adventure to my life. As Eleanor said, it is “true friends” who will “leave footprints” that never fade. This person was a true friend who made a permanent mark on my heart. This person wasn’t a ghost who floated in and out of my life, but instead, he was an angel who watched over me. He showered me with more love than I deserved at times. He pushed me to reach my potential despite my stubborn bouts of refusal. He wanted the best for me even though I often didn’t see it that way at the time.

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I thought my decision, to end our relationship, cost me this person forever. But, to my surprise, he walked back into my life like a bright, burning flame. Now everything I felt for him is resurfacing. His return proves that we cannot live without being a part of each other’s lives. We could easily go on living our own separate lives, achieving our own successes, and making our own mistakes. However, the best we can add to each other makes me believe we belong in each other’s lives, even it’s complicated at first. I’d much rather take time to sort through these convoluted emotions than suffer the loss of him.

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