Whoever said that true love is a smooth road traveled, has never experienced true love in their life! When you truly love someone, you learn to accept all of their ways of being and every obstacle they experience in life, you make a choice to live and experience with them as well. There was a time in my life where my husband had a huge bridge to cross. I had to make a decision for myself as to how much I loved this man, and if this situation was something I wanted to deal with and live with.
Donald and I met at a very young age, as teenagers in 1994. Our feelings and emotions drew us close together. It was like the best high I can get without breaking any laws. At the time, I could not say it was love while entrenched in it; it was more like a strong, instinctive attraction. Love can make you feel crazy at times. It was very physical, but also calm, comforting, and mental. We did not want to be apart and could not live without each other. Being apart made us sick!! We loved each other very much.
Throughout the years, Donald and I as individuals grew together, apart, and back together again. During our break ups, there were other relationships. These other relationships, I think helped make our relationship stronger. They taught us how to appreciate, respect, trust, and honor each other. Our relationship had trying times, but our love for each other never died. We withstood many obstacles in the past and always overcame them, but I believe this was by far, the most difficult situation I had to overcome. This would be the one to determine our love for each other and relationship forever. A path that can only be described as true love is put to the test.
In February 2004, Donald and I decided to give our relationship one more go round after a short breakup. Our relationship was rekindling with our daughter already in the picture. Both of us had to break things off with other people to be together. We decided he come move in with me and the baby. For the first three months, everything was great. We went on a cruise to the Caribbean and that was when I found out I was pregnant again. We were going to be parents again. The news spread throughout the family and everyone was excited.
As Donald and I are at a doctor’s appointment, sitting in the waiting room, my cell phone rings. I do not recognize the number, but I answered anyway. On the other end, it was Julie, Donald’s ex-girlfriend. I had met this girl before and had suspicions about their “friendship”. When Donald and I would meet to exchange our daughter, there were times they were together. I always asked him if that was his girlfriend and he would say NO, she is just a friend. I knew he was lying. But at the same time, I had my own boyfriend while this was going on, and for some reason he lied about it. I was more pissed off that this girl had the nerve to call my phone. She insisted she talk to Donald. He overheard the conversation and took the phone. I can tell by the look on his face...