The twang and the electric sound of the country music hits my ears as I walked into the night club. I was by myself, going to meet an old high school friend that invited me to come learn the West Coast Swing. I love to dance, so it was obvious I would say yes. (God knew that) What I didn’t know, is how much I was going to learn on this fine Saturday evening.
My friend paired me up with a male friend of hers so I would have a partner. As I walked on to the dance floor I assumed I would only be learning a new dance. But God knew, there was a part of my past that I had not settled with. I loosely took his hand, the music started I was in my element and I felt great!! As he spun me around…. There she was. The woman who so cunningly did her best to lure my past relationship away from me. The woman I knew, who I entertained in my home. A woman who played the game; took him for a while and then spit him back out. The woman who aided and abetted in breaking my heart into so many pieces that I thought I would never be able to put them back together. As our eyes locked, I froze. Everything stopped for that moment. But the beat goes on, as Nancy Sinatra would say. And so did I:)
Being that I am not a vengeful person, I never said anything to her 3 and half years ago, I just let it go. I said plenty to him, but that is another story:) And then I think, maybe I should have. But as I looked at her and watched her through the evening, I knew that I was so much better off. My life was rich in love, joy, peace…. I can wake up every morning with a smile, that is genuine. I’m happy with me:)
This dance lesson helped me put so many things into perspective. I realized I do not want to have the love I had for him with anyone else. I fell so deep in love with him, that I lost who I was which made the hurt even more painful. I will love again. I didn’t let it destroy me.
God has his ways of reaching us and helping us to the next step so we are open to more of his blessings. I had a very enjoyable evening. I met new people, and danced with a kick in my step knowing, I am on the right path.
I leave you with some words of wisdom from someone who has lived it:)
“Memories are good. But sometimes a memory is so powerful that we get stuck in it… frozen in a minute.” ~KG~
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