He never loved that way before.
Not a moment passed by that he never wished to be the man whom she gives her sweetest smiles and her loving words.
Not a second passed by that he never tried to think about anything else he could have done to win her heart and her love.
Not a minute passed by that he never thought of reasons why she never chose him.
Not an hour passed by that his heart did not cry seeing her so happy with him.
Not a day passed by that he never wishes her to love him back.
After more than a year, he is now at this point at last. All the pain, hurt, bitterness, regrets, anger, and hate brought him down to his knees. He was at his breaking point. No more tears came out of his downcast eyes. No more words came out of his mouth. It is as if he already lost all the pieces of his heart. At that point in time, he closed his eyes. He tried to feel all of it. He tried to recall everything and feel the pain one last time. As his knees hit the ground, he heard a sweet, little voice inside his head.
“Give all the pieces back to Me.”
In that highly emotional night, he chose to listen to that voice. He chose to gather all those pieces, broken as they may be, and willingly gave it to Him. Surrendering those pieces, he knows, is a tough and continuous process. But surely, he chose to trust the One who told him to do it.
It has been weeks since he gave all the pieces back to Him. Yes, he still feels some of the shards of the broken heart he surrendered. Yet as the day passes him by, pain and hurt fades continuously. He still feels a little bit of sting whenever he sees her with him. But his confidence lies on the One who told him to give his heart back to where it really belongs in the first place. And that One’s love for him has caught him off-guard. That One’s love for him is slowly kicking out all the pain and hurt in his heart.
Not a moment, second, minute, hour, day, week, month, or year passed by that He never loved him. That love conquered his heart. That love strengthened his heart. That love made everything for him. That love gave him the strength to trust the process. That love made him realize that there is no other love better than that love.
That love captivated his heart.
That love overwhelmed his mind.
That love that sees all the depths of his heart was constant.
That love made him choose to be happy for her.
And he has never been happier before.