Everything Happens For a Reason

Kaitlin - Preston, Iowa
Entered on December 18, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: setbacks

I believe everything happens for a reason.

When I was a freshman in high school I began dating Jordan. I went to a different school than him, but our schools were only five minutes away from each other and our schools shared classes. Therefore, I would see him everyday and had some classes with him.

I began spending numerous amount of time with him. All of a sudden, I had become very distant from my friends due to the amount of time I spent with my boyfriend Jordan. I would then usually just hang out with him and his friends.

Family events then became something that we attended together. He soon was looked at as part of my family. My parents treated him as if he was their own son. I was also looked at and treated the same way by his family.

However, our relationship was probably not one of the healthiest. We went through many fights, arguments, and break-ups. I did not like this about our relationship, but I loved him, and I felt as if these were things that I just had to deal with. After all of these things, we would always forgive each other because we cared and loved each other.

The summer going into my senior year Jordan and I had been dating for almost three years. I thought everything was going great. Well, to my surprise I was wrong. One night, out of the blue, he told me he did not want to be with me anymore. I was so hurt, but at the same time I thought to myself, “This has happened so many times before and we always end up back together.”

It has now been five months since that has happened, and we are not together. The break-up was extremely hard for me, and I felt as if the world was coming to an end. I was miserable the whole summer and thought the pain would never go away. Well, as time went on the pain did gradually fade. The world did not come to an end, and the pain has gone away some, and will eventually go away more with the passing of time.

At the time our breakup was the worst thing that could ever happen to me, but I have came to the conclusion that this happened to me for a reason. I believe this experience has made me a much stronger person. Not only has it done that, but it has also made me realize that we were not meant to be together. Everything happens for a reason, and if I was meant to be with him it would work itself out.

Things happen in life and at the time that they happen people may wonder, “Why is this happening to me?” It may take some time, but I am sure later on people will realize that it did happen for a reason.