This I Believe

Tonya - Moore, Oklahoma
Entered on February 4, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe that everyone has more than one kind of soul mate. Entering the fifth grade at a new school was terrifying, until I decided to take matters into my own hands. I saw a girl standing at my bus stop and decided to make her my friend. This may sound harsh, but after innocently stalking her for two weeks, she instantly became my friend. Since I don’t have a sister she fills that void and we became inseparable, even to this day. Our friendship has been one of the best things that have ever happen to me. I have found someone that completes me on so many levels.

My definition of a soul mate is someone you can laugh, cry, fight, love and speak to without even saying a work, a kind of unspoken cosmic friendship that words can explain. I have always said that we are on the same wave length, like I could be thinking about that person and then my phone rings. A person I will be with for the rest of my life, sharing the roller coaster called life. I believe God gives two soul mates, one is a in the form of a friend and the other is a spouse. I have been blessed to have both in my life, but it hasn’t always been like that.

I always new that my best friend was my soul mate right from the start, but I was missing the other soul mate that I was destine to have. Growing up I was always insecure and relied on others to make me happy. In return I didn’t have many boyfriends and after high school, I had to do a lot of soul searching in myself to realize that if I didn’t love myself how, could anyone else. I prayed and prayed for God to send me my other soul mate, but I began to get restless. It wasn’t until I stopped thinking about it and naturally met my husband. I had met someone who truly accepted all of me and loved me as much as I loved him, just like my best friend. My husband reminds me of a male version of my best friend. I truly believe that Gods gives everyone two soul mates, one is in the form of friendship, and the other being a husband or wife. With this belief having the two soul mates keeps my life in balance when life throws its curve balls, they are my rocks.