Love is blind. Love is long suffering, Love is good. Love means so many things to different people. You can encounter love anywhere, anytime and any day. You can't hurry love.
Let’s look at the case of Jack and Naomi Carter.
Naomi made the first move by writing Jack a letter. Soon after, the two began speaking on the phone. A few months later, Jack sent Naomi a package containing a wedding ring. Naomi said YES, and the two, now in their 70s quickly got married.
Why then did it take the two lovers so long to get married? The answer is LIFE. The two were high school sweethearts, but Naomi and her family moved to Arizona during her senior year. Jack drove to see her once, but Naomi's mom told Jack she was away, so Jack went back home. The mom's reason for wanting to keep them apart was well intentioned--she wanted her daughter to go to college and she knew that if the two got together, that probably wouldn't happen.
Naomi did go to college. She got married and had two children. Jack, meanwhile, remained a bachelor, though he is quick to point out that he was "with other ladies."
But, clearly, they never forgot each other. After Naomi became a widow, she found Jack online and, as the saying goes,better late than never.
Life turns out differently for us all. The journey to a destination is never a straight road. It is full of turns, ups and downs, hopeful and hopeless situations. Love and destiny are closely interwoven and we all should remember that our parents wish us well especially if where education is concerned. Naomi’s mother meant well. Naomi went to college, got married (not to Jack) and had children.
But did Naomi marry the love of her life? Opinions are bound to differ. But the two young loves are reunited in their old age and life is good for them.