Peter never knew if their paths would ever cross again. It was a difficult decision but it was one that he and Grace had to make simply because it was the wrong time.
I heard that the right person at the wrong time is still the wrong person. I guess it really does hold true for these two as they had to learn to simply accept that they could not cheat both time and themselves.
And so Peter had to say goodbye and Grace had to wait. And their careers had to take centerstage for the meantime. With no promises of waiting, both had to live their own lives and pursue their respective careers.
It is said that time heals all wounds.
But for this couple, it only prepared them for what was to come.
Years passed and their passed crossed again. Both were already emotionally mature and ready to trust again. The broken-hearted boy was now a man in pursuit and the forlorn girl was now a woman.
Instead of promises, this time prayers held their newfound relationship together. An unwavering trust in the Almighty and His timing proved to be worth it in every way. It is through the breakup that both found strength and dependence on Providence and it was through waiting that they found joy in the return to each others’ arms.
Peter quotes a promise in the Bible in the book of Philippians where it says, “…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…” It is their love overture for the symphony they have found themselves in.
For some people, they fall in love, get engaged, get married and start with their happily ever after.
For Peter and Grace, they had to wait a little. And for them, it made all the difference.