I have been single for 7 years before I met my Boyfriend. There were different stages of my singlehood. The first stage was the feeling of freedom. It was the time when I felt I had all the time in my hands, I could do what I want when I wanted. The next stage was wanting to belong. It was the phase when I really wanted to be with someone. I had crush on some men who, luckily, didn't like me back. The next stage was depression. It was the point where I felt really sad that I couldn't find a man that would sweep me off my feet. I got to the point where I almost believed I'd be single forever. And then, the final stage - praying. On the 7th year of my single life, I started attending a Christian church that was introduced to me by a friend. That was the point where I sincerely prayed to God for the right man to come into my life. When I started praying, that was when I realized that all along, for 7 years, I was enjoying, searching and waiting but I was not praying! True enough, I witnessed how faithful God is to his promises. After just a few months of attending the said church and praying for the right man, I met HIM. The guy that swept me off my feet.
So, why do I not show him in my videos and in the pictures I post? SIMPLE. Because I believe he is a treasure, a gift I received from God. And what do you do with something that is THAT valuable? You protect it. You do not show it off for it to be robbed or be damaged. Rather, you store it and put it where it is least susceptible to harm. That is how I am protecting my Boyfriend from the internet.
You see those comments? I haven't even shown him yet he's getting all this hate from people that haven't met him or seen him in person. My BOYFRIEND does not deserve such words, insult and hate. He is a fine man, I am telling you. Everytime I look at him, I can't help but thank God that he let me meet this amazing man.
Sure, I do have a lot of loving, kind and supportive followers. But then again, this is the internet. There are random viewers, and most definitely, haters and bashers. When these random viewers see any of my videos, they are not able to follow the story. They do not know how much I prayed for this man or how long I waited. Or how long he waited back for me. I waited 7 years for him. He waited 6 years for me. All those years, we were both single. Not dating nor attached with anyone. We were single, both trying to find ourselves, improve ourselves so in the end, we could find one another. I consider our love story so unique and so special.
When these random people on the internet see him, all they would notice are the shallow things shallow people notice. Because they are not my followers and they do not know my story, they would never know these:
1.) He is a Christian.
3.) He loves his Family.
3.) He is Responsible and Hard-working.
4.) He is Patient and Kind.
5.) He is Sweet and Caring.
6.) He is Loyal and Loving.
7.) He is Polite to Elders and Kind to animals.
8.) He does not smoke cigarette or drink alcohol.
9.) He is Smart and has lots of skills.
10.) He Respects me and is Proud of me.
11.) He Makes me Happy.
12.) He LOVES me.
Admit it, these are traits that are too good to be true. But trust me, my Boyfriend got all these. I want to value our relationship, I want it to be sacred and far from from the scrutinizing eyes of random viewers.
I have been on the internet for 5 years and I know how painful some comments could get. I want to protect my Boyfriend from getting mean comments. I want to save him from heartache of reading comments from people he doesn't know and people who don't know him. Just because I am on the internet doesn't mean people around me want to be exposed, too. Some people enjoy attention while some enjoy quietness and privacy. My Boyfriend is the latter type of person.
But that doesn't mean I am ashamed of him or that I am not proud of him. I couldn't be more grateful that God allowed us to meet one another. And I couldn't be more proud of him. I am so proud of all the things he does, things he can do and the things that he is learning to do. He doesn't limit himself and doesn't stop learning. He is a man of sense but most definitely has sense of humor. He makes me happy and most importantly, he makes me feel loved.
Now tell me, if you got something this great, would you ever allow the internet to damage something amazing just for a few minutes of internet fame (for him) and entertainment (for them)? I don't think you would. That's why I am not.
And this is the reason why I do not show him in my posts. I want him to be able to go around and about without people disturbing him. I don't want him to go home from a really good day and go on his phone to check some comments on my Youtube videos just to see some really nasty ones. I want him to have peace and tranquility. I want to respect him the same way he is respecting me.
"Someday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else."
For 7 years, I kept on wondering why I couldn't find a man. Now, everything makes sense. God made me wait, God made us both wait, so all the roads we travel would take us to one another. For this, I will never, ever let any mean YouTube comment or nasty social network opinion destroy this magic that we found.
I thank my loyal followers for all the love and support! I saw how happy you were all for me when I announced that I finally have a Boyfriend. I also saw the sincere understanding when I told you I don't want to show his face in any of my posts. You give us so much love! I hope you stay with us as we go about our journey!
Thank you so much! Stay happy and in love, everyone!