The gift that I didn’t ask 

We went to the same school until 9th grade and were in the same class several times. He moved to another school, while I remained in the same school until graduation. We did not meet each other again until school reunion dinner in 2012. We exchanged contact number, but did not have any follow up conversations until 2 years later. 

I left US for good in 2014. Not long after I settled, he sent me a message because he wanted to refer a family to see me. He was a doctor working in the maternity hospital at that time. I am, on the other hand, a teacher/ counselor, you name it. 

Since that time, we began to chat, occasionally ate and watched movies together. Our conversation was mostly and strictly around his work, my work, and his plan for medical school. He sometimes asked whether I planned to go back to the States. I told him yes. Maybe I should not say anything, but the truth I did want to go back to the States at some point. 

I was busy doing my thing, while he was busy preparing for his advanced medical degree, up to the point we didn’t talk again. I kept telling myself if I could see him again 2 years after that reunion dinner, I perhaps could see him again once he is done with his medical school. On another note, I want him to get that degree and practice as an ob/gyn, so it’s better to not bother him while I am not sure with myself. If we are meant to each other, we shall meet again regardless the distance between us. I was told if you really love someone, you should be able to set that person free to achieve whatever he/she wants to achieve. That person will come back to you or vice versa.