I was first stood up when I was 19. Twice. By the same guy. Yeah, even then I gave people the benefit of the doubt, maybe more than I should have. Much later, I was stood up again by a different guy. Another one asked me to dinner and a movie, but when the check arrived, he said he forgot his wallet — so I paid. (We didn’t go to the movie…) Another one showed up on his bike (bicycle, not motorcycle), so I drove…
I could go on and on. Some of those times I just should’ve said no thanks. But I have more wisdom now. And a lot of it will go into a romantic comedy I’m writing. And perhaps that’s my life’s genre: I’m a walking romantic comedy. Sigh.
Oh. Yeah. Then there was a guy in Shoney’s from a youth group I used to go to who said he was prophetic and that I would never get married. Sounds more like a curse to me.
Besides, God gave me a vision of the man I’ll marry — not who he would be exactly, but I just wish He’d let me in on what He’s doing, and tell him too, wherever he is. Because I really don’t want to stay on this planet longer than I have to (but I’m leaving that up to Him), and a little time with my soul mate would be nice.
I think I’ve had enough story material to last a lifetime. Well, if nothing else, I’ve had a few laughs later on, after seeing the absurdity of it all. And that’s just a hint at why I’d rather be single than with the wrong person.
Yes, someday, I’m off to Europe again, alone, with God. : ) He’s the perfect traveling Companion. And, along the way, maybe He’ll make everything clear. I’d like to think that He’s in the process of creating His own romantic comedy for me, the kind with a really, really good ending. : )
Oh soul mate, whoever you are and wherever you are! Will you wait for me, or will you settle for someone who’s not ordained for you? I’m not settling. So you better not either. ; ) (If you do, no problem. It’ll be your loss — not because I’m “better than,” but because God has a wonderful story for us to live out together. Still, even if you don’t wait, one of His specialties is redemption… He can redeem that loss for both of us, with other people. But I do truly hope you’ll wait. Because it just might be an awesome story to tell…