Sunday, November 28, 2010

I believe in happy endings

I love love. I realize this as I sit here avoiding writing my paper by reading wedding blogs, watching "Say Yes to the Dress", facebook stalking my recently engaged friends, and dreaming about my perfect wedding one day (okay, the last one was a joke). But really, what girl doesn't dream about that day when her very own prince charming will come in and sweep her off her feet?
I am cheesy.
And a hopeless romantic.
And I do believe in a happily ever after. (what's the saying? something about being able to thank Disney for that...?)
Don't judge me. I'm a girl.
At the same time though, I feel like we, as girls, get so caught up in the whole "this is the way life has to be" idea that we lose sight of what is really important. Yet, I feel like it is almost equally as easy to fall into the trap of "God has someone special picked out for everyone but me" idea too. He will bring someone totally perfect at the perfect time. What is really important though, is God getting glory. No matter the circumstances. And that is what He will do. He will use our lives to bring Him glory, with or without a husband now or in the future.
Now don't get me wrong, I am not a totally disillusioned college girl. I know love and marriage are work. And it's hard. I've seen it. I've seen broken relationships and families. I never said it anything about it would be easy, however, I know that there comes a time when it is worth it. That is what I'm waiting for. A time when, with God at the center, it is worth it.

My friend Becca posted this on her blog and I l.o.v.e. it.
"when christ overtakes a woman’s life and transforms her from the inside out, she becomes truly feminine - a picture of elegance, grace, and loveliness blended with sacrificial selfless devotion to her king. she becomes a true lady, carrying herself with poise and confidence, yet deflecting all attention away from herself and toward jesus christ. she is enchantingly mysterious, holding her inner life sacred and guarding her heart with quiet tenacity. noble, breathtaking, captivating, christ-centered femininity is truly a sight to behold. it’s a beauty that does not draw attention to the woman, but to jesus christ. it’s a radiance that is not dependent upon age, circumstances, or physical enhancements. it’s a loveliness that flows from deep within-the refreshing beauty of heaven, of a life transformed from the inside out by jesus christ." -leslie ludy

So let's be optimistic and happy. Knowing that nothing and no one will satisfy like Jesus, but remembering, we all have a story to tell; it began with "Once upon a time" and will end with "happily ever after." Because life is busy and unpredictable and crazy and confusing and chaotic and fun. Because life is good. Never forget it. Life is so good.


And I looooove this blog. So much love!

One more. Maybe my fav pic of all time.

Love love!

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