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A Valentine's Day Ending I Never Expected
The true story of our first Valentine's Day & an ending I never saw coming.
It was Valentine’s Day.
We sat on my small, tan microfiber loveseat in my sparsely decorated apartment. The night had been perfect. Dinner at our favorite local restaurant. A bouquet of flowers along with gifts of chocolates and a stuffed animal. My heart swelled in anticipation of how I dreamed the night would end.
A Change in Relationship Status
I knew six months wasn’t very long, but for a girl in her senior year of college in a town where most of my friends were engaged by now, I felt the clock ticking. At the perfect moment, just when I thought it wouldn’t happen, he would release my hand to retrieve one more gift from his pocket. He would slip from the sofa down on one knee and take both of my hands in his, staring into my eyes and asking me to be his forever. I could barely contain myself as the clock continued to tick.
Minutes passed and then an hour. It was getting late.
Then it happened.
He let go of my hand and turned to face me. Here it was…the moment I’d been dreaming of since I was a little girl…
Read the rest of the story over at Grit & Grace where it was originally published.
Friend, do you have a Valentine’s story? Maybe it ended like a fairytale. Maybe it broke your heart. I’d love to hear your stories. Drop them in the comments.
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A Little Something Extra…
Each week, I like to share a little something extra, something I’ve found fun or helpful. It might be a post, book, podcast, tv show, movie, song, Bible verse…or something else I think you’ll enjoy.
A World Gone Mad
Do you ever feel like the world’s gone crazy?
If you spend a little too long on social media, any major news outlet or simply surfing the internet, you probably find yourself feeling anxious. I mean let’s be honest. We’re fed so much information, most of which is troubling, and our brains weren’t created to absorb it all. It can leave us feeling worried, sad, depressed, and hopeless.
So where can we turn when the world seems to be turning upside down?
This week, I’m sharing a new podcast with you called, World Gone Mad. This limited 5-week podcast hits on topics like hope, identity, endurance, submission, and integrity.
I was honored to be a guest on this week’s episode. We dive into identity, how God sees us vs. how we see ourselves. We talk about labels vs. names and I share a part of my story. Click on the image above to watch it on YouTube. It’s also available on Google, Spotify & Apple Podcasts. I honestly think you’ll find these episodes encouraging & hope-filled.
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