So I saw the movie Enchanted last night while taking a brief respite from my studying and it really made me think. We as women, especially single women, are bombarded by popular culture with the image of the perfect fairy tale relationship. We look for this prince, a knight in shining armor, someone to save us from the dire straits of our singleness. I can truly appreciate this, especially being divorced and feeling at one point like I may never be loved again. It's scary to think about spending life alone and not having your dreams fulfilled. I spend a lot of time wondering why it seems that everyone else is married and I can't even meet a nice guy to spend time with. However, as my faith in Christ grows and I turn back towards Him, I really feel less urgency to just get married. Rather, I want to find the right man, one who helps me grow in my relationship with Christ and one that I can help grow in his. Someone said to me shortly after my ex left that God allowed this to happen because He wanted to be first in my life. At the time, it was really difficult for me to see that, but given time, space, and a renewed faith, I really can see the truth in that. What chance does a marriage have to grow and strengthen if Christ isn't a part of it? What really got me to thinking today was this article on Boundless. Maybe if single women can change their perspective on being single, that's it's not necessarily a bad thing, we'll be more apt to find the right person that God's set out for us. This really gives me peace in my heart and great hope as well! I hope all of your Easter celebrations have been as lovely as mine has and as blessed!!
On a random note, Crazy Aunt Purl has inspired me to smoothies! Yum! Check out the fabulous fruit!! Too bad all the pineapple is already gone! I love fresh pineapple and couldn't resist!