|Brenda and Mario - 03/07/15|
Spring wedding season is beginning in Georgia. I just attended the wedding of one of my best friends in Charleston SC. It was a lovely wedding with all the trimmings…beautiful wedding dress, fabulous tabletop décor, and a stunning location overlooking the beach and Atlantic Ocean.
During her father’s toast to the happy couple, he mentioned that he had asked Brenda to take her time and wait for the “right one”. Dad also mentioned that he never imagined that would mean walking his 55 year old daughter down the aisle when he was 82 years old…
Brenda did wait for the “right one”; she did not settled for less than the absolute best match. Single friends may be wondering, “Will it ever be my turn?” “Will I ever meet the One?” I’ve been in your shoes and I can say without a doubt, yes you will!
“When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.” ~ Lolly Daskal
It may feel like torture to attend one more wedding, buy one more bridesmaid dress, or spend one more year alone–but your time will come. Until then? Meet as many new people as you can. Make that your goal this spring. Try out a new meetup group–give online dating a try–attend more parties–whatever ways you can find to meet more people. Most couples I know met their “right one” through a mutual friend (don’t be opposed to blind dates); or they met through a website like Christian Singles or Match.com.
“Only I can change my life. No one else can do it for me.” - Carol Burnett
Being single can feel never-ending, but it doesn’t have to last forever. Use this time to examine areas of your life that need a change, get out of your comfort zone; start now preparing yourself for marriage. If you want to make a change in your life, you have to be the one that provides the energy, takes the steps, and draws a line in the sand that says you’re not going back to your old comfort zone again.
“My advice for girls who are waiting for their Prince Charming is to be open for anything. Be open to new experiences, be open to the idea that it may take longer than you planned, but if you're open to meeting new people and new adventures, then the right love will come along.” - Lily Collins
You are worth it: Don’t settle for less than the absolute best!
Lori in Atlanta