Day 3 of The Single Woman’s 30-Day Blog Challenge.
Describe a moment or a day when being single was really awesome.
I’m not sure how to describe a single moment or day. Basically, any time I made plans or left the house without having to check with someone else, any time I invited someone over simply because I could and had nothing standing in the way (more when I was living on my own….but still 🙂 ), any time I threw something in the microwave to eat for dinner and didn’t have to worry about having something hot on the table for another person, any time I got pretty awesome sleep because I was in my bed all by my onesie, any time I considered flying halfway across the world to serve the Lord for a month and it wasn’t a problem for anyone but myself (post still forthcoming!), any time I was able to serve or stay longer at a function because I was my own ride home— those were the times that I was happy for my singleness. I know if I thought long and hard on this question, I might come up with some more meaningful answers, but right out of the box those are my best answers. As singles, we have the unique opportunity to GRASP opportunities in life, no matter how small/large, and run with them. Kinda like running with scissors, that might seem scary sometimes, but we are not alone in this. Our Father walks with us every step of the way, and that is something to be grateful for. Thank You, Jesus!
Day 2 of the Single Woman’s 30-Day Blog Challenge. This is basically an answer-questions-and-force-yourself-to-write challenge.
Describe a moment or a day when being single really sucked.
My specific day was simultaneously one of the happiest days I have yet experienced. Weird, huh? It was last week, October 23rd, when one of my dearest and closest friends in the world, Saralynn, got engaged to her boyfriend Daniel (click here to see a pic). I got to be directly involved in the placing of certain clues around Saralynn’s apartment for her to come home to that would lead her to the proposal spot, and Daniel asked me to come take pics the evening of, so it was a great opportunity. I am no photographer extraordinaire, but I do enjoy little photo sessions and photo editing–and of course, I enjoy being there when one of my best friends gets engaged! I took some video clips too and watching them lovingly gaze into each other’s eyes as Daniel told his side of the story is a great memory. I know God will bless their marriage and Lord willing, I will get to witness that as it unfolds over the years. 🙂
Of course, the flip side of that is that Satan was hardcore reminding me of my singleness that evening…or rather, the few days after as I was editing the videos and photos. I was looking at two people very much in love and wondering, Will I ever get to experience that? Will God ever grant me someone to love and receive love from? Will I know what it feels like to be held so tenderly and kissed so sweetly? Sometimes it feels like a faraway dream–like I’m stuck in this single life rut and will be for eternity. But I don’t want to feel that way! My singleness is not a sickness. It’s not something I must begrudgingly endure for the coming years. I can do so much with my singleness and God can use me abundantly with that extra “free time” that I wouldn’t have if I were tied down in a relationship. I just need to remember that and look for ways to revel in that role. Because for now, and perhaps for the rest of my life on this earth (God knows), it’s what He’s given me. And that’s okay. 🙂