When the relationship feels comfortable. When there is peace. When I feel confirmation from the Holy Spirit that I can believe the words that come out of his mouth. I have been sweet talked and pursued before, but this time it will be different.
We’ll have similar beliefs. Similar passions for honoring and seeking God in our present and our futures. He’ll understand my pain because he will have lived through his own. He’ll be tender and understanding. He’ll love my smile, understand my tears, and appreciate my heart. He’ll look for hobbies we can enjoy together. He’ll want to know and love my kids.
He’ll be intentional, but not pushy. He’ll encourage me to follow my peace and convictions. We’ll study and worship together.
He’ll be clear about his plans and want me in them. He’ll be generous with his time, money, and attention. He’ll be a giver.
He’ll have nothing to hide from me. We’ll both be open books. We’ll share our struggles and lessons learned. Our friendship will be our foundation. Oh, how sweet that will be.
I’ve shared before that I’m not a fan of dating. It’s so hard, especially with kids watching. But, this relationship? I’ll be a fan. And, it will be fun.
I trust that God is leading and, if it ends, I will still know that He is leading and be proud and much more aware of the courage it takes to put our true selves out there…