Oh this world we live in full of social media things pop up in our newsfeed…and sometimes it’s awesome, sometimes it’s sad, and sometimes it STINGS. Engagements are usually the later. Heck sometimes it’s people I haven’t even talked to in YEARS…or EVER…but yet it still STINGS…just the pure reminder that they have found their one true love and will be headed to the church and your still single…and still alone…and still waiting for your one true love. (Was that a cliche enough sentence? I think I have been watching too many Disney movies)
I had the worst of all stings last May. My sister got engaged…and I honestly didn’t take it very well. I found out she was going to get engaged on a cruise…that his parents also invited themselves on…and I was angry that they got to be there and my mom and I were left out. I cried for a week about being left out of it…really looking back it sounds ridiculous but it’s how I felt.
All these engagements that pop up just make me feel more and more left-out of peoples lives. You see the more people that get engaged and married the more friends I seem to lose. They say it’s not healthy to only have your husband as a friend and you need married friends, and unmarried friends…but in my life I don’t have any of that…and I don’t see any of that happening. All I see is people getting married and then never seeing that person ever again. And I guess I’ll never understand why married people don’t attend events. You still need to socialize and learn about things even after marriage.
In the end everything has turned out okay for my sisters wedding. We’re in the homestretch and less than 2 months away now and have avoided many bridezilla moments. I know way more about wedding planning that I think my wedding will be super simple and easy to plan and I finally get to be a in a wedding as a bridesmaid (well maid of honor) that i’ve wanted to happen since I was about 10.
I guess a lot of things I will never understand until I am one day engaged and married..but until then all I can do is pray for my engaged friends, guide them to not become bridezillas (I feel like an expert wedding planner now), and pray for my future husband.
See you next week…our topic is Chastity: A Choice!