Finally participating in 5 Minute Friday again. The rules are: write for 5 minutes. No over-thinking; no over-editing. This week’s prompt is:
“Oh, he’s married, so he’s off the table”, I joked at a restaurant with some friends.
“Man, you just make it so hard to set you up”, a friend joked back.
“No, no. Single. Loves Jesus. That’s not hard, right?” I responded.
After thinking for a moment, we both said, “yeah, yeah it is”, and then laughed.
The truth is, maybe I’m looking for a little more than just “Single & Loves Jesus”, though that’s pretty much where to start.
But, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a list.
But that list is somewhere in the middle of 2 & a million traits (closer to 2 than a million, you’ll be happy to know).
Over the years, I’ve come to realize that people have to be realistic about what they’re looking for.
Our desired traits have to be a middle ground between “Breathing” & “Prince Charming”; our relationship expectations a middle ground between “hell on earth” & “perfect fairy tale”.
So, what’s on my list? I’ll share the gist:
You know, the important things. Beyond this, I have complete faith my Abba knows what I need/the relationship I’ve been praying for.
Did you have a “list”? If so, did your significant other match or exceed (or not quite)? Any encouragement as I continue to be patient in the waiting? Can’t wait to hear from you.