Sometimes life happens. Life is messy, confusing, and downright obnoxious sometimes. But in the midst of all of the crap that goes on, there is happiness. There is joy.
Now, I'm going to tell you some of the details of why my day was so good. You have to pinkie promise you won't make fun of me.
...... okay, here it goes, I read an LDS Romance Novel yesterday. It was sooooooooooo good. It was different though. Not in the sense that it didn't follow the LDS Romance Novel Equation (I'll explain this in a minute), it's just I saw things from a different perspective. I wanted things to work out how they really work out in life. And then I realized that even though my life is far from predictable, I can and will have that happily ever after I'm searching for.
So the LDS Romance Novel Equation goes a little something like this (and they are all like this. maybe that's why I like them so much....) - The girl has had something crappy happen to her. It's usually something along the lines of a bad break-up... - She meets this utterly attractive man while she is at her worst. - They have a spark of connection, but both go their separate ways thinking they will never meet again. - They meet again. - They start to date and fall in love. Everything is going perfect until... - The issue arises. It's usually something stupid, but in the whole scheme of things it really matters. - They resolve the issue. - They get married. In the temple, of course. And that's it. That's the end. They are all like this. Predictable and happy.
Now, my dear friends that read this, I don't want ya'll going off thinking that I've met the man of my dreams and we've had that connection... because I haven't. I'm not even close to that point yet. But I want to just aim this post at those girls (or boys for that matter) that have been in, are in, or are about to be in that same boat I've been in the last few weeks. It's the boat of jealousy. Spring is coming and everyone is falling in love or is in love. (Here's the part where you're probably thinking, "Yeah, everyone except me.") Don't worry. Our time will come. When it does come, it's going to be fantastic. Just keep on keepin' on. Do what you should, the Lord will provide. (Sometimes he even provides you with an LDS Romance Novel to keep you going because you really need it, He knows you and your situations perfectly. Trust.) President Dieter F. Uchtdorf put it best in his talk Your Happily Ever After. If you haven't heard or read this talk, I strongly urge you to do it. If you have read or heard it already, read it again.
I'm not one for long blog posts without pictures, but I felt like this one was needed. If you read all the way to here, you're the best! (and I really mean it)