Not Settling for Less Than Someday

SomedayThose of you who follow my personal Twitter page know that my email inbox has long been a thing of abject horror and dread for me, based on my inability to properly keep up with it (and also my desperate need for a personal assistant who will work for smiles.) Well, last night, with the help of Pandora and my hilarious Twitter friends cheering me on, I FINALLY dove headfirst into my inbox and managed to get my unread email count down to ZERO. Score one for productivity!

It’s amazing, though, the revelation and inspiration that can come from sorting through emails you haven’t read in months or more. Emails you forgot about. Correspondence with people who may no longer be in your life (for example, Mr. E’s random text messages that he sent to my email inbox [WHAT?!] last year following the infamous Facebook poke were in there. The rest of that story coming soon.) Emails that make you smile and emails that make you sad. And then emails that remind you of just how much God is in control of the big picture, even when we can only see one little corner of the painting.

You see, I found the series of emails that were sent and received several months ago as I was searching for a new apartment. Emails to various properties, emails from various property managers, a few Craigslist inquiries (mostly scams.) And as I sorted and read through these emails, I remember how frustrated I felt as I looked high and low for a new place to live. There were places that were too expensive, places that were too small, places that wouldn’t be ready on time…places that weren’t even real. There is (almost) nothing more exasperating than trying to find a place to live. (Except, perhaps…finding someone to love.) I can remember, though, in the midst of the search, feeling this feeling in my gut to keep looking. Keep praying. Keep hoping. Keep holding out for not just okay, or even better, but the best.

And it was in the midst of that endless search that I came across a rather unassuming little ad on Craigslist about the place I live now. So unassuming, I almost didn’t respond. It also said NO PETS, which could have completely discouraged me from responding, since everyone knows my cat Prince Hairy and I are like peas and carrots. But something in my gut told me to send the landlord an email. And the rest, as they say, is history. I came out to see the property with my parents later that very day and fell in love. It felt as though someone had wandered around inside my mind and then created what they saw. That’s how magical the ranch where I now live is. I found the place where my soul belongs. (The road to my house is featured in the picture at the top of this blog.)

And reading back through those emails, it’s easy to see how I could have so easily missed it…had I given up or grown frustrated or settled for something less out of fear or doubt or impatience.

I say all this to say all this: I know the wait for (fill in the blank) is frustrating, and tiresome, and sometimes feels hopeless and endless and like you’ve been forgotten. Like you’ll never quite find the place or the person that FITS. But you WILL. Someday. And no, I can’t answer when your “someday” is. I wish I could. But I do have faith that SOMEDAY is coming. For you, and for me.  I can’t tell you when what you’re waiting for will get here. But I do believe that it WILL get here.

And when it does…you will thank God that you didn’t settle for anything less.

What are YOU waiting for and hoping for and praying for? Comment below.

54 Responses to “ Not Settling for Less Than Someday ”

  1. DaGeneralPatton♑ (@dageneralpatton)
    January 9, 2015

    …Love. As always, thank you, Miss Mandy.

  2. crystal
    January 9, 2015

    I’m 4yrs single now,been in a relationship of 10yrs,have a child out of that relationship,unemployed,and I haven’t dated yet….my hopes and dreams that I’m waiting for is to sort myself out,get stable enough to provide for me and my son,and just find my happiness at the end,with a man who knows what a woman is worth…

  3. bev
    January 9, 2015

    Im so tired of being alone. I have so much love to give. I wanna share it with someone. Im 45 and just went thru a breakup after four months
    cuz he needed to.get his head straight and he was confused. Now im confused and hurt.

    • Catherine
      January 25, 2015

      Hang in there! I will pray for you, and know that someone is out there for you. Life can be tough but we have God and His Son Jesus by our side!

    • Brenda pearson
      February 18, 2015

      Thank you for being brave enough to post this. My situation is very similar and this has help me in ways I can’t even explain! Thank you!

  4. Candice
    January 9, 2015

    This blessed my soul. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. January 9, 2015

    I am praying God open the right doors for me & reveal my God given purpose. Happiness. Marriage, eventually. My life partner, someone who loves & desires Jesus & ME!

    Thank you for submitting to your calling. Your gift to articulate your thoughts through words is indescribable. Thank you. ~ Valerie V.

  6. Miss E
    January 9, 2015

    Waiting for a job……

  7. Patricia
    January 9, 2015

    Your phrase “…had I given up or grown frustrated or settled for something less out of fear or doubt or impatience.” really struck me, especially the word “impatience.” Because, that’s exactly what I’ve been feeling this week: impatient. Waiting for “him” to show up, I am becoming impatient. Getting to know a potential “him”, I feel impatient. (“Is he the one?” is the question that keeps floating in my head throughout our conversations.) My impatience is getting in the way of my enjoyment and appreciation.

  8. Patricia 2
    January 9, 2015

    ^ Patricia

    It’s very odd yet pleasant, that we both have the same name, and most probably going through the same thing, as we the same thoughts.

    And I don’t think it’s also a coincidence that I found this right after reading Mandy’s article;

    “Consider this : if you know you have to wait anyway, why not make a decision to enjoy your life while you’re waiting? Why not be happy while God is in the process of changing things? After all, there’s nothing we can really do to make things happen faster. We might as well relax and enjoy our lives, knowing that at the appointed time God will bring it to pass.

    See, you don’t have to struggle. “

  9. Cyndi
    January 9, 2015

    Yes. I absolutely believe this to be true. “And when it does…you will thank God that you didn’t settle for anything less.” At 40 some of those around me expect me to be discouraged (or desperate) as I wait for “him,” but I know that God’s plan is perfect and there’s no rushing Him!

  10. January 9, 2015

    This is my first time commenting, but not my first time reading and your words always bless me! They are so warm and real.
    I’m waiting (sometimes not so patiently) for God to move me from this season of stillness. I’m hoping for a fulfilled life, whether it be as I stand beside a loving husband or stand on my own two feet in the presence of my King. And I’m praying for direction in it all. There are so many things my heart desires, so many things I wish to see in this life. But I have learned that His wants for me are far more pleasing than the wants I harbor for myself.

  11. Patricia Rodriguez
    January 9, 2015

    Very interesting. This is so me. Can definitely relate. Yes, I like this!

  12. Annic
    January 9, 2015

    I followed your page in FB and remind me always on my self. Too difficult for me to wait my mr.ryt.. I am always alone looking for someone who really care for me nd love for the rest of my life. I am 31yrs old until now I did not find him. I am always broken hearted. Please help me through your wonderful quotes to open my mind and think and I am not alone in this world.

  13. Sue
    January 9, 2015

    I needed to read this so badly– especially today of all days. This morning I thought to myself “I’m not sure how much longer I can wait.” This post– those words– were the EXACT thing I needed, and on today of all days. Your words have filled me with such hope, and have helped me stay faithful and hopeful in the darkest of times. I’m so ready to be done waiting, but it isn’t up to me. I still have a path to follow and things I need to accomplish before my waiting is over. And on days like today, when I feel as though I just want to throw in the towel, your wonderful words are my inspiration. Thank you so very much!

    • Jasmine
      January 15, 2015

      I was thinking the same thing the other night. It just gets to the point where you do want to just make it happen…but you really can’t, or you’ll get into a regretful situation. I feel the same way because I know I still have some growth to do before that time comes. I’m being stretched right now and it’s the worst, I have to admit. I’m really hopeful that there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel and I’m glad that others are traveling a similar path.

  14. Tasha Martinez
    January 9, 2015

    My dream job wherever that may be. I pray and hope that it comes soon. Trying my hardest to have patience and praying to god he reminds me to stay patient and faithful not to give up on hope. Its been a rough 6 months but I know it’s coming sooner or later. I may not be where I want to be but I thank god I’m not where I used to be…..

    • Kathleen
      January 13, 2015

      I’m in the same spot too. I know how you feel. Sometimes I feel like there’s a target in my back and the universe is out to get me. I try to remind myself that it doesn’t matter what the universe is doing, it’s matters what my God is doing. He has to be up to something with this season of waiting.
      Prayers for you, my fellow job search sister. I hope things work out for you.

  15. Lisa
    January 9, 2015

    I am learning that this time being alone is the perfect time to get to know me. I am reading your book ..The Single Woman. I love it. I know that I will find my Mr Right, but in order to find him I have to know who I am first.

  16. Mary
    January 9, 2015

    Enjoyed your commentary. I’ve learned long suffering and patience. I’ll trust God. Why? He preparing me for my destination.
    He will bring me into my promise. There is nothing impossible for God. The uses the word Suddenly and that is still used today. Suddenly is happening all around us daily. Suddenly she…….

  17. Mary
    January 9, 2015

    The Bible uses… correction also He is preparing. Lol

  18. Shelley
    January 9, 2015

    I’m hoping for a move to a place where there’s warmer summers and cooler winters…and if my brother moves there with his girlfriend, I’d want to consider being near them as well as my sister.

  19. Sheshana
    January 10, 2015

    Wow. I wish you put this out months ago. I went through the same thing; apartment hunting. However, unlike you, I took something because I was impatient and wanted to get out of my old apartment. Now, I am reaping the consequences of a rushed decision. I like the apartment but I do not love it, I KNOW God had something better for me but I was too hasty.
    I just received my Associates Degree (still pursuing my B.S) and now I am looking for employment in my major. I have learned my lesson. I will stay put and know something is coming. Whatever the Lord has planned for me is way better than any desire I might have. Thank you for your encouraging words! Xox

  20. January 10, 2015

    Such a beautiful picture, I can clearly see how turning to see that view unquestionably says “You are home”. I had a similar experience moving to Chicago, I never dreamed I would live in a city or even in the Midwest…yet I find myself more at home in Chicago then I ever did in Tennessee, Arizona, Colorado, or my native California (I have a bit of a nomadic problem). Now that I have found a place to sink my roots into I am praying for my future husband, that the Lord may direct our paths towards each other. Maybe we’ll meet tomorrow, or next year or even next decade…but I too know that someday WILL happen and trust in God. I love reading your blog, looking forward to hearing the rest of the Mr. E story.

  21. January 10, 2015

    Waiting…it’s something I’m not particularly good at. For some things that is. Love being at the top of the list. I am constantly trying to connect and “find” someone but when it comes to standing in a grocery store main line to buy just 12 items, 2 over the 10 items or less check out lane, I’m okay with it. I don’t mind the waiting for the person in front of me with two baskets full. I can just be in the moment. But with love…it would be nice if it came a little quicker and closer to my plan. Too bad it’s not my plan. And then I take a silly little quiz on Facebook to see what my bible verse is and get Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” It is always amazing to me how God intervenes in my life and shows me He’s listening. He hears my call. And it gives me the strength yet again to wait. To know that God’s plan is bigger an better than mine. That I’m not being picky or have set my standards too high but that the right person is out there. That I don’t have to settle. I’ve always known that, God has always placed that on my heart. My heart and head just need reminding once in a while.

  22. Eynz
    January 10, 2015

    Such a beautiful thought… I’d like to think THAT someday will come… But sometimes… Its better to accept things as they are…

  23. Kalee
    January 10, 2015

    A raise/ promotion, and obviously love. I live in NYC and it’s hard to start out there, but I have been doing it for about a year and a half now. Now it is time to actually start making money I deserve to be making. I accepted the amount of money I am currently making and have made since I moved to the city because I needed to start somehow. But I cannot afford to live with the amount of money I am making especially with credit cards, and student loans. I am praying these changes will happen, and happen sooner than later. I know God is watching over me though, just trying to keep my patience! 🙂

  24. January 10, 2015

    I’m waiting/hoping/praying for the Lord to bring a Godly man in my life. A man who compliments me and challenges me to become a better person. A man that I’ve been praying for. I’m single and never been in a relationship, but I know that God has a plan and His timing is perfect. So I believe my someday man will come into my life soon. I’m also waiting/hoping/praying to go to the Dominican Republic with my family this summer. I’m half Dominican and have a serious case of wanderlust and I would love my family and I to have the funds to go to the DR to not only experience a new culture, but to also learn and experience the culture I was raised in.

  25. January 10, 2015

    Wow…I am waiting for a good fit in an employee to partner up and run my second massage studio.Its open and running with part time and on call LMT s but I want one person who is as passionate as I am about massage.Oh yeah…I’m also “waiting” for the right one…lol 🙂

  26. Ker
    January 11, 2015

    Love. Been with a man for 3 years. Have been praying for healing for him and for me. We both have gone through bad divorces and now are really gun shy, him more than me. It’s hard to love someone so much and to deal with the fact that they are too afraid to let themselves love again.

  27. ruthy
    January 11, 2015

    I have been patiently waiting for the right guy, the right opportunity and right time to be at my best. I so love your writings. Thank you for being an inspiration. I’m almost done reading your book.

  28. January 11, 2015

    I have learned that there is power in the art of waiting and trusting in God’s plan. I can remember a couple of years ago, when I was experiencing one of the toughest moments of my life and everything in this world seemed to be stacked against me, that I kept telling myself to stand strong and hold on to your faith. Something great waits around this dark corner. I was right. My ability to hold on and wait became my greatest vessels of strength, a thing I didn’t even know I still had. Two years later, my life continues to improve, in spite of the low moments. Mandy, I too am blessed to have a beautiful ranch home. I’ve been here for almost 10 years now. I wish you tons of happiness in yours and thank you so much for being such a profound inspiration in our lives.

  29. Penny
    January 11, 2015

    Thank you for echoing the thoughts of all single women. I too, have grown weary of waiting. Weary and tired and lonely and sometimes feeling like it’s all too hopeless and it’s never going to happen. I don’t know truly, if it ever will happen actually. A part of me tells myself I have to be prepared for the possibility that I may never find love again. But I know like everyone else, I need to keep going, keep hoping and keep believing. Thank you Mandy and please do share with us part two of Mr E soon.

    • Miria
      January 11, 2015

      I enjoy reading your post they are very encouraging and uplifting and helps give hope not only to myself, but the many women who read them. I’m a single mother of two going through a rough divorce not my decision, but it seems like it just continues to drag on. I’ve been alone raising our two children for awhile now even when we were married because he’s active military. I’ve struggled with being lonely for awhile now but just recently it’s gotten pretty bad. Three months ago I met another man and become really close to him. The whole time knowing God was telling me it’s not the right time and yet I continued to be selfish and continue this relationship with this man. He recently told me he’s not ready for a commitment and needs to focus on the things in his life that we can still be friends but nothing more. I was very upset because I began to care for him and put a lot of time and effort into our friendship. I couldn’t understand why this rejection kept happening to me. As I went into my prayer time God reminded me that things don’t work out in my timing but his and I needed to seek him first and get my life in order. If i didn’t I would continue to go around the same mountain over and over again being miserable. That I needed to focus upon God and not another man and once I get out of the way and let God in control of my life everything else will fall into place. I would always wonder why don’t I fit in with everyone else my age and why do I feel so different and why do these guys like me, but then want these other girls who aren’t faithful and do the things of this world and don’t really care about them. I began to realize that it is because I am different because of who I serve and what I believe. So therefore as the people who choose the worldly ways push God away they will push me away the same because I am not of the world but of God! So I urge all women who are believers and who struggle with wondering why or when these things will happen. I encourage you to continue to have faith and hope in God because when you’re ready to receive his blessings in your life he will give them. But we have have to put him first and seek his face in our lives daily and to have a disciplined life in order to receive our many blessings God is wanting to give to us! So thank you for your encouraging words each and every day they truly help!

  30. Beth
    January 11, 2015

    I’ve been 16ollowing your FB posts for a bit now and they give me a little hope and let’s me know that I’m not alone in this “waiting for love” marathon. I never dreamed that I STILL haven’t found someone after all these years and I pray and pray for God to bring me his best….because thats all I want is his best for me. My faith has never wavered but I can’t help but wonder if God has a Man in mind for me to find?? And if it’s in his plan for me NOT to have someone then please remove this strong desire in my heart! But my heart still continues to hope and I continue to Trust in Him for HIS perfect timing. Until then…still holding on to hope and a promise that none shall lack her mate. Isaiah 34:16

  31. Wondering
    January 11, 2015

    Funny. I felt I needed to find a single woman blog because I have been really struggling with my status lately. It’s funny because I feel perhaps the next step to whatever God has planned is at least to help me find a “home” (like you found by trusting God, being patient, and then taking a step out in faith). Thank you for sharing this. Not that I am thrilled (in the flesh) to be doing this on my own (on top of everything else I have to do) and the thought of living solo…but perhaps if I step out in faith with this (I so want something to call “my own” — do any of you know that feeling?) then maybe God will use it as a stepping stone to something else. I am having a very difficult time seeing my place as an older, single female right now – especially since there is a part of me that is so evidently domestic and homebodyish (new word). Just wish (and am wondering) I could “see” what God has planned. Cuz sometimes it hurts. ( : (And what makes it hurt worse is when you start to question the Very One Who Is your First Love…THAT’s the worst). Blessings!

  32. Jennifer
    January 11, 2015

    Your blogs came to be just at the perfect time a couple weeks ago. See I’ve been single for 5 years but in that 5 yeesrs I was dating but always dating someone that wasn’t good for me and I would deal with a lot of disappointments in the process. So two years ago I decided I wasn’t going to date because I needed to be with just me for a while, to grow spiritually and closer to God. In the two years I woul pray that God would bring me a good man , a man who went to church, who had his life together , someone who knew what they wanted out of life. God knows the desires of our hearts, he knows my heart. I moved to Arizona 10 months ago, I didn’t want to date until I was settled and three months ago I decided to put myself out there again. I met a man who after meeting I found out we went to the same church just two different campuses, he has his life together, good job, a home, like me he was never married and had no kids. I was excited probably the most excited I’ve been about someone else in my whole dating life because I really thought he was the answer to my prayers. He came at me like a lion and out of know where retreated like a lamp, pulled the rug right from underneath me and the worst part his reasons for not wanting to see me anymore was because “we weren’t politically compatible “. Probably the worst excuse I’ve ever heard in my whole dating life! My heart is broken and I think it hurts the most is because he was what I was praying for and all I could do was shake my head at God and ask God to help me understand why? I’m still trying to understand, it’s that the wound is still so very fresh. I do know your blogs & post on Facebook are helping. I’m reminded by family and friends that God does have someone better and that I need to be patient and wait on Gods best. I just have a hard time thinking “but I was so close “then I read this blog that reminds me God is never really far and though I was so close his best is still out there. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing and doing Gods work.

  33. nidhi
    January 12, 2015

    Really liked what you said. I would like to add that we just need to keep HOPE alive and things will come for sure at their destined time. The place, where I have been working on now, is an example I would like to quote. I lost my job within 2 months of coming to Boston and started looking for a new job with the help of my employer. I was getting 50-60 calls daily for jobs, interviews, vendors etc. It had been the 3rd week of my search and within these enormous phone calls/interviews,it was at times hard to remember whom I talked to for which position. At top,my frustration was growing for not getting the job.During this time, a person called me regarding a position in Boston and after that sent me an email to sign “Right to represent” so that he can go ahead with my submission.
    After talking with him and checking his email, within the bunch of other calls, I somehow forget to send him the signed document.
    After 1 day, suddenly something clicked my mind as if saying I have to reply to him .This was probably a local position.
    I checked his email again and found out yes this position was local itself and exactly fitting my skill set.
    I responded him, he continued with my candidature and I was selected there.
    So, you never know, the things that you have ignored at times,may be giving you the BEST results as we have ignored but GOD has not.
    With this note, Mandy I am new comer to your blog and really loved whatever you say. Its too inspiring.I left a note to talk with you(if possible). I am not sure if you have received it so thought of pinging you here.

  34. mattie
    January 12, 2015

    that was great mandy as usual .what am I waiting for ?? hummmm, I think my hopes and dreams are just about faded and looking dimmer everyday .they used to be bright as the sun .I could see it in the distance ,I could visualize it in my minds eye .but no longer can I see it clearly, its become a fog ,a mere blur. I am in fear that one day I wont be able to see it @ all

    • January 13, 2015

      Mattie, I pray that God would give you back your vision. That you would be encouraged to carry on in grace for without a vision the people perish. God wants to download into you, He has big plans for you, to prosper you Jeremiah 29:11. So don’t lose heart my dear sister. Know that He is with you always Romans 8: 35-39. Take time each day to acknowledge God and thank Him, then let Him download into you His plans and trust and believe that He has some for you. I will be praying for you Mattie, that you see the sun again and that you mount up and get your crown back because you are victorious! Stand strong and firm in Him. God bless you for sharing.

  35. Xelestin
    January 12, 2015

    Thank you. This really inspires me.

  36. Miriam
    January 13, 2015


  37. Sarah
    January 13, 2015

    I didn’t wait the first time and I made the biggest mistake of my life by settling for what I thought was better but oh have I payed the now divorced with three kids a divorce I never wanted the man broke my heart in a million pieces i loved him with all my heart,when he come back into town with his new wife I go through the same pain all over again 13 yrs later yes I still feel the pain hard to believe buy believe me it’s very true,I’m 13 yrs now by myself and sometimes I think the lonelyness is going to kill me but I know oh do I know and have I learned giving up is not an option ,I can’t understand why God is making me wait so long for someone who will love me but with all my heart I know that his timing is perfect and I trust him,you would think I would feel better saying this but I don’t I just feel so sad tonight because I know I’m still here waiting!!

  38. Jasmine
    January 15, 2015

    I’ve been reading your blogs for a couple of months now. I look forward to them in my email, out of all the clutter in my inbox and in my life that I dread to sort! I’m single and still waiting. Keeping a look out, but I don’t feel lead to do any hardcore “searching” for a man. Not that I’ve given up on love. It does make me feel sad not to have someone there, but my gut is telling me to be still. I hope I can find someone like how you found your apartment…it was such a small, insignificant-looking detail you stumbled upon and it was perfect for you. I wish that finding love wasn’t such a huge focus in my life! I want love to fall into place, not be forced. I hope that’s a reality for me.

  39. sindee
    January 16, 2015

    Thanks for sharing your heart. You are very inspirational. Its that hope and prayers that get us through life

  40. Carrie
    January 16, 2015

    Thank you so much for this post! I somehow came across your Twitter page and found this article, and it really spoke to me. I recently broke up with my boyfriend after 8 months of dating, and while he was a really great guy, I could hear God whispering to my heart that he just wasn’t the one, and I had to accept the reality of how uncertain I felt about having a future with him. I couldn’t help but feel that God has something better than “really great”; he has His best out there waiting for me! Breaking up with my boyfriend was the hardest thing I had to put him through, and has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but im doing my best to trust God in the midst of all the chaos and pain. I’m doing my best to use this season of singlness to let God turn me into the Proberbs 31 woman that is deserving of the Godly man I am praying for.

  41. Lara
    January 20, 2015

    Hi Ms. Mandy, my prayer is always for a Spiritual Growth.. And, aside from that, I just want to share some side about me.Yes, I’m single. Not just I’m a single..but, NO BOYFRIEND SINCE BIRTH. 🙂 for me, there’s no problem about that, because I want to wait for God’s perfect time. How is that? Please kindly pray for me also.. that better to focus on God’s plan more. Thank you and God bless! ☺

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  43. Asanda
    January 24, 2015

    I have been recently informed that I will not be graduating this year or do my honours degree because I am 6% short on one module and I cannot afford to retake the module(lost my sponsor) I have spoken with my lecturer and now I am waiting for him to get back to me. As I am waiting, my mind is filled with all sorts of “what ifs” and “you could have studied harder”. I have been praying and I know that God is with me, he knows my path and he will not live me to suffer. When I recieve that call, I have faith that it will be good news because right now God is busy trying to search for the right buttons to press in my favour. Thanks Mandy

  44. Kristen
    February 1, 2015

    I was dating a guy for a little over a month and it was SO EASY! He communicated, he initiated dates, he let me know how he felt. I felt like we were completely connected. He even took me to breakfast to meet his parents, he met my family, he told his friends, co-workers, brothers about me. I was finally feeling like oh my goodness this is how it should feel! Then literally the rug was pulled from underneath when he said he thought he was ready for a relationship but that his feelings had changed. It doesn’t help that right now with work I feel un-settled, I’m getting my MBA and I filled bogged down with that, and he was so understanding and caring about that. But now it’s me again. I’m ready for love, and I want to be loved. I don’t know the path right now and I want God to just mold me. But I’d almost rather not have these fillers for experience. I just don’t understand and I pray for calmness.

  45. Kristy
    February 4, 2015

    I randomly stumbled upon this on Twitter and I am sooo glad I did! I’ve felt extremely discourage in my love life lately and this was so great to give me the boost I needed. I don’t get on Twitter much but I hardly follow any of the links. Maybe I was supposed to find this 🙂 Don’t worry ladies our SOMEDAY will come and we’re going to be sooo glad that we waited

  46. March 5, 2015

    @mandyhale…your messages are always on point. And it never ceases to inspire me. Thank you. GOD bless you.

  47. Joe
    June 20, 2015

    My boyfriend of 4 years broke up with me about 2 months ago. We were supposed to get married this December but he cheated on me, chose the other woman, and ended our relationship. Just a week ago, he emailed me about how sorry he is, and how much he regrets doing what he did. However, he never mentioned about us trying to patch things up. He just said that maybe we’ll have another chance in the future (like years from now — since he’s currently in Canada and I’m residing in the Philippines). I honestly wished that he’ll visit me here and try to work things out with me. But I realized that that kind of fairy tale ending is not going to happen, and I’m just hurting myself more. I hope one day I’ll meet the one God has destined for me, and by then, I hope that I’ll love him like I have never been hurt before.

  48. D
    April 1, 2016

    I am waiting on God to show me where I will live since this will be the first time out on my own and for Him to faithfully and graciously provide the man that I SPECIFICALLY prayed for (nothing/nobody less). It’s not anyone in particular.

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