Thursday, June 19, 2008

Single and still waiting...

Over the last few weeks I have realized something...There are so many women who are single! Maybe it is just me but what is the deal? There are some really great ladies who I know that are not happily married when really that is something they want. They are just waiting for the right man to come along and sweep them off their feet. Why can't a great guy come along, see them, and realize they are amazing? I realize no one can really answer this question with great confidence in an answer. I am not trying to put a bad light on any guys out there but here is my question, Do guys just not care to find a good girl anymore? Do they really want one who can be found in a club, drunk, and shaking their bodies on a dance floor? I know the answer for most men is, "No!" Why do guys think, "I will go out; have my fun, but when I feel it is time to settle down and start a family I want a girl who has done nothing."? Women find this to be the truth in most cases. Now I am not saying this is how it is in every case but a majority of men feel this way. The ladies I know, although they are overall content with their state in life, would like nothing more than to be the wife to a man who will love them and a mother to children. Yet, they are still waiting and hoping someone comes along before their biological clock runs down and they will not be able to have children of their own.
These ladies are single, and still waiting. I am not trying to make them sound desperate because they are not, in any way, shape, or form. They are hard working, have alot going for them, and are happy with what they are doing in life. There is just always that look in their eyes. The one that tells you they have a feeling of loneliness that will be there until that part of life is fulfilled.
Some people do not want to get married. They are just not interested and do not care to marry.
There are many women though who are still single and still waiting. So where are the guys for these ladies? God has a plan for each individual so singular and so unique it cannot even be comprehended but sometimes I wonder why God has not sent someone their way yet. Why He still is making them wait, and why He allows them to continue being single.
Until these women find the right guy though, they will continue to be single and wait for God's timing, his guidance, and the right guy He has for them.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Summer adventure

Wow! It really has been quite a while since I last wrote a blog. It was well time I write another one. Well, as everyone can tell summer is here! The temperatures are starting to rise, kids are out of school, and everyone is trying to get in as much sun as possible before it is gone again. I love summer! This summer is going by extremely fast for me though. I don't think I have really stopped being busy since school let out back in May. I have already started my summer classes over at RSC this past week. Before my summer became too hectic though I went on a week-long adventure! Many of you know I went out to Kentucky the last week of May for 7 days. I must say it was amazing! I think the best part of it all was just exploring! I hadn't been out east in a long time so when April and I got past the Arkansas border it was like a whole new world almost. Everything was so much greener! There were mountains and hills. -Now here in Oklahoma we kind of have hills, but over all we have flat lands.- Kentucky had the backwoods winding roads, country folk who came up and gave you a hug or pat on the back when they didn't even know your name, and for some, a kiss on the cheek just to show you were welcome! Talk about that southern hospitality! It was really a lot of fun. I was able to see a cemetery with some of the oldest gravestones I had ever seen. I trampled through two cornfields, a hayfield, found a creek, and on the way back to where I started from got caught in a drizzle that turned into a downpour! As crazy as that may sound it was something I really needed. I needed to just be by myself and be utterly consumed by all that was around me. I could clear my head and when that rain started falling all I could do was stand under a tree and watch it fall on the earth around me. I didn't care that I was caught in the rain. It was revitalizing!
At night I was able to sit outside and actually see hundreds and hundreds of stars. Seeing so many stars and constellations helped me remember how great, powerful, and limitless our God is. Every one of those stars have a name! I had forgotten that. It was humbling to look up and see everything in the heavens that is actually visible to the human eye, realize there is so much more beyond that we cannot see, and realize how small and finite our minds are compared to the Maker of the universe.
On the last night of my stay in Kentucky Andrea and April's dad took us up through the woods to a little hilltop where the black slaves were buried. It was really interesting! Out of all the graves that were there only one headstone remained visible above the earth. It was the headstone of the head cook on the plantation. Although I can't remember her name the dates of her birth and death were 1817-1864. Something close to that anyway if I am not spot on. It was really interesting though and I plan to try and find the other gravestones next time I go out there. After we came back from tromping through the woods, Mr. Osbron built a fire out on the property and told a few ghost stories! It definitely made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
Although it was amazingly fun out there and I haven't even told you half of my adventures I am glad to be back home. It is kind of humorous how even though you have fun somewhere different and wouldn't mind staying longer, imaging what it would be like to live there, come back to where you have your roots and are content being right where you are, knowing you are right where you are supposed to be.

Until next time,