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"Welcome-to-the-club!"

I just got a whiff of good news last night. A friend who had celebrated her 21st birthday also got attached at the same time. And I for one, felt so very happy for her..it’s like a warm fuzzy-feeling-in-the-tummy kind of happy. I must say that it’s so very different from that of which I had felt for so many times as I heard couples upon couples getting together while I was still single.

So, I was telling Yongqiang about this change in the feeling and we shared the same sentiments that it is now a “Welcome to the club!” kind of happy..because we ourselves have been through the period of pre-togetherness.

Anyway, for those who are single and reading this, I am not trying to make you eat your hearts out. For the record, I have spent many, many years of my life wondering, wondering and wondering too. So I totally understand how it goes..it’s that kind of happy yet slightly envious and all the while deep down questioning “when’s my turn coming” thing, right? Ok, now you’re smiling :)

What I wanna say is, it ain’t easy. Two people getting together. And that explains the happy feeling when you hear such news.

I remember the times in those months before Yongqiang and I got together..I had my bout of doubts and uncertainty, coupled with many prayerful and pondering nights. And believe me, there were many times when I felt I am better off staying single..! Because to me, it does take courage to step into a relationship.

Yet, two is indeed better than one. Being together with another person does reveal a lot more about ourselves..most times, in very unexpected ways and measures. I’d like to say that love is a giant magnifying glass. It causes us to see sides of us we had not seen before - the flaws and also the pluses.

So, have fun all you singles!

And those already in the club.. here’s a quote that touched me deeply:

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

If we could love them like this, we would be able to cherish them more.

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Yea baby. I think any girl would grow up thinking how she’s going to meet her guy one day.

But sometimes, it gets beyond those stuff we see in the movies. Sometimes, God is a bit cheesier than we thought..at certain points, He is way cooler than we could imagine. But always, He writes the storyline with the best in mind, just for us. :)

Cheerios to those still waiting! God is faithful.

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Yes. And I totally believe in that. Because I know of the same thing.

"Your love helps me understand God’s love for me."

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absolutelyinlovewithhim:

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Yes, yes, yes!

That’s what I held dear to during singlehood. Until He alone is enough for you..else, the relationship you get into wouldn’t be firm. Let our security, sense of self-worth be found in Him, not our partners.

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Of elevenths and the 138th

It’s another eleventh!! :)

I love elevenths! Today marks the 138th month of salvation for me. What a long journey it has been, yes I hear that. But it’s only a beginning.

Every eleventh causes me to ponder a little bit more. Because Jesus is Someone special to me.

Just this morning, I was thinking about how I wanna get to know Yongqiang better. Being in a relationship doesn’t mean we have come to an end - a destination. This is something I believe. Being in a relationship is a journey of two that requires effort and time..to get to know each other better and better and better still.

And I remembered about God and me. How this relationship has grown over the years and is growing still. I really yearn to know Him more. There’s just so much more of Him that I do not know of/yet to know of.

The more I learn of God, the more I realised there’s so much that I have yet to know of Him.

"It’s a long, long journey..and I need to be close to You."

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Do you know..and a reminder to self

When in a relationship, it is a privilege of yours..because in the whole of this wide world, God has allowed the heart of that very person whom you like so much to be placed so closely with yours.

It is still wholly in God’s hands but now you have the one and only unique role to play - to treat that heart right and well, to cherish and love it and protect it well. It is a form of entrustment that God has given to you..and like any other, it must not be breached.

Just some thoughts here..plus a reminder to self on this. I want to always be in awe of God for giving me this awesome privilege.

And just a side note to all..it’s actually very good to be in awe. Just STAY in that place of being held in awe of God and His goodness.. I’ve learnt that this goes a really long way and a grateful heart’s developed on the inside before you even know it!

Goodnight.

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A great relationship requires two main things. First, is to find out the similarities and second, is to respect the differences.

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stevenrosas:

A relationship, any relationship for that matter long distance or not, must be built on strong foundations of trust, understanding and determination to make it work. That creates a common goal for you to work towards developing a strong relationship whether you are together or apart. For example, agree to disagree, accept each other as you are, practice trust and honesty, strive towards compromise and self-sacrifice. Relationships are difficult granted, as you are emotionally attached to a person you can and sometimes not touch and this can hurt your heart. But in reality, wow they can be so beautiful, we just have to let them be. The only way to make these relationships work is if you and your partner honestly believe you will strive for happiness. It is very important that if you want your relationship to work, you must make a great effort to not drift apart and always remember the number one reason why you got into one in the first place. <3

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