When you look back on past romances, do you ever wonder what you saw in a former lover? If so, is it more because you have changed or because you have grown to see the person more clearly.
Yes, because of all the above. Can that be my answer? I look back at many of my past romances and wonder what on earth I ever saw in that person. I can usually come up with some reasoning for it, but looking back those reasons just don’t seem as good now as they did then.
I always try to see the good in a person and trust them until they give me a reason not to. I believe that is a good way to live, but you have to be ready for the consequences. People will let you down, they will lie to you, and they will break your heart. The times before all of that happens though, usually makes it all worth it.
From Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem In Memoriam:27, 1850:
I hold it true, whate’er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
When I graduated from high school the Preacher gave me a graduation present. It was a small bright blue billfold sized New Testament Bible with my name engraved on it. I still have it to this day. It sits on my desk as a constant reminder that I should be a good girl. If I’m feeling really good I put it in my purse and it tags along with me wherever I may roam.
On a blank page inside he wrote the following:
May 17, 1992
To my loving daughter. I am very proud of you as a father and a Pastor. I know it has been hard being a preacher’s kid, but you stood well. May God bless and keep you and accomplish His total will for your life.
(Pastor ___ )
See, he did care. I wonder if he would say the same thing now. I hope so.