Hello Dolls, Happy Valentines Day!!! I know that I’ve been gone for a while, so today I decided it’s time to share a little story that I’ve been holding out on. So if you’ve been following my blog then you know how this goes, and if you’re a new comer WELCOME!
I had admired him from afar for several years. His confidence, intelligence, and his ability to use words, to capture an audience, was amazing. In my mind this fellow was in a class all by himself. However, as we all know, often times our reality is not always the truth. Our first date got off to a good start. He made dinner, and I remember thinking, along with his many other wonderful qualities, he’s a fabulous cook and he makes a great martini ! As the conversations went on, by the way , they were great conversations-we were very comfortable with each other and had a lot in common.
I was on my second martini when I realized the phone had been ringing and from time to time the doorbell had rang. Now that should have been a red flag, right? Absolutely, but I was not trying to hear that…After we finished dinner and the dishes, he gave me the tour of his place. We started watching television and engaging in small talk… when suddenly I heard footsteps on the stairs, and there she was, standing in the doorway, looking at him and then me saying”Really”. Ladies and gentlemen I have never been so caught off guard in my life. I immediately started replaying bits and pieces of the previous hours in my mind, the constant ringing of the phone, the ringing of the doorbell and at that moment the pieces of the puzzle came together.
As quick as she appeared she was gone. He guided her downstairs and out of the door. I was still sitting in shock thinking “What just happenend, am I in the twilight zone? When he came back, the explanation began…Now when I look back on that night I should’ve walked out of the door, in front of her. But I didn’t I wanted to hear him make sense out of this crazy situation. Now remember ladies and gentlemen this was the very first date. Ok, I know some of you are thinking please tell me you didn’t go on a second date with this man. Well I did! Now let’s just say the second date was fun, with similar scenes from the classic date scene in Terms of Endearment with Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson. If you haven’t seen that movie you definitely should, quite entertaining.
The time I spent with this particular guy was always interesting, never a dull moment-sometimes extremely heated but always returning to an even kilter. Gradually at some point, I’m not exactly sure when , things became pretty, yes you guessed it PREDICTABLE! Unreturned phone calls and text messages began happening more often than not. Then out of the clear blue there he would be. We’d go back and forth in this manner for a while, the timing was always unpredictable with Mr. Predictable. Have you guys ever had a similar experience? You find yourself making excuses and tolerating behavior that doesn’t sit well with your spirit, that is until YOU decide not to…..
I’m sure Mr. Predictable is, of course, still doing the usual…..
But let us remember, it’s not just the other person that is predictable, we are as well, until we decide to rewrite the script! Let’s move our focus from trying to predict the unpredictable actions of a predictable man/woman, to the predictable love of Jesus Christ which is the same yesterday, today and forever.
With that being said I hope you’re enjoying your Valentine’s Day and spreading love toward others. Always seek first that which is good, GOD.