7 Lessons Learned

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7 days till Christmas :) Today I’m sharing 7 lessons I’ve learned the hard way this year…

7 • Not all boys speak the same language.

Did I ever think that you were just cutting up with me and not flirting? Not when you called every day to talk about random things that weren’t work related, or told me how nice I looked, or asked my opinion about what to wear, or asked me to go over your speeches with you, or looked at me differently than you used too. So I apologize for misunderstanding.

6 • New York boys don’t understand a southern girl.

Did I ever think when we went on our first date in January that you would hurt my heart as badly as you did? No…but thank you for the best first date of my life.

5 • Confidentiality is taken lightly.

Did I ever think that when I talked to you in confidence you would tell him? No, but I’m sorry I ever thought you had more character than that.

4 • Not all boys are out to break your heart.

Did I ever think a boy from across the river could fall in love with me? That I would be the one to hurt you, only to realize too late that you might have been what I was looking for? No, but I’m glad God brought you a wonderful girl that loves you.

3 • Being the Ice Princess keeps me safe, but dead inside.

Did I ever think that I’d let my heart get trampled on this much in one year? No…but for just a moment it felt amazing not to be the Ice Princess and to feel something.

2 • Texting is never, ever a smart option.

Did I ever think I’d have a conversation with you that would be shared with the world behind my back? No, but thank you for teaching me to speak wisely.

Did I ever think that I’d be in two car accidents caused because people were texting? No, but thank you to a precious 4 year old (who I babysit) for asking me promise her I’d never text when I drive because she doesn’t want me to die.

1 • Boys are not the answer.

Did I ever slow down long enough to think that maybe this “boy” drama in my life is a crafty plan hatched to hit the one weak spot in my armor? That perhaps instead of pursing what the world tells me…I need to pursue the One who made me and crafted me especially to compliment an amazing man that He has created to compliment me?

Did you ever…
Have regrets? Misinterpret things? Make a fool of yourself?

XoXo,
One Enlightened Lemon

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