A time and place for everything

I always have people wondering why I’ve managed to survive a 4-year long distance relationship.

There’s a time and place for all things. And I’ve found that our notions of when we want things to happen don’t often tally with God’s time. So I’m not getting married this year. Likely not the next. Or the year after that. We’ll get there eventually and likely people we know won’t get word until the very last minute.

We do know that we can’t imagine growing old with anyone else.
Like, most people of my acquaintance (ex-fiances included) quake at my temper.
Boyfriend thinks it’s amusing and rather cute when I do my X-Men Storm impression. While kicking him in the shins, nonetheless.
Definitely a keeper.

Of course, my personal notion would be to post a “We’re Married, Bitches!” sign on the site. But boyfriend would find that impolite. And his mother doesn’t surf the Net and wouldn’t appreciate being called a bitch.

Perhaps I’ve posted this before but this Mike and Mechanics song has been a mainstay of my teenage years, a reminder to be patient when things aren’t working out the way I thought.
If something isn’t happening right now, perhaps God is just creating a space for other things to happen. That his plans, his notions, his dreams for me are better than anything I could ever contemplate.

So I’ll trust. And I’ll wait. Instead of just longing for a distant speck in the future, I’ll do well to remember that right here, right now, I am loved.

Time and Place (lyrics courtesy of houseofmanyrooms.com)

There’s a time and place
For you to make your mark and show your face
There’s a place in time
When you must step outside the line

So understand what I mean
There is a time and place for you to have your dream
But here and now may not be
The time and place for you and me
You and me

It’s the finest line
A missed opportunity or the perfect time
You must not despair
You’ll recognise it when you’re there

So understand what I mean
There is a time and place for you to have your dream
But here and now may not be
The time and place for you and me

The time and place for you and me
There’s a time and there’s a moment you will see
Don’t lower your expectations
There are no limitations
There’s a time and place for you and me

So understand hard as it seems
There is a time and place for you to have your dreams
Though here and now may not be
The time and place for you and me
You and me

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