dating + love Protected: Untitled April 29, 2015 This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: Share This Gem:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share: Enter your password to view comments. Gem You Might Also Like The Lost Art of Love Letter Writing June 8, 2011 Deciding When to Walk Away July 16, 2015 Relationship Do-Overs? August 30, 2010 8 Comments Reply Racqs April 30, 2015 at 4:54 am Grieving over lost love is necessary. Difficult but necessary all the same. You can come out of this stronger and with an even greater appreciation for the love to come. I’ve always admired your hope in love. It’s something that you are unwavering with and I hope that this experience doesn’t change that about you. You may not even remember, but we had a conversation soon after I had stopped dating someone and told you that I was just going to prepare for the likelihood of not finding love. To me the statistics were too great to keep hope alive! But you encouraged me not to keep myself out of the game. I love you Gemmie! You got this! Reply Gem May 1, 2015 at 2:59 pm “I’ve always admired your hope in love. It’s something that you are unwavering with and I hope that this experience doesn’t change that about you.” thanks, Racqs. i do have hope, and i pray every day that i dont allow myself to close myself off to new possibilities. i feel like i really thought this was the one and some how i missed the sign where God said NO GIRL, NO. time to pay more attention… Reply IvySt April 30, 2015 at 5:09 am This blog entry reads almost identical to a journal entry I wrote 3 or 4 years ago. Because I currently am more in love and happier than I have ever been, I know that you will be fine (more than fine). You are already amazing, so when that special guy comes along (no rush and no pressure), there will be a union that no man can break. I’m speaking and typing it into the universe. :* You’ll consider this act a favor that will make you better and stronger. I sometimes do a praise dance when I think of how much happier I am now than I was with my ex. Try not to question or doubt yourself too much. It’s not about the person you are. It’s not because you aren’t deserving of someone’s love. Maybe they aren’t deserving of yours or the simple answer that God has something better for you. My advice is to cry and cry often. Get it out. Holding it in only makes it worse. One morning you’ll wake up and the weights will literally be off your shoulder. Having your own space will help. That constant reminder sucks for the moment, I know. My “reminder” would clean the apartment and leave groceries. -_- Stay busy! Run, happy hour, travel and do you! I love you and I’m here for you always. Sorry for the ramble. Keep your head up. I love you! :* Reply Gem May 1, 2015 at 3:05 pm “It’s not about the person you are. It’s not because you aren’t deserving of someone’s love. Maybe they aren’t deserving of yours or the simple answer that God has something better for you.” i am trying every day to believe that this is the case. that i don’t allow myself to think that i am not good enough to deserve respect, love and adoration. thank you for the reminder. “Stay busy! Run, happy hour, travel and do you!” i’ve moved past the teary phase and have moved on to living and enjoying the many great things in life. thankfully, God had already set up all these opportunities to travel and get away!! i hope that you and the rest of the girls are part of my travel and happy hour plans soon 🙂 Reply Elle April 30, 2015 at 3:02 pm I am comforted. I am affirmed. I am loved Yes, Yes, and Yes you are!! You already know I’m pulling for you in every area of your life. This too shall pass. In the meantime, feel all of the feelings you want, cry, vent, scream as much as you need to. Everything is working out perfectly, as I often have to remind myself on this crazy ass roller coaster called life. I’m always here if you need me, praying for you and lifting you up with positive thoughts. XOXO—L Reply Gem May 1, 2015 at 3:07 pm thanks so much for the love and support, L!! it means a lot to have women like you in my life to lean on. you are awesome Reply tanya May 1, 2015 at 9:12 am i am so glad you wrote this. and im sure you know many of us have cried the same tears – so you have nothing but support. i’ll say more when we speak. xo hugs. Reply Gem May 1, 2015 at 3:07 pm thanks sis *hugs* Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Notify me of new posts by email.