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Monday, April 7, 2008

I am giving up the fight!

As many of you know Anthony and I broke up after Thanksgiving last year, and since then I have struggled tremendously with being single. Why? Mainly because it was seemingly unfamiliar territory! It had been such a long time since I had been single I really wasn't sure how to handle it. I have gone through many emotions dealing with it, and I have come to a conclusion. I am ok with it.

I am no longer "looking" for someone...I am merely seeking God. I began praying last week that God would take this burden off of my heart, because I have really struggled with it. I finally feel a peace about it, and that's why I am comfortable sharing it here. Does this mean I am satisfied being single? Or that I don't want to get married? NO! I am satisfied being in God's will, and until He leads the right man to me then I will remain single.

No more blind dates, or anything else. From here on out I am a single Christian mother who is focused on God and Alexa. I was clearly focusing on the wrong things before (um, being single) so now that I am focused on God I am excited to see what He has in store for my life!!

I am attending a membership class at NewSpring this Saturday, and I am really excited about that too. It is way out of my comfort zone because I don't like doing things alone, but I know this is where God wants me to be! So, if I cross your mind say a little prayer for me, that God will continue to show me His amazing grace on a daily basis so I will no longer be burdened with being single, and instead grow in Him! I know He has an amazing plan for my life, and I can't wait to see what it is! :)

I am not going to settle!

9 comments:

Jodi said...

yea! I know God has amazing things in store for you! Can't wait to see!!

Mrs. Mullen said...

Youre always in my prayers chic
:-) Love ya.

Freckled Nest said...

hug hug hug hug HUG!
love you Autumn!
I'm really happy for you! :)

Delighted said...

Good for you.

Teaque said...

You are so much smarter than I ever was - giving it to God is totally the way to go. Sounds like a great plan. BUT be warned God brings people into our lives when we least expect them and often when we least want them. :) I had to tell my friends that all the time (when they were searching madly) It happened to me everytime I QUIT looking. :) Use this time to make a list (physically written down) of everything you are looking for in a man. It will keep you focused for later on. AND you are sooo right - DON'T SETTLE! So happy you've found the peace you needed.

Teaque said...

OK so I've thought about my comment all day long and I REALLY hope it didn't come off preachy. It totally was NOT meant to. I realize we don't know each and with email/comments you can't hear people's tone. I hope I didn't sound like some know-it-all - that's not me... just found the "Wish List" sooo incredibly helpful after my fiance and I broke up many years back. I honestly got it back out when I met the man I ended up marrying and it was amazing to see how much he met the criteria! HUGS!!!

tania said...

This is such a great honest heartfelt post Autumn. I was a single mom for 4 years and I too struggled with the "single" thing. God had a plan for me that I didn't expect at all and I know he has one for you too! How are the membership classes going? And of course, if you ever want to "chat" single mom, email me. I still remember it really well ( it is one of the highlights of my life, even with the hard moments)

Kristen =) said...

This is amazing! Good will Happen... Promise.

ps. does this mean a spot has opened in the "LA club"?

Freckled Nest said...

lol at kristen :)

(comment deleted was b/c i was signed in as keith)