Sports Talk and The Backstreet Boys

Photo Credit: Daniella Hovsepian

     Before I get into it, I wanted to share with you, that I saw one of the "Dance Moms" at a local "99 Cent Store" yesterday. It's little moments like that that make my life worth living. It was just one of those things that made me giggle. In the midst of frustration and angst, it does feel ever so good to giggle. You may be thinking, "What angst are you talking about?" You can visit my last post to get hip.

     Today I was reflecting. Or rather, I was busy stalking people on Facebook. A good friend of mine is trying to hook me up with some guy in another state. She forwarded me his Facebook page and I immediately got my stalk on.

     I couldn't really see much on this guy's page, but I did see his list of friends and my "research trail" led me to a whole slew of attractive single guys that appeared to have purpose and passion and a deep love for God without appearing completely socially awkward and weird online.  I love how I just wrote that last sentence and here I am stalking people on Facebook. I know. Horrible.

     But back to the guy my friend is trying to hook me up with. He's definitely into sports. And I love that.

     Do I keep up on sports? Barely. Ok. I'm lying. Mostly not ever. Except for the occasional Olympics...

     But I do love guys that are into sports. And I'm going to be honest,  I'm a little suspicious of guys that aren't into at least one sport. Maybe it's because I grew up with a dad that played baseball and football in his younger years and later coached in both sports while I was growing up. The presence of sports talk in my home was, and still is a constant among both the men and women in my family. And I find the presence of sports talk somehow comforting. It simply reminds me of my childhood. And never mind that my first job was working at a minor league baseball stadium, of which I still visit to this day.

     But I know what your wanting to know right now. Have I fully reconciled my feelings regarding the "Dream Guy"?

     No. I haven't.

     But I've purposed to keep my heart open.  I don't want to be so busy looking backwards that I can't recognize a blessing right in front of my eyes.

     I honestly don't know how this will all play out. But I trust. I trust God and I trust that He is good. Beyond good. Even when I don't understand it all. Especially when I don't understand it all.

     I mean, I once thought I was going to marry Kevin Richardson from the Backstreet Boys. And we all know how that played out. But do I still have love for Kevin? All day. I simply appreciate him for the good times...."Quit Playing Games with My Heart", "As Long As You Love Me", "I'll Never Break Your Heart", and "Everybody". Oh, and did you hear there's about to be a new Backstreet Boys album...I know--you just can't wait. We'll have a slumber party to celebrate. But more on that later.

     Adventures are still yet to be had and there are new things waiting around the corner for you and I. Things that we could have never imagined for ourselves. Good things are in store for you and I. Not just because I said the words or believe the words, but because those words are simply true.

     So today, choose to stand next to those things that are true. Not your fears and the "what if's" and the "whens"...but the "will be's" and the good and true of today.

Wisdom's Knocking:

"When you think the world has turned it's back on you, take another look."-Unknown