I’m positioned at my usual place on Sunday mornings. It’s called the Hope Connections Desk or Guest Services. My people, my tribe know where to find me. My small group always stops and says hi. My teenage girls stop to chat.
This day in particular includes a conversation about a first date. Not just a first date with this person but a very first date.
It was a movie date and hands were held.
So I ask “what does that mean? Are you dating?”
And she replies “I’m not sure but it’s ok, we are figuring it out.”
“You know, Charma, I’ve never had a boyfriend and I’ve never had my first kiss?”
I reply “are you excited about your first kiss?”
“Yes, but I want it to be special and mean something. I don’t want for it to happen just so I can say it happened.”
I don’t know many 17 year olds that can be confident in their dating choices. To stand firm and know what they want and how they want it.
As our conversation progressed, it made me think about the things in life that are important enough to wait on. To not rush and to not just do it to check it off the list.
Is there a friend that you need to call? Someone that you keep saying you want to talk to but you don’t take the time?
Is there a relationship that is in need of repair and you need to take the first step. Even if it “wasn’t your fault?”
Do you need to PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN?
Do you need to step out of your comfort zone?
Have you had a “what if” moment but didn’t act on it?
There are always going to be big moments in your lives. Don’t let them pass by with just a check mark ✅
I’m as proud of this young woman as her parents must be and I did tell her I was going to blog about her.