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Foolishness


If someone in her fifties and three times divorced, was to come to you and tell you that she met this guy online and thought she was in love with him, what would you think? 

What if she told you that he was once divorced and  twice widowed, his last wife having died very recently?

If she admitted that she had known him just a month, but was planning to quit her job of nineteen years and move to another state to marry him, what would you say? 

Would you try to counsel her about the foolishness of going forward with this half-baked plan? 

Would you warn her about the obvious red flags and danger signals going off in your brain?

Would you try to tell her that she was destined for another heartbreak?  Would you think she had lost her mind?

If anyone was to come to me with this story, I would be the first to say, "You'd better slow down, and take more time to think it through.  How well do you really know  him anyway? Lord, he could even be a serial killer!" 

And yet, this is a true story... It is my story!

From outward appearances it seemed like a very foolish move, a risky chance to take in the slim hopes of finding happiness and forever-after love, especially with my well-documented track record of impulsive behavior, poor choices and failed marriages.

But something told me this was different.  Despite how quickly it moved, I never once questioned the wisdom of it.  From the very beginning I knew in my heart that it felt right.  I also knew that if God was behind it, He would work out the details permitting it to happen... and He did.

Sometimes a choice that appears to be incredibly foolish is actually a leap of faith, and a plan that is unfolding in ways too miraculous to be seen. 

Sometimes we have to take a chance on love...  
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This was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the theme choices this week are wisdom and foolishness.
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10 comments:

  1. And sometimes we just get lucky...finally!

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  2. No one can tell someone what to do, especially in matters of the heart. We have to follow our heart, but hopefully with guidance from our head (that is where the wisdom comes in). If it is meant to be, it will be. And here it obviously was meant to be. Blessings.

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  3. I knew a little of your history before reading this post, but now I understand fully. Yes, I think it was a "God" thing that brought you and Papa Bear together. And time proved it. So happy for you and the love in your life, and how you share it with others.

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  4. My only counsel would have been in depth pre-marriage counseling, knowing that if there were danger signals, they would come up strong there. That's the only thing i counsel everyone who wants to get married, no matter what the situation.

    Yours is a beautiful story!

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  5. I met my hubby, just before my divorce was final and we were married in six months....almost 30 years ago.

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  6. This made me giggle in the beginning because it went in a direction I DID not see coming! Sometimes things just feel right!

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  7. Only God knows what He has in store for our lives. You apparently followed your heart and His guiding and it all worked out.

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  8. Well faith and perseverance clearly works for some. Yours is a beautiful tale and I am sure your happiness now is well deserved.

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  9. It's planned by God.
    So happy for you. Thanks for sharing :)

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