Goodness, this took a long time planning. I wanted to go above and beyond. I didn’t want to just hand her flowers or hold up a sign that said “prom?”. I really wanted to make this an unforgettable moment.
Little do people know, I worked my butt off for this. Prom isn’t cheap, and I needed a way to come up with a couple hundred dollars and quick, to pay for both her and me.
And this time, I didn’t want my mom to pay for a single cent. I wanted to pay for everything, I wanted it to come from me. The flowers, the ticket, the limo, everything.
And so I got a job at Chipotle. A lot of people say, “Oh you got a job at chipotle? YOURE SO LUCKY.” or “you must have so much fun! That’s like your dream job!”
Erm. No. HAHA. As much as I love chipotle, it’s actually really hard stuff working, dedicating so many of my hours to this place. But every time I thought about stopping or not going to work, I thought about Nina. And I thought about the money I needed to come up with, and I got right back to work.
My original plan was to go to her school! But I got shut down immediately by the principal, and so I needed to find a plan B. After going through so many ideas, I finally chose this one:
To take her back to the place we first kissed and remind her of a few key moments in our friendship.
We took a stroll down memory lane. :}
Seeing all my hard work finally come to fruition makes me so happy.
And goodness, you should’ve seen the look on her face. After seeing her face as she came down reading each poster, I felt a peace in my heart. Because everything was worth it in that moment. And it made me think I could work a million hours just to see that expression on her face again.
I thank God for giving me this opportunity. I am so thankful.
And I look forward to spending a wonderful, wonderful night with my princess.
P.S. I had mad people telling me, “DAN ARE YOU SERIOUSLY NOT GONNA ASK NINA TO PROM JUST CAUSE SHE’S YOUR GIRLFRIEND. OMG THATS TERRIBLE.”
MAYN, don’t give me that. Who you think I be.
I been thinking about this since last year.
I was a little late, but people save the best for last.
This boy right here, he’s just too good to me. Ahh, this will be a memory I will remember and cherish for the rest of my days. [:
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” — Hebrews 13:8
Amidst your struggle, your pain, your hurt, your joy, your anger, your frustration, your sadness, your emptiness, your loneliness, your apathy, your jadedness, your hopelessness, your depression, your anxiety, your stress, your doubt, your ever-changing life… there is one thing that remains… that will remain forevermore.
That is Christ.
Our True Love.
Disunity in the Church doesn’t cut the heart nowadays.
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You’re on the frontlines of battle. You slide your sword from the sheath, as the enemy lines press on toward you.
You look to your right. Allies.
You look to your left. Allies.
Good to go.
The war rages. You fight…
Everyone, meet my new friend, Mr. Bear! He’s very cuddly, doesn’t bite, and likes twix.
Ah, it was a happy Valentine’s Day indeed. Hehe.
Don’t know what I did to deserve this incredible joy and love, but you know what, I think I’ll take it. God, you have surely blessed me. Thank you. [:
Be willing to stand in the rain outside their door until they know you care. Be willing, even if you don’t like being wet. Be willing, even though you could catch a cold. Be willing, because you love them.
Be willing to meet them in the heart of their passions. Be willing to find the reasons they cry and the reasons they become overjoyed. Be willing, even when your patience is tested. Be willing, even if you might not understand. Be willing because you love them.
Be willing to accept their faults as quirks. Be willing to find beauty in what they think is the ugliest part of themselves. Be willing, even when it’s hard. Be willing, even when you are scared they will do the same to you. Be willing because you love them.
Be willing to sit in the depths of their pain. Be willing, even though your shirt will be soaked with tears. Be willing, even though brokenness scares you. Be willing, even when you don’t know how. Be willing because you love them.
Good morning Loki