Monday, May 21, 2012

Tiny Toppers Stand for Big Dreams

I love studying the interesting details of my vintage wedding cake toppers. The flowers, the style of the bride’s dress and hair, sometimes with a tiny piece of real fabric or net attached, the groom’s suit, even the expressions on the diminutive couples’ faces. Some look happy, others are worried, yet others stare blankly, as if they are looking into the future, without an inkling of what their lives together will hold.  

These miniature replicas that stand atop the wedding cake of the real-life bride and groom illustrate all that a wedding day represents. A promise of dreams to pursue. Hope of a good life. Joyful anticipation of what the future holds. A sense of exhilaration for the adventure. Excitement for the journey of life. 

I want those same things. Whether I’m married or single. Sometimes it seems that slogging through the dating prospect pool isn’t worth it. Downright disheartening. I feel like I’m under evaluation. And I’m not measuring up. 

Like the date who asked me if I ever wore jeans. When I was wearing jeans. As I pointed this out, he said, “No, not THOSE jeans. JEANS.”  

Or the date who was my neighbor and often saw me jogging and was disappointed I showed up for our after-work dinner date . . . in work clothes. Not workout clothes. 

Or the fix-up prospect who told my friend who introduced us that he didn't like my makeup. 

No potential model grooms for cake toppers here! But I reject rejection. I refuse to let discouragement and discontentment prevail. I choose to follow the one who promises to never leave me. I search for the one who calls me by name. I want to be with the one who says I am precious and loved in his sight. Worth more to him than priceless jewels. 

This is what I set my heart on. Chase after. Hope for. Dream of.

". . . I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3

"You are precious and honored in my sight and . . . I love you . . ." Isaiah 43:4

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6 comments:

  1. I love the concept of pursuing and believing in your dreams, even when they seem distant -- and that God's dreams for us are even greater than our own. Thank you for that reminder.

    Christy

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  2. My favorite is the topper on the right! Is it from the twenties or thirties?

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  3. I love that one, too! It's actually not dated but I do think the style looks very deco and 1930s!

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  4. You have such a wonderful 'heart' attitude, with a desire to be in the center of God's will. Wonderful article - as always! God Bless You!

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  5. Thank you, Sharon! I appreciate your faithful readership! :)

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  6. A few "adjectives" to describe you, sensitive...sentimental...sensible.
    Enjoyed reading your blog!

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