I cannot even begin to tell you how accurate this statement is. You can’t go anywhere on campus without seeing a sap-happy couple prancing about in young, gooshy love.
Bluck. It is kinda gross, I’m not gonna lie. However, I must admit that the daily Gag Fests have inspired me.
You heard me – Inspired.
I have commenced contemplating my future and noting the qualities I want in my hubby.
Even though Elder David A. Bednar (apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) quite bluntly advised that no one should ever make a list for a future spouse, I take confidence in knowing that I have not created a list, but an agenda of qualities I wish for my future guy.
Oh, it’s not long. Just four simple points.
Here goes. My 4 T’s
I am a towering 6 feet tall. I really do not want to dwarf some poor guy. So yeah, tall would be nice.
This includes, but is not limited to, physical traits – yes, looks are a minute part of this category, but they do not take priority. What’s really important here is a long list of inner qualities and personality sets – Sense of Humor, Charisma, Friendliness, Confidence, Kindness, Athleticism, etc.
Some musical instrument, public speaking, teaching, writing, drawing, playing a sport – anything really. Passion, Focus, and Discipline are at play when nurturing a talent, and pretty key in a well-rounded guy. So, yes. Talented. Oh, and being Smart is kind of a MUST.
Now the most important T:
Extremely important. All other categories pale in comparison because even if a guy fills all other qualities – if he doesn’t have a testimony – he’s just not for me.
Why, so prudish, you say? Good question.
Well, it just so happens that Testimony includes a whole boatload of other T’s – Trustworthy, True, Truthful, Thoughtful, Tender, Thankful, Temperate, and Temple-worthy.
See, now you agree with me. These are the big guns of a great person. Overall, however, he needs to love the Lord more than he loves me – he needs to love the Lord in order to love me.
“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.”
There you have it, my recipe for a fine man. But when I look at this list (oops, Agenda) – I can’t help but think that it’s for me, too. My greatest hope is that I can grow and develop these same requirements myself. I’ll let you in on a secret: I’m definitely working on it.
Now, no one should have to try and fit into someone else’s mold. For all I know, my One-to-be is creating such a List.
Bottom line, here: I’m not hoping to create a Cookie-cutter hubby. No sirree. But, in some strange way, I know that the Lord knows me – and knows him – and is watching over, strengthening, and preparing my dream guy as we speak. And, who knows, once I meet him, I may join the sap-happy, Valentine’s Day frat club too.
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