Thank You! To the Men Who Made Efforts to Date Me
I want to apologies to the men who asked me out and I said no and to the men who asked me to be in a committed relationship with and I said no. I was not ready. But I also want to thank you and I want to thank the men who asked me out and I said yes, but it didn’t work out.
Thank you for being gentle with me. Thank you for respecting my boundaries and for not pushing me. Thank you for not attempting to kiss me because without you knowing you were healing my heart!
Thank you for treating me with patience and kindness. Thank you for not retaliating with mean words after I offended you or hurt your heart. I’m so sorry if I offended you or hurt your heart. I’m sorry, I was trying to heal my heart. The little girl inside of me was trying to trust you, but could not. The little girl inside of me was beginning to learn that not all men are bad.
So again thank you for opening doors and for telling me that I’m pretty, beautiful, gorgeous, stunning beyond measure; thank you for telling me that I have astounding natural classy beauty. Most of all thank you for not using those words to try to get something sexual from me. Thank you for not sexualizing me. Thank you for telling me all the things you love about me while respecting me like a gentle rose. Thank you for calling me sister in Christ.
Thank you for taking time to approach me. Thank you for investing your time on me. Thank you for pursuing me even after I pushed you away time after time.
Thank you for searching and finding my keys when I lost them. Thank you for driving to the city to make sure I got to eat at my favorite restaurant even when you hate driving downtown. Thank you for driving one hour to meet me at my gym and to buy me dinner. Thank you for letting me eat off your plate. Thank you for being punctual, you gained my trust. Thank you for cleaning my nose.
Thank you for taking me to the movies. Thank you for walking me to my car under the rain. Thank you for looking at me intensely then taking my pictures. Thank you for looking at my pictures intensely and then sharing them with me.
Thank you for sharing your stories with me. Thank you for sharing your hearts with me. Thank you for being honest about your struggles and why I did not deserve you. Thank you for telling me I deserve better and for pushing me away so that I could search for the one God has for me. Thank you for telling me the truth about not believing in Jesus. Thank you for letting me go with truth, peace, and gentleness. Thank you for seeing me. Thank you for seeing my worth. Thank you for telling me I’m this amazing woman.
I cried when I got home each time one of you told me that. I cried because I know it’s true. I cried because your words were healing my heart and I was thankful for you. I cried because I was thankful for your good heart and yet regretful because we did not match. I was regretful that you were not punctual or reliable, or that you didn’t believe in Jesus, or that we didn’t see eye to eye on life styles, or that you had emotional struggles that you were not ready to work on. You have all been good, so good, one way or another! Thank you!
Thank you for representing strong and protective masculinity. I want you to know that I pray for every single one of you. I pray for your hearts to be healed. I pray for your success. I pray for peace. I pray that God will bring to you an amazing woman as your wives. Most of all I pray that you will finally make peace with Jesus and surrender to his love. There is nothing better than His warm fierce love.