Dumped on Valentine’s Day? Really?

Don’t worry by the title – my husband and I are still happily married. But as I thought over Valentine’s Day this week I remembered that nineteen years ago I was, in fact, dumped on Valentine’s Day. That morning my boyfriend and I exchanged gifts and sweet words but by evening he was headed to a singles game show hoping to get a date with another girl. “What a jerk,” you might think. And yes, I was heart broken but now the memory truly makes me laugh.

I am thrilled with my life, my husband, and my family. I wouldn’t want it to turn out any different. But as I reflect on my past relationships almost all of them had quite unique break-ups. (Don’t worry I am going somewhere with this.)

Here are a few of my favorites. (I am not making these up)

  • All thinks are permissible but not all things are beneficial – I don’t think you are beneficial.
  • Jane Doe asked me out. At the beginning of the year I wanted to date you or Jane Doe. And well… I’ve dated you.
  • Michelle asked me today if you and I were still dating – I told her no.

There are more but I need to move on.

As I was trying to develop an idea for my book, Susan May Warren suggests finding something unique about you and make it a story. I know crazy breaks ups, and so that is where I began my story. In fact my Heroin’s opening scene is her getting dumped on Valentines Day. Boy, did I have fun writing that scene.

Romans 8:28 says “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Whether you write or not, God can take those not so happy memories and use them for good. But if you write, they might just make your next great story.

What is something unique to you that would make a great story?

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