I will wait for you.

This sounds like a passive act, but I assure you it’s not. Waiting is an active choice. A promise you recommit everyday.

Waiting makes you brave.

Waiting means going to another wedding alone. It means an increasing frequency of awkward questions about why you’re still single. Waiting means spending some Friday nights at home because you declined dinner with Mr. Almost-But-Not-Quite-Right.

I will wait for you.

You and I will get lost in each other’s company. We’ll lie on our backs with interlocked fingers and watch cloud shapes all afternoon. We’ll cuddle up on the couch with warm blankets and tea and listen to the rain. You and I will climb mountains together.

You will never doubt my affection or intentions. I will wrap my arms around you and tell you I’m crazy about you every day. You will disappoint me at times, as I will surely disappoint you, but I already forgive you darling. We’ll fight and say the wrong things, but it will only bring us closer.

I will wait for you.

We’ll go to sleep at night and I’ll whisper, “I had the time of my life, fighting dragons with you today.” I’ll fall asleep the same way I’ll wake every morning… To the sound of your heartbeat  pounding in my ear.

We’ll leave spaces in our relationship. Spaces to grow and experience things separately. Spaces that will enhance our connection because we’ll constantly encourage and inspire each other. And even when we’re apart, your beauty and love will chase after me.

I won’t settle for less and I hope you won’t either.

I will wait for you. Because you are worth waiting for.

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  1. #1 by shelbyisrad on September 23, 2012 - 4:55 am

    It feels like you opened my chest and took the words from my heart I could never get out and wrote them beautifully.

    • #2 by Jaclyn Rae on September 23, 2012 - 10:48 am

      Oh, Shelby. I love it how we’re always on the same page. The man God has for you will be so lucky to snag you up someday. You’re a keeper. ♥

  2. #3 by Becky Fleming on September 23, 2012 - 9:10 am

    love this.

  3. #5 by 1 Story A Week on September 23, 2012 - 9:51 am

    That is (as always) incredible. I totally agree with you that waiting is not passive. Isaiah said that even those that wait will “run and not grow weary, walk and not faint.” I think is has become far too common for people to use “waiting” as an excuse for laziness. Whoever your waiting for better be working his butt off to become a man of integrity if he is to be worthy of you!

    • #6 by Jaclyn Rae on September 23, 2012 - 10:52 am

      Aw, you just made my day! Thank you so, so, so much for always sending me love & encouragement. Wishing you lots of grace & gumption for the day. XO

  4. #7 by juanderrful on September 23, 2012 - 10:08 am

    Wow, that was encouraging.

    As a man, it’s tough as well. Especially when everyone is off getting married.

    But I have my faith in God.
    He proved Himself two days ago, he’ll prove Himself when the time is right and she comes into my life.

    • #8 by Jaclyn Rae on September 23, 2012 - 10:55 am

      So nice to get a man’s perspective! It’s encouraging to me to know that there are strong, Godly men out there who are waiting for the same thing. I have no doubt that God will bless you with a wonderful partner in His perfect timing.

  5. #9 by overthinkingmind on September 23, 2012 - 1:16 pm

    This is so beautiful and it’s great to see that not everyone is willing to settle for Mr. Right-Now instead of Mr. Right. At the end of the day, waiting will be worth it as will mean you won’t miss him by spending time with someone who isn’t right and you won’t have to deal with the heartache of realizing you settled and now need to leave. Good luck
    Absolutely lovely post :)

    • #10 by Jaclyn Rae on September 24, 2012 - 7:11 pm

      Thank you so very much. You’ve truly blessed me. ♥

  6. #12 by Leticia S. on September 24, 2012 - 8:22 am

    Love <3 Love <3 Love <3

    This made my soul smile and you're right waiting is a promise you have to recommit everyday. :D

    Thank you, Jaclyn your words are enlightening, encouraging & so inspiring. If your every decide to write a book, I will buy it, so you can give me an autograph.

    • #13 by Jaclyn Rae on September 24, 2012 - 7:12 pm

      Honey, if I ever write a book I’ll send you the first copy! XO

      • #14 by Leticia S. on September 25, 2012 - 6:55 am

        Awe… Jaclyn, your so sweet! I really feel so honored.

        Hope you have a wonderful day and always! XO

  7. #15 by Tay on September 24, 2012 - 4:48 pm

    Hi Jaclyn!! I don’t know if you remember me, but I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now. I thought you’d be interested to know that I launched my blog today! I would love it if you could come check it out!


    • #16 by Jaclyn Rae on September 24, 2012 - 7:13 pm

      OF COURSE I remember you, Tay! I’m going to check it out right now. *hugs*

  8. #17 by blahblaholic on September 25, 2012 - 10:22 pm

    Waiting is an active choice, and surely is brave. And courageous.
    The way you described what you will do, those words are amazingly put! :)


  9. #18 by mwendethedreamer on September 26, 2012 - 8:34 am

    Wow! I really needed to read that today. Waiting is not easy!!! But then again, what can’t God do?? I will wait because He is faithful. As always, brilliant writing :).

  10. #19 by Kiersten on November 24, 2012 - 5:02 am

    This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your heart! You write with a rare sincerity, and I am so glad I came across your blog! <3

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