Let's see... when this post publishes I will be at my mom's! Yipee! I am not sure if we will be watching The Bachelorette tonight (wait, is it even on??), but in honor of it being Monday, I thought I'd share some of my thoughts on the subject.
I love The Bachelor(ette)! Yes, it's superficial. Yes, it's catty. Yes, I know it's a "real-life" showed that is planned out and edited to make us think/feel/react in certain ways. I know.
But, I don't love it for the drama. I actually enjoy it more when there is no unnecessary drama (I am sure I'm in the minority on this one!). Or how cute the guys are for the season (although, that helps!). Or to see what amazing "dates" the show takes us on.
I watch it because I genuinely love watching people fall in love.
Even if I don't always connect with the bachelor(ette) that season, I still love being part of their love journey. It's fun (sometimes funny!), albeit scary, nerve-racking and the sort, but isn't that what happens in real life anyway? I would assume, as I don't have first-hand experience.
In a way... the show gives me hope! I don't want all the crazy and elaborate things (although I would never say no to a helicopter ride flying over some gorgeous location). What I desire most is the love that God has called me to... first with Him, and then as a wife.
I desire the butterflies in my stomach.
I desire the smile on my face that just won't go away.
I desire loving someone so deeply, that I hurt when they hurt. And rejoice when they rejoice!
I desire being loved for exactly who I am, flaws and all.
And, I desire that most with Jesus himself. And, I hope that I can continue to fall more in love with Him, so that I am prepared to love (and be loved) by my husband.
|from the #LiveLikeEric FB page|
I do think overall, the show has done a wonderful job at highlighting what a wonderful guy he seemed to be. I hope and pray for his family and friends as they continue through the grieving process. #LiveLikeEric has gone viral, and is helping spread his mission and passion of philanthropy and love of travel, new cultures and finding the "awesome" everywhere in the world.
Rest in peace, Eric.