Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Remember Your First Love~ A Dating Column by Haley Oscar

 Mistletoe, snow ball fights and long, winter walks through the 20 feet of snow, if you live in Wisconsin, describe one, special holiday. Christmas is in the air! The greatest holiday is upon us! People go out of their way to buy their loved ones a gift, and when I say that,I mean tackle and attack to get the sales on gifts they will get you, on Black Friday of course. Other than the attacks and the "Merriment" of the season, December tends to be a romantic time of the year as well. We all want that special someone to be there with us. We all secretly hope for him to somehow end up under that mistletoe on Christmas Eve with you. Let's face it, EVERYTHING about this holiday screams romance, and it screams it even louder if you live in Wisconsin.  It seems to snow every three hours here!
In this season of romance, crazy shoppers and insane amounts of shoveling, we seem to forget the real reason why we have Christmas in the first place. We seem to forget that 2,000 years ago, a little baby was being born to parents who had no idea about what this baby would do. They would love Him dearly and teach Him right as He grew. He would grow up to be an amazing speaker. Large crowds would follow Him wherever He would go. They were attracted to His words. He would give these people hope. He would show them true love and He would heal their sickness and their broken hearts. He would love YOU so much that one day, He would die so you didn't have too.
That would be years down the line from that single moment. Then and their, this baby boy was being brought into the world through a miracle. His parents would look down at him in awe, totally unaware of what this baby would grow up to be and, one day, do.
 As you go through this season of wants, I encourage you to focus on the real meaning of Christmas. If Mr. Winter Romance hasn't made his way to you yet, then relax. He'll make his way to you in God's perfect timing. Put your focus on the true lover you have now, Christ. Try reading the stories of Jesus' birth in Matthew 1:18-25, 2:1-12 and Luke 1:26-56, 2:1-40. You could give a gift to that Ebenezer Scrooge in your life. Show him or her a little of Jesus' love for them. Who knows, they may get out of the Scrooge attitude. You could even write a letter to your future husband telling him that you're thinking about him in this season, maybe even drop a little hint to him about that mistletoe fantasy of yours!
With that I wish you a very Merry Christmas full of blessings and love!
Song of Songs 2:16


  1. LOVE the article... It really gets you thinking. Thanks so much Haley! God bless you!
    :) Nadia

  2. I totally agree with the mistletoe fantasy :)

  3. Awesome! I love how you mixed a little of the Christmas story in with your love and romance article.