Yes, I am a widow. Yes, I am lonely. Yes, I am ready to find someone. And yes, I'd like to find someone.
~ BUT ~
This does not make me vulnerable anymore. It does not make me desperate. It does not make me "easy" or "loose."
I have standards, I have morals, and I will NOT settle just because I'm alone. I'm traditional, I'm modest, I don't like today's world of dating. It doesn't make sense to me, at all. I will not date someone just for fun, I will only court someone because I believe they have the potential to be my husband and a father figure to my three sons.
My husband was an amazing man, he was a man of God. That was one of the very first things that attracted me to him. His devotion and passion that he had for the work of God, and for others was incredible. It may take years to find a man with the same zeal, and that is also willing to accept the boys and me and our situation. But when/if it happens, it will make it so much sweeter that I decided to hold to my standards and convictions and wait (on a physical and emotional level) for that man.
In the meantime, only men that are serious about taking on our family and are interested on settling down (and not breaking my heart), are welcome to approach me. Otherwise, please do not waste either one of our time.
Proverbs 15:25 - The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.