When I was in high school, I had a few different boyfriends. I know that sounds bad, but I was looking for confirmation and love in that area of my life. I truly believe it stemmed from the type of relationship I had with my dad. I wanted someone to spend time with me, someone who gave me their approval... someone who would tell me they loved me.
I was the type of girlfriend that gave her all and was looking for a long term relationship.
Unfortunately, three of the boyfriends that I had... cheated on me. I ended up not going to prom my junior or senior year because one boyfriend bought a new hat instead of tickets and the other decided to go to a party.
I would spend many nights crying myself to sleep. Praying. Asking God to help me find a guy that would love me and wouldn't cheat on me.
I also prayed that in the future, God would bless me with two children... a boy and a girl.
I used to regret going through those things. Now, I don't. It caused me to pray and ask God for what I wanted in my life.
He answered my prayers.
I've been married to my wonderful husband for 20 years. He is always there for me, loves to spend time with me, he's faithful, he takes care of me, is a great father and tells me that he loves me multiple times a day.
The boy and girl that I prayed for... I received. In that exact order.
My family means the world to me. And I'm so happy that I prayed those prayers many years ago and that God listened and answered.
Don't be afraid to ask God what you would like in your life. He may not answer them all. He may not answer them in the way you had imagined. But... He hears your prayers!!