Guard Your Heart.
Growing up, my mother would frequently remind me of the importance of guarding my heart. She would tell me time and time again that giving someone my heart and love were some of the greatest gifts I could give them. As I got older, she would buy me books and we'd have talks and watch sermons on guarding your heart and saving yourself for marriage and everything in between.
The older I got, the more I realized that it truly was important to guard your heart. Mother knows best! From my first heartache in 2nd grade when Joel wouldn't swing on the swings with me, to the little things that get under my skin every now and again in relationships, I'm realizing how important it is to be careful with how much I give people.
Lately the Lord has really been showing me how silly I've been. Growing up, us girls wait and hope and pray for our Prince Charming to show up. We try our best to be modest and sweet and funny and all the right things that will attract a guy. We want recognition from that guy we've been pining over for the past few months.