I am going to jump in also on this one,
first thing i will say is what is in the past is in the past,
some of you esspecially women usually dont have a very fond memory of thier first time, and its a shame.
I can say with all honesty that if going back in a time machine,But still knowing what i know today would i change anything, and I have to honestly answer NO I wouldnt.everything we do in our lives good or bad contribute to whom we are, Like stepping stones, getting us prepared for what God has in store for us,I have made many mistakes and bad decisions in my life,and most I wouldnt change at all, simply because I would be afraid somehow it would change who i am becoming.
Who I am becoming is a person who will still do stupid things now and then, make bad decisions, and mistakes as well,but a wiser one.and one with Faith.
do i feel my fiance has cheated me out of anything? NO not at all
I totally feel God Put us together,I live 270+ miles from where i grew up, so does my fiance,we met on the internet where we currently live,she grew up 4 streets from me, and her brother used to hang out with my Brother.yet we didnt know each other existed until we met on the internet.there is much more to the story for both of us, but this in itself is what proved God did indeed exist to me and turned my life around.
I feel that had we done anything differently and not made mistakes we made,etc we still wouldnt have met,everything that happened in my life previous was prepareing me for her, she also feels the same way about me.
may sound stupid but I truely believe we are destined for certain things,and until certain other things are completed what we were destined for wont happen…
So I take full responsibility for my shortcomings,wont dwell on them except to thank God for letting me make them so i could become a better person, and instead of wishing things could be different, be thankful and happy that they did.
remember we have to forgive ourselves if we expect to be forgiven
by our creator.
so yes I look back on my past once in a while with a great big ole smile. I do admit sometimes i wonder on some things how i could be so stupid, but I also wonder when and where i grew my dads finger,
or one of his favorite sayings " when i was your age" YIKES
anyways peace to all
you have a short time in this wonderful world, dont dwell on things you cannot change,instead look at how its formed you into the person you are…
what would you be without all those mistakes?
or should I say Where would you be?