Call me old fashioned, but I could really appreciate a man who still goes to church every Sunday. I pretty much follow that myself. Religion and origin are important to me, they aid in your growth as a human roaming this earth. As for family, they’re super important to me too, and if it comes to this, I could really use a man who can appreciate the sanctity of marriage and a happy home. In my definition of a family, it may include having family, parents, nearby. Not because we need them for support anymore, but because we want them around. I need someone who will know that time is of the essence, and that it should never be taken for granted. I would want him to understand that having parents near us, or even living with us, might be a great blessing. Though other middle aged persons may not approve of this notion, feeling as if they’ll never grow up, or mature the way that they should, I’ve come to really enjoy and consider myself blessed for being able to personally know my grandparents, whereas other people may have sloughed this privilege off. This has been an amazing experience in this journey to building something for myself that I can call home later.
It just seems that people don’t appreciate it enough anymore. Some brought it to my attention that this is more a set of good morals or good values, but a lot of others just think it’s a drag. I think it’s important to be comfortable in your own values and your own standards, even for yourself. If you settle, or downgrade yourself, you’re only stunting your own growth in the long run. Oh, and you won’t be happy. Be comfortable in your own skin, even if a lot of people may not think or say kind things about it.