Thursday, July 15, 2010

Show us your single guys

The single guy in my life is my friend, Dale. He's 25, lives in west Texas, and is super sweet.

Dale graduated two years ago with a degree in biology. This seemed a little out of character as his real passion is acting. He's good and I will link to his youtube channel. (this and this are two of my favorites)

Dale has a great sense of humor and a good set of morals too. He is a Christian and he has conservative political views. He loves to watch movies, and he also loves to act and make movies as well. One of his favorite movies is Say Anything. And he also love comedies; one of his favorite actors is Jim Carrey.

Dale and I did go on one date several years ago and it was great, but we also have some pretty big differences in our political views that would have kept us from ever being successful as a couple. (He's a republican*.) Anyways, he drove, opened doors and paid. Dale believes in chivalry and he treats all women with respect. Dale’s biggest flaw has to be the fact that he has trouble talking to women. He stammers at first, but once he gets comfortable around someone, the stammer stops.

He is always there for anyone who needs him. One day I was lonely and he hopped in his car and drove 45 min just to hang out because I needed someone. He also helped me move furniture around when I wanted to rearrange my living room and at the end of this semester, he helped me move out of my apartment.

(*I don't have anything against republicans in general- but i do think it matters when it comes to dating. Dale and I just don't talk about politics anymore.)

(all photos are from Dale's facebook page.)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Trusting in God

So I'm getting married in December. At least, that was the plan. The thing is, my church, the church that I've gone to for my whole life, the church where I've grown up, the church that I was baptized in, the church that my parents were married in, doesn't have a floor right now. Or pews. Or, really anything in the sanctuary. In 2008, there was this hurricane. And it took almost a year to get the education wing of the building back up. And we've been worshiping in our fellowship hall since it's been finished. But we're still waiting on insurance money for the sanctuary. And right now, it literally has no foundation. When I first got engaged, a month ago, everyone seemed hopeful that it would be ready for a December wedding. But now, people are less hopeful. And theoretically, we could just push the date back. But we were planning to move away right after Christmas and we want to do that as husband and wife. (We don't believe that we should live together before we get married.) So I really don't know what to do. I can't bring myself to choose a different church. Ever since I was a little girl I have always pictured myself walking down that aisle. When I think about finding a different location, I feel like crying. I’m trying my hardest to just trust in God, but I need some help with that right now.

On another note, since I feel like I’ve only been asking for prayers for myself lately, please lift little Bennet up. He was born a few days ago way too early and needs some prayers. Also S.I.F is starting her IVF process in the next few days and we are all praying she gets a healthy baby (or two!) soon. And my wonderful friend Krystal’s (no blog, so no link, sorry) mom is still battling cancer. Their family really needs prayers right now too. And a sweet couple at my church is having a baby, and there might be something wrong. They’ll be finding out soon what’s going on. Please pray that all goes well for their family.

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