To be completely honest. To communicate. To communicate. To communicate. Once the lines of communications break, nothing good is going to come out of it.
I've learned to trust that no matter what happens to me, God is with me and can see me through anything. Also, I've learned to be confident in my own abilities. To not get married without serious consideration and plenty of time to get to know each other, like at least a year. A person's temperament changes seasonally. It's better to find out beforehand that you don't have a Scrooge or Grinch at Christmas, someone who gets moody when it's tax time or is addicted to football in the fall and hockey from September to May!
I've learned to compromise, to allow my partner to speak freely without interrupting him, to have calm discussions, to not sweat the little things.
I appreciate respect. That's one of the main things that I learned. That I deserve respect and will not settle for less.
Being an Adventist means putting God the Father and Jesus first in my life. It means not compromising on sacred issues like the Sabbath, Creation, or the state of the dead.
Being a Christian means living a life that is led by Christ. Asking Jesus to live in my heart each and every day. It means learning to accept His will for me, even if it's difficult, painful, and not what I want for myself.
Raising my children to value these principles. Acting like a Christian as much as is humanly possible, 24/7. It means giving without expecting in return, sacrificing so that I can give to His people. Whether it be a sacrifice of time, money or talent.
I had it here and then I erased everything to start over fresh. So, I can't remember the verse at midnight, tonight, but it's the one about the children suffering not, but being invited into his presence. I love how God turns things into parables we can understand and in this verse, we're reminded that unless we become as children—innocent, naive, open, accepting... we will not be in heaven.
This is such a powerful verse to me. He's saying stop making everything so difficult. Just love me and keep my commandments.
"Nutmegger" means Connecticut native. Unfortunately, I’ve spent my entire adult life away from there. I wish I could be back, New England has something special that you just can't get out of your system.
In any relationship, there has to be a physical attraction before you can develop a deeper bond beyond that. I suppose unless you are literally blind. Whether it’s the shape of the body, the type of hair, the way the corner of the mouth turns up in a smile or the twinkle in the eye. I’m not immune to physical factors, just like I’m sure you aren’t either. I know when I see a face whether I feel attracted or not. So do you. I’m hoping that it won’t stop with physical attributes alone. I’m willing to look beyond first impressions to listen to your dreams and hopes; to hear about your walk with God.
I've been married for a total of 29 1/2 years. My first husband was 12 years older than me and my second was a year younger. From now on, you have to have been born no more than five years before me, and you have to be past any and all midlife crisis lurking over your head. I refuse to be caught up in a midlife crisis again! lol
I've heard every line, and this girl isn't falling for any of them, anymore. I want a relationship where the guy I love, is head over heels in love with me, too. I want to have a real bond with someone who shares the same values, who wants to spend time with me, not his bachelor buddies, or perched in front of the TV watching sports, news, or reality TV full time.
I(/span) love mid-century modern design. Think blonde or teak furniture, straight lines, and aqua and blue/green colors. Almost all my furniture is mid-century and/or family heirlooms. It's a style that can be just as relative today as it was then. My favorite magazine is Atomic Ranch. My favorite artists are Kandinski and Charley Harper. But I like a lot of different types of art, sculpture, paintings, multi-media, etc.
I don't like country music, or any form of it either. Like alternative country, grassroots country, country and western, classic country, folk country, etc., etc., etc.
I don't like spicy food! Period. No, you cannot persuade me to try it, I won't like it. I am physically allergic to black pepper. I love raspberries, peaches, dark, dark chocolate. My favorite has sea salt in it. I don't eat mushrooms, ALL melons or bananas! Yuk! I won't force you to try my favorites either. I hate the smell of fish and seafood. It makes me want to hurl, but I love to smell the barbecue grilling, the fresh taste of corn on the cob and fried okra. I may be a Nutmegger, but my mom is from the South, so I love grits, too, with butter and salt, no sugar and cream on grits! I love cream of wheat, to make granola, brownies, and pancakes. I make THE BEST pancakes ever!
I have a real genuine laugh, and I'm NOT afraid to use it! I hate phony people. Okay, PC: I hate it when people act like phonies. Be real. You're not fooling anyone but yourself.
I lived in Alaska for about 3 years. I love the state, and I'm still a legal resident as I am a full-time student. I just returned from an extra long weekend in Wasilla/Anchorage. It was breathtakingly beautiful with unbelievably crisp, cool air to breathe! Just like I remembered. style="font-weight:bold;")I prefer cooler climates with NO humidity! That's one reason I want to live in Alaska. (Specifically Anchorage) I hate being hot and sweaty!
I like sweater weather, wearing hats, a guy in a suit and tie, and relaxed time, ="font-weight:bold;")together. I'm a hopeless romantic and I wear my heart on my sleeve.
Now I know that there is no way you know enough about me to know whether or not we might be friends or more, and there's only one way to find out. Write to me. And ask some more questions. I'd be happy to answer them the best I can.