Monday, July 19, 2010

So, Yeah- I'm Dating Someone :)

So a couple of people have made the complaint comment that I have blogged about a lot of things, except the fact that I am dating someone. So this is the official post announcement for those who care haha :)

For those who know me well, you know that I have never been much of a dater, so this is kind of big news. So much so that some people didn't believe me when I first told them LOL. Whether it was that I didn't have the time, the patience, or the desire, it's just not something that has characterized my life. But more than my own ridiculous personality, early in college the Lord led me to be fairly conservative in my dating life. I've never been one to date just for fun or to have a meal paid for (I know girls who do...) It just doesn't fit my personality, and I have had a lot of things that I have needed to work on with the Lord and my relationship with Him, without adding another person to the equation. And I guess you could say I have been picky wisely selective.

In the past few years, I have just really enjoyed being single, which is a complete blessing from the Lord. I have been able to be a part of a growing singles group at my church, and I really enjoy encouraging single women in developing their relationship with the Lord, rather than looking for their identity/purpose in a guy. God has truly blessed me in my single life, and I have loved being able to serve Him during this period of time. There is so much freedom and joy in being content with it just being you and Christ.

And then Mike came along :) Alright, I will admit it: I actually had a crush on him last fall. But since I didn't really know him super well, and never thought he would be interested in me, I let it go. A couple of weeks before he asked me out, I had started thinking about him again. You have to understand that there is a large part of me that absolutely hates being super know the whole over-analyzing, "does he like me?" or "he said 'hi' to me, does that mean something?" or "he wouldn't ever be interested in me, would he?"...ugh. No thanks. So the fact that a boy was constantly on my mind was really frustrating for me lol. I actually had a conversation with the Lord and told Him that either (a) this boy needed to ask me out or (b) I needed him out of my head. Mike asked me out that same night. How can you deny that answer to prayer? ;)

I can hardly believe it, but we've been dating for 3 months already. It has been fun to spend time with him and get to know him better. He has been such a blessing, and I still feel like I don't deserve to be with someone so great. He absolutely loves the Lord, and he challenges me in my walk with Christ in so many ways. And he has been super patient with me as I navigate my way through this whole dating idea (remember- not much of a dater, so you can only imagine...haha).

So there you have it- I am dating someone. And because I have just resolved to embrace the girliness and think this picture is really cute, here is one of the two of us:




  1. I don't believe you I need more than one picture LOL...JK, JK!!!! This is good friend! ;o)

  2. Who is Mike? Have I met him before??? lol