Love Life (mine that is!)

If you’ve been wondering why I’ve been so scarce, it’s because there’s a new woman in my life (and she’s not the cat!). A most beautiful and intelligent one at that and I’ve been spending pretty much all the time I can spare with her (you would too, if you were me). Unfortunately, she lives 5 hours away, so that means I only get to see her on the weekends. Mind you, the drive is worth it, it just cuts into my free time for doing other things (like blogging, etc.). Plus, as I’m a bit twitterpated, I’m just not able to get much intellectual steam up for writing :).
In any case, it is truly amazing what God will do for us when we get out of the way and let Him. He’s led me to someone with a similar background, tastes and desires and I am very thankful for that. It’s usually that way, when we finally turn God loose and stop trying to do things all on our own, that’s when He can really do a work. Not only has He led me to someone physically, mentally and emotionally appealing to me, she’s also spiritually appealing and challenging. And I need to be challenged spiritually, having been a Christian essentially my entire life, I find it entirely too easy to be complacent about my relationship with Christ, it’s good to have someone who can kick me in the spiritual butt now and again. Challenges are good, they keep you sharp and help prevent that complacency.
So, to sum up, I’m ridiculously happy at the moment and tend to walk around with a silly grin.

2 thoughts on “Love Life (mine that is!)”

  1. I’m so happy for you Jim!!!!!!!

    Before we were married, my husband and I lived four hours away, so I completely understand what you mean. We’d take turns making the drive each weekend. We did it for over a year before I moved. VERY much worth it!

    I like your use of the word “twitterpated.” That word was (still is) used by my friends to describe ME. *grin*

    Well, have a wonderful time with your new sweetie. Will you grin sillily at your webcam sometime???

  2. Congratulations, Jim! I know *exactly* how you feel. God brought me together with my lovely bride about eight years ago via the Internet. She was beginning a PhD program at Indiana University and I was a relatively new single dad in St. Louis, about 300 miles away. We’re happier today than we were then.

    I used to think mushy love songs were for, well, the twitterpated. Now I *know *they are, and I’m proud to count myself among the twitterpated!

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