Thursday, October 21, 2010

Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man...

...of mine."

When I stop and think, really think, about the life I lead on a daily basis, it is absolutely impossible not to believe in miracles.  For example, take a look at this guy.  Just look.

10 years ago this summer was the first time I laid eyes on him, and after 10 long years it seems that I am finally ready (willing?) to tell my story, our story. For so long it was something I hid away inside myself, more comfortable with the speculations swirling around me than the raw, real truth of it all.  I have a lot of guilt about the way it all went down, but there is One who makes all things work together for good.  And when I think about it, and look around, why, every where I look there is good.

This life we have is good.

I met Jason the summer I turned 16.  My dad had registered my sister and I for a Christian Worldview Conference, and we had decided it was incredibly uncool and we refused to go.  Still, as frequently happens when you are a minor, our parents won and we found ourselves in Virginia.  I wish I could say I remembered a lot about that week.  I don't.  I made some friends, giggled with my sister about all the cute boys and generally enjoyed myself.

On the last evening of the conference, we had a talent show.  Neither my sister nor I was interested in participating so we were there with everyone else, cheering on the brave few who made their way to the stage.  It was during this performance that a piece of candy came sailing from who knows where and plopped gently in my lap.  I jumped.  Not to appear completely ridiculous, I ignored it.  Then came another.  And another.  We stood to applaud someone and I turned toward my sister, but my eyes were up a few rows.  And there he was, smiling broadly.

To Be Continued....
J pre-Lyd
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  1. You two make such a beautiful couple. I was only around you for about 3 hrs but you are such a team <3

  2. So cute you two. From some statements you have made in past posts I have wondered about your story, Im looking forward to reading more!

  3.'ve got me very interested for the to be continued!
    Thanks for you kind comment at my place!

  4. I've heard the basics of your story back on xanga but I can't wait to hear the rest of the story on here. :). You are a gifted writer .

  5. To be continued? Awww..... i was really getting into this story lol :)

  6. is there more to this story yet?

  7. Wondering if there are links to the rest of this story somewhere... can't seem to find them. :)

  8. At the request as some family members, I stopped writing them. At some point, I will finish.


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