I home school my 6 an 12 y.o. grandsons, with a 2 week old grandson and barely 1 y.o. grand daughter waiting in the wings, which keeps me very busy during the week, yet not like full speed ahead like life used to be when raising children as a single mother and working full-time AND home schooling. My pondering brings me to realizing that I want to share myself and my life with a like-minded man, go on adventures if just for an hour, but better yet cross country during the summer, seeing the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, the battle grounds on the east coast, the White House (after Obama leaves, of course).
I am what - let's see - very easy to get along with, exceptionally honest, caring, helpful, independent, and quite literally aching for a new mission whether it be taking the Jesus Film to the homeless under the local bridges, or going to Africa to help in an orphanage, or simply take in a foster transitional youth. I'm devoted to God and my grandchildren and would love to be devoted to a wonderful, Christian man whom I am currently praying for - whoever you are, and wherever you are :) Don't get me wrong, though. I'm so not desperate - just getting older, and not so sure I want to go it alone, anymore. Whatever God has in mind for me for my future, though, shall prevail :)
I enjoy the great outdoors, but certainly don't get out as often as I'd like. Hike through the woods, taking the dogs to the lake, or my grandson up to the archery range at the park, beach combing, and I love camping but camping does not like my aching body in the morning! I dream about having a camper with real beds! Saving up for a bicycle, too. I also enjoy board games, but just discovered that my decades-old Scrabble game has gone missing... ggrrr...
I'm not a Bible thumper, but love my Bible beyond words. I love learning about Jesus and how God wants me to live in order to experience and have the life that He knows is best for me. And I am devoted to trying to be the example Jesus needs me to be in order to show people who Jesus is. If this sounds like I am one who will pounce on anyone who will listen, just know that it is actually the opposite. I try to live my life as an example of how Jesus lived here on earth...passionate, compassionate, loving, caring, helpful, gently reaching out to help those in need without criticism of where they are in life and in their spirit-walk, and verbally sharing Christ with them only if they are ready to listen (i.e. if the Holy Spirit urges me). I gladly share, yet would never turn anyone off by pressing any of my beliefs. I avoid the trappings of religion and man-made rules that supposedly get us closer to God, and have found a wonderful church full of people who simply have Jesus in their lives, without the trappings of gossip, criticism, judgmental attitudes, etc. That said, I am also 420 friendly as a sleep aid, and also enjoy sipping wine in the evenings as a pain reliever. It just helps the bones and mind relax, God made, and "natural"!
Oh - I don't yell or throw things, either and insist my home is a safe and peaceful haven for anyone who needs it and will respect it and those who live here (which currently is only me in 10 more days). Disagreements must be handled with care, love and concern and of the utmost importance... with respect.
Oh - can not forget to add this...I own guns and am not afraid to use them if I have to. Had an incident, once, where I heard a prowler outside. Grabbed my shotgun, loaded it, grabbed my keys and locked myself out of the house, because my grandbaby was sleeping inside. Went out onto the front porch,cocked the shotgun (because even animals know that sound) as a warning. I then stealthed around to the side of the house where I heard the rustling (on the only side of the house with no windows), ready to shoot if need be, only to see my tenant dealing with the garbage! What relief! What relief also to know that I had the courage to do what I had to do - and as important or more, I will not shoot on sight! Seriously good to know - lol!
Let's chat, get to know each other a bit and see if meeting in person is a next, obvious step :)
First dates are tough! The anxiety as the day approaches, the wondering about him - is he safe, is he honest, does he have anger issues that I won't see until I care for him deeply, is he handsome in person, will there be chemistry, will I make a fool of myself?... Yet - to be surprised and to surprise myself with a wonderful time together with free-flowing conversation, ease in those silent moments, calmed nerves makes it all worthwhile.
That said, a stroll through the woods, or beach combing, or going to a relaxed event sounds great - or just meet for coffee or glass of wine. Low key, and no expectations so that we can both just relax and be our own real selves ;)