At my best, I am thoughtful and inquisitive, easy-going, creative, and very real. My intelligence overlies deep emotions and my playfulness and dry humor bring a certain resilience. I love to learn, both the big picture and the fine details, and do so quickly and easily.
I am a confessional Lutheran with strong beliefs and views — but what I really want is harmony, because disagreements can drain me; the home should be a refuge. Two years in Fort Wayne (not in seminary) strengthened a love for the liturgy. I was also learning to sing in the choir; Kantor said he wouldn't give up on me. ;)
I am a third-year osteopathic medical student at a school in East Tennessee. I find the body fascinating, and classmates look to me for help with anatomy, physiology, and especially the manipulation/manual medicine we're learning. Last year for our spring gala my classmates voted me best at the manipulation; this year they voted me most likely to become faculty! I'm currently out on rotations - my core site is in Virginia, with electives elsewhere.
Children delight me. I have one sister, but a large extended family; whatever the effort, I think a large family would be a wonderful gift for our children and grandchildren, and even for ourselves.
I want a confessional Lutheran woman. If you aren't sure what that means, well, I remember what I've had to learn, and know the need to be charitable — growth comes from Law and Gospel, not arguing. And I need someone kind and forgiving myself! I want a best friend who is intelligent and creative in a fascinating way, who can contribute her own crafty ideas while understanding and enjoying what I have to share. Romantic while enjoying the simple things in life. True grace and elegance come from the inside. I shouldn't say too much more, as I'm sure the person I fall in love with will prove me wrong about something.