Friday, October 10, 2008

falling in love.

I think that I should begin this blog with the open admittance that I am in love. I am currently overwhelmed with my life, but it's a good overwhelming feeling. I think it's so overwhelming because there are so many things happening that I didn't anticipate. Let me explain: I went back to Texas this past summer intending to get a job, save some money, spend time with my family, and enjoy the company of old friends. I did not, by any means, foresee finding a man that I would want to marry. However, the Lord works in mysterious ways. J.D. came to San Antonio to sell security systems for Platinum Protection. He, similarly, was not looking for love. He really wanted just to have a fun summer with his friends and stay focused on selling. Well, as the story goes, I decided, reluctantly, that I would attend church at the singles ward rather than with my family in our home ward. One of J.D.'s friends ended up inviting me over to his place to for a movie night. I thought to myself.. "These boys seem fun. We could play this summer, I suppose." After hanging out with the boys a couple of times, I decided that I really thought this J.D. character was a stud. He was so stinkin' cute and had such a happy personality. I was definitely attracted to him, but didn't plan on really doing anything about it. One night, my girlfriends and I were heading over to their place to hang out, but we were super hungry so we stopped at Whataburger. I texted J.D. and asked him if he wanted anything. He said something along the lines of.. "I just ate. But if you got me a strawberry milkshake, I wouldn't be upset." Well, of course, I got him the biggest strawberry milkshake they had and when we got to their apartment, I wouldn't let him pay me back. He texted me the next day, saying "I think I owe you for that milkshake." And I said, "Oh yeah?" And he responded, "I think I could pay you back with a date...what do you say?" We ended up going bowling and out to dinner and I was so excited and nervous and happy. Haha, still, I was thinking that this would just be a fun summer fling. Well, to make a long story short... He pretty much won me over. By the end of the summer, I realized that I really liked this guy and I didn't know what to do about it. I was super apprehensive about continuing to date him when we returned to Utah because I knew that things would probably start to get pretty serious. That freaked me out! Hello? I'm 19! Anyways, we've continued to date and it's been almost 4 months now. I can hardly believe it. J.D. is really a remarkable person. He is so selfless and willing to serve other people. I know that he will make an incredible father and an amazing husband. I love him very much and hold him so close to my heart. I am so excited to see what the future brings. . . I know that as we keep the commandments and strive to do the things we know we should, we will blessed with the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Big decisions are coming soon for me, I can feel it. I know that I can turn to the Lord for guidance and comfort in all my life's decisions. How grateful I am for that! I love my life. I love my roommates. I love my boyfriend. I love the gospel. Life is good. :)

1 comment:

Kylie said...

Summer! I don't know if you wanted me to find this but I did! haha. I love you and I'm excited you have a blog now!