Optimist by nature and practice, believer that attitude IS everything. So I am even grateful to be here on OKCupid! Well, grateful it exists at least. Playful and enthusiastic, personable, easy-going yet passionate about things, Christian, teacher, thoughtful, a talker, at times goofy, honest, confident but hopefully not a ass, curious, quick to laugh especially to ease awkward moments, good communicator including talking about (heaven forbid for a guy) FEELINGS, introspective, imperfect but forgiven, physically active, VERY affectionate, UGA graduate and DAWG fan.
Five Love Languages
Men REALLY need another name for this!! But mine are quality time and physical touch. Geesh..... Does that make me sound like a stalking pervert? Good Grief!
Things I Love and Do
Love playing men and mixed ALTA tennis, golf (Yes, even with women), and softball. Sports including college football, Braves, Falcons and March Madness, starting a dance floor, traveling, the beach, hanging out with a glass of wine or mean margaritas, real wood fires, any couch for two. Laughter in any form, watching my daughters (14 and 16) grow up and discover who they are, learning something new, musical tastes all over the map, live theater (Just bought Season Tickets to Fox Broadway Series), laundry (total lie!!), parks, festivals, “campy” fun things (ex. Grease Sing-a-long at the Fox), singing in the shower or car, singing in your ear.
Things I Promise:
I’ll look like my pictures (actually lost 10lbs since beach pictures), I will act like my parents taught me, I’ll open the door for you, I’ll make you laugh or die trying. Eventually, I’ll say something dumb. If you do the same, I’ll forgive you. If you forgive me, I might flirt a bit.
Things I Hope You Are
Someone funny and fun, easy to know and love, outgoing and outstanding, down to earth and family oriented. Ready for balance…….
Thanks for reading my long profile. The rest is a love story from my parents. It's a relationship that defines me to this day.
I Know What Love Is
It’s a few days before Christmas 2011, the last Christmas season before the death of my Dad that coming Spring. My parents, my two child and I had been running errands for what seemed like days. As we made our rounds I began to
notice something different about my parents. I watched this wonderful couple, both in their 80s, holding hands far more often than I had ever
remembered before. Now, they were always affectionate but not like this, not walking in and out of Wal-Mart affectionate. I was curious and asked, "Mom, what's up with you and Dad holding hands so much these days"? The answer from my Mother came with a simple smile, "Sweetheart, it's for Balance".
Over the years this wonderful couple had leaned on one another for so many mental, emotional and spiritual needs that it made complete sense that the need for physical balance would be fulfilled, not with the cane and walker they both possessed, but rather by leaning on one another. Two halves once again making a whole as they stepped up each curb, one person at a time, using each other for support, traversing each rough patch that their path put before them together as one.
I think most of us seek to find that "one of a kind for us” person whose hand we can hold steady and support as they step up on the curb of life and who we, in turn, will trust to be there for us when we take that leap of faith to join them. But finding that perfect “match” can seem as if we are searching for the "Holy Grail". But that day reminded me that the search is a worthy one. Because I've seen the blueprint, I've seen the vision, I've seen balance.