I’m a very enthusiastic person. Passionate. When I get excited about something, I dive in with everything.
I’m eternally hopeful. This means I get hurt a lot, but I believe some things (friendships, principles, ideals) are worth the risk. “I’m still a dreamer, a believer. I’ve lost my faith in so many things, but I still believe in You.”
A big part of me still wishes I had a tree house.
“I love old things. They make me feel sad.” “What’s good about sad?” you may ask. “It’s happy for deep people.” Sorry. Couldn’t resist the quote. I do love old things, but they don’t make me sad, they make me think. I love the stories that you hear a whisper of when you find or examine something that’s older than your grandparents. I have a coin collection, and my oldest one is an 1873 Indian Head penny. Where all has that penny been in 140 years? How many stories has it seen? One of my life goals is to own a metal detector and find things of historical or financial significance. Or maybe just some really cool looking old stuff.
I also collect coins from around the world. I love to travel, to see the beauty that God has created in nature and in cultures. (If you Christian boys have a problem with that last one, read Eternity in Their Hearts by Don Richardson). I like to go places and try new things. It bothers me that there is so much of Houston that I haven’t explored. Too often, practicality and comfort quench my thirst for discovery and my wanderlust. I want someone who will hold my hand and lead me into new adventures, new horizons.
That is ultimately the person for whom I am looking. God has a plan for me, a story that He wants to write for His glory. He has made me compassionate and contemplative and passionate and with an adventurous spirit on purpose. I believe He wants to use me to reach the world for Him, and I’m looking for someone with the same call to take my hand and to fight and build and love and sacrifice along side of me. I believe He could use me without a partner, a comrade, a fellow soldier, but I am flawed. It may be His plan to bring someone to me who complements my strengths and makes up for and encourages me to overcome my weaknesses.
And, because I’m pretty truthful, here’s some negative: I procrastinate, and I’m perpetually late. I don’t do either of these intentionally or out of a lack of consideration. Some struggles just take longer to overcome.