Monday, July 28, 2008

Giddy Bliss

That's my official status. Never thought I'd be there, but I am. You see, tonight I spent a wonderful night at home. Where Jason came over with his youngest son Donovan and made dinner for us all. I baked cookies. We watched Shreck. We talked...a lot.

Why I am in a state of giddy bliss? Love. The choice is love and I love Jason. It's been two months and I know that's not a lot of time. But it's apparently enough time for me to feel this way and want to make this choice. For those of you who have known me for years, you know that I wouldn't say any of this if I didn't really, truly believe it.

Jason. Jason is a software developer for the Air Force. He's 33. He has two sons, 8 and 5, from a previous marriage. He's an incredibly active member at a large church here, Community Bible Church. He is incredibly handy and his cleaning abilities could rival my Grandma Sass's.

Why announce to the world that I love Jason tonight? Well, after a conversation surrounding life, love, and other things I discovered how well he understands the role I play as a teacher at a Christian institution. He understands I may need some time to adjust to this change in my life. He loves me for me. There's a lot more to the conversation but I don't feel like putting it out there for the entire world to read. But in the end it made me so happy I wanted to burst and I have never, ever felt that way in my whole life.

We still have a lot to go through. The beginning of the school year is the first hurdle in my mind. My time is not my own once the year begins. There are many others...different churches is another. We've had so many great conversations about Baptism, the Holy Spirit, and I know more will come and I'm looking forward to them.

So friends, this is where I am in life right now. Please pray for continued guidance as this relationship continues to develop.

I'll be posting pictures soon of WI and maybe even one or two of Jason. :)

Until then, God Bless!


Rev. Jedidiah said...

Kari, I love you and am so happy for you!

Anna, pretending to by Jed right now

Nina said...

That's AWESOME! Keep me posted!

Love ya girl,

Miss Barz said...

I completely understand, dear friend! I am so excited and happy for you both! My prayers are indeed with you!

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Jodi Nierman said...

Happy to hear the bliss and wisdom in your voice, Kari. Look forward to more posts.
Jodi :)