Saturday, July 08, 2006

So, I meant to talk about this the last entry, but I got sidetracked with the photos!! LOL I believe Missy asked about my friend Carebear's love life in a comment a couple of entries ago...Well, yes, she is seeing someone right now!! LOL I'm SO happy for her, and just between us journal goddesses, I think she's found "the one"!! She's so funny & cute about it all...her mother is beside herself!! LOL (something you might not know about Carebear is that she has always been very tom-boyish & not really into girly things, which her mom really hates!! LOL She's always been like, "See, Mandy wears makeup" so we always laugh because every time Carebear does something even a little bit girly (like get her hair & nails done for a wedding), her mom is so funny & gets so excited!!)...

Anyways, the girls came over for lunch, but Carebear got there first, and we had some time to chat before English came over...She couldn't hold it in that long & spilled it about her new "friend." They met at a Habitat for Humanity project, and she said he was wearing an old '80s/'90s Christian band T-shirt, so she knew he was "safe" to talk to...Well, he had come with a group from his church, but they had already left for lunch & he'd stayed behind, so after they worked for a while, Carebear & her cousin asked him if he wanted to grab some dinner with them at Wendy's & he came. She said that afterwards, they exchanged emails & phone #'s, and they've kept in contact almost every day since!!

Let me share with you the "God-thing" in all of this (not that I'm saying that even if I couldn't "see" the God-thing, that He wouldn't be's just neat to see how He works!!) Anyways, a few months ago, I remember really being strongly impressed upon to pray for Carebear, for a future partner. I've been a Christian long enough to know that if the Lord places someone in your thoughts & heart, you should at least say a small prayer for them right then & there, because maybe they need a some intercessory prayer right then...Anyways, I believe I was in the shower, and I just got to thinking about her & her love life, and just started praying that the Lord would bring someone to her life (a friend) and that He would give her the grace to accept His will, whatever that meant. Well, when she said they'd been dating almost a month, I suddenly remembered that moment I had prayed for her!! It was roughly (because I don't log all these prayers!! LOL) around the same time she met CuteDork (that's what we'll call him because when she talks about him she says, "He's such a dork, but he's a cutie" and kinda grins all over, if ya know what I, until I meet him, that's what I'll refer to him as here...And, let me clarify that just because I have "dork" in his nickname, that is by no means a derrogatory (sp?) remark...I often refer to myself as a dork, and am proud of it!! LOL We have to embrace our dorkiness, people!! We all have at least a little bit in us!! LOL) So, anyways (I know I've said 'anyways' a lot, whatever...) Yes, she is dating someone!! :) My first impression is that this is the guy. I've seen "dating" Carebear (if you know what I mean), and this time she's different, and a GOOD different. She's all blushy & grinny & ya know, that "I'm-pretty-sure-this-is-it-but-it's-too-early-to-buy-the-Bridal-magazine IT"!! LOL I'm so happy for her!! :)

Anyways, moving on...

We have FAB's party tomorrow, and along with Missy's it's my Dad's birthday, too, so I have no idea what we're doing for that...We'll see, I guess. I think I'll get him a "lounge-around-home" outfit. Mom says that's what he's been mentioning he's wanting...Weird, but, hey, if it makes him happy :)

I'd better go. Is it a bad thing when you want to pull your hair out at 8:00p.m. and you can't blame it on PMS? Just asking :) LOL


Kelley said...

How awesome about Carebear! God works in wonderful ways!!!! And yes, she DID need someone to pray for her right then and there! Yeah for listening to the Holy Spirit!!!

Maybe we'll get to see ya tomorrow. Hubby has a visitation to attend, but we're planning on going to FAB's party!

Lots of Love!

Missy said...

WOW! That is so cool about Carebear! And even neater that you listened to that little voice to pray for her. That is why it is so great to have Christian Friends and Family!!!

Thanks for the birthday gifts (for me and FAB)...and just so you know, when I left the house last night, I-Man was helping FAB get all dressed up with her new "pretties". SO CUTE!!!

Love ya!

Sara said...

Cute pictures! I'm so jealous of your garden! I really need to do that next year. I have no idea how or when to start, so maybe I should spend the winter reading up on that stuff.

How neat for Carebear! I really hope this works out for her!

I've been meaning to ask how Daisy has been since the surgery. Everything okay now? Is she still working?

Josy said...

Oh my gosh, you are just too funny! Dork is a beautiful word! I'm finally embracing my inner dork and it's a wonderful thing!

Oh, and ya know what I do? Blame it on PMS anyways.

girlie_mom said...

Aren't we all dorks in the real scheme of things?? I am with Missy about the whole listening to God about praying for Carebear. Obedience is key and by that both she and you are blessed.

Good to see you on Sunday, too bad I didn't get to talk to ya much. Princess is just too cute. Man does she look like your side of the family. Too funny. :)