When I chose a different background for my blog I was looking for purple, it's my new favorite color. I love this one because it says Happy New Year on the side; it really is for me.
I'm dating a great man. I kept waiting for my family and friends to say, "Whoa, C, think this is a good idea?" But they didn't, they smiled and said being happy looks good on me. I'll refer to him as the Music Man, he's a professional musician, we met (and briefly dated!) in a singing group when we were 15. God bless Facebook, he found me all these years later, last fall.
16 years since has brought us both families, brought us both loss, each of us are full time single parents. There was a time we both swore never again. But we're promised God, "...will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten..." (Joel 2:25)
We've been together since January, the name of our game is slow. It was months before we met each others children, months before we introduced the children to each other. They're a loud bunch, but self described BFF's.
He lives in a nearby state; we don't see each other as often as we'd like, but realize our children are the priority. We have a lot in common, we laugh a lot; I am safe with him. He challenges me to remember who I was before, to rethink what I've been told. I am baffled to learn he finds strength in me.
A new song, a familiar embrace... I love this man.
Happy New Year Indeed,