|Katie and I about to go out|
I remember when my brother Mark introduced me to Katie about a month ago. I later told him, "Wow, she's beautiful." I had no idea she's been in Arlington this whole time, like this hidden gem that I had to find for myself. I remember our first time out together,. it was like we were discovering who we were, what I like to do, what she prefers. I found out fast that I need to be a bit more gentle---I guess I am a little rusty. It's been taking some adjusting, not having spent time with someone like her for a long time. I've been telling my friends and co-workers about her, and they're happy for me, telling me that she's "good for me." I couldn't agree more, for my mind, body, and spirit. Some of my guy friends know what I'm experiencing, being in similar relationships. "Isn't it great?" they'll say. It really is.
I think about the shorty (sometimes I call her that) a lot, looking forward to the weekends where we've gone out every time. If I'm lucky, we get to hang out during the week. Last Tuesday was great, for example, we were outside and got caught in the rain together, nothing to protect us. I held on to her, close, heart beating fast, laughing, feeling alive in the rain, and even happier that she was with me.
|I'm usually not into girls with tats,|
but hers is actually what inspired
We discovered this gorgeous creek that I didn't even know existed. I went there today again with her, this time taking a dip. I loved the refreshing, cool water. Floating, closing my eyes, hearing the crashing water underneath the surface was breathtaking. like I had reached nirvana. God was there, well He's everywhere, but He was clearly there in that moment.
|Tangled up in each other|