Monday, July 07, 2008

The Road To Two

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I didn't return for a few weeks after that second visit. I was irritated that not a single person had said hi to me. I didn't expect them to remember me or invite me out afterward or anything, but a simple 'Hi there' woulda been nice. Not a social butterfly by any means, but I had not yet resorted to wall-flower status. Yeah, I have these impossible to define standards. Sue me.

While I was away stewing (because that is what I was doing...occasionally), my Sunday School class started reading the book 'I Kissed Dating Good-Bye'. Don't get all book review-ish on me. I know tons of folks who scoffed at that book, but it was just what I needed right when I needed it. Ain't God just cool?

At some point, I picked up on Joshua's name. I don't remember the details of that. Perhaps just hearing his name called across a room or something. Nothing dramatic. He, however, still didn't know me. A fact that was made oh-so-clear one evening after I did decide to scoot back over to the BSU. I missed the fellowship and the fun. As I sat on one side of the room talking to a few folks, Joshua sat on a couch and lazed about, watching people.

As one of the live-in hosts walked by, Joshua asked him who I was. A point that Joshua and I still disagree on. Suffice it to say, I was irritated that he didn't ask me to my face or simply introduce himself. I mean, I could hear him asking, for crying out loud! (though I was secretly glad he cared to know my name at all) Joshua maintains that I was in the midst of a conversation and it would have been rude.

He obviously needed to know my name badly if he wasn't willing to wait it out for a few minutes... don't you think?

And that is how we started our friendship. With me irritated at him and him being all logical about his actions. It is an equation that we still find ourselves in occasionally.


Lora Lynn said...

You find yourself in that position "occasionally?"


Robin said...

Thanks for your sweet prayers. I know God will comfort them in a mighty way.If my girls tell me a need in Cullman ,I will let you know.What a small world it is.
Thanks..Robin Brookshire
Dothan, Al.

The Bouldins said...

With me irritated at him and him being all logical about his actions

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ... okay. That is just the AWESOMEST description ever. And I don't know if it's because that's pretty much how Dave and I end up on a near weekly basis or because I can just picture it in my head, but I love it.

Anonymous said...

I am w/ LL on this one!!