Boots: Blowfish, Famous Footwear
It's a chilly kind of day, perfect for sipping coffee and frantically knitting things to sell at the Christmas bazaar on Saturday. It's also a perfect day to wear the oddest piece of clothing I've ever owned, which combines a poncho and a sweater. This lovely, cozy thing even has a hood. All this strangeness and warmth for only a dollar!
The last several weeks have been an interesting transition--a transition from a close friendship into a relationship. It's been a fairly seamless transition, as our friendship was naturally progressing to this end anyway, but as neither my boyfriend nor I have been in an official relationship before, it's been an interesting road!
I'm sure some of you ladies who have grown up as conservative Christians understand this feeling, but I was starting to feel like an old maid. Somehow I always thought I'd be married while my age still contained a "teen" in it...the potential for that has definitely passed! But now, all I can think is, "what babies we are!"
Obviously I'm no expert in this, but right away I see the benefit of having a long friendship stage before beginning a relationship. Jean-Luc and I have worked closely together in ministry for over a year and developed a strong friendship. We know each other's hearts and are headed the same direction in life. We want God to be our center. We trust each other already as coworkers and friends. There isn't the awkwardness of getting to know each other and wondering if the other person is being fully honest.
There are my two cents of the day. I hope you are all doing well and having a lovely season of celebrating Christ's birth! :)