A little over a year ago, my friend Ellen and I were quite heartsick. Ellen yearned for a baby and I longed for someone to share my life with. At the time, we started including each other in our prayers. It was so nice to have that kind of support. At the same time, my friend Chucky decided that at 42 he was ready to end his bachelor days and settle down. If only he could find the right woman.
My friend Ellen had a baby a few months ago. My friend Chucky got married on May 27 to a lovely woman he met back in September. And I got engaged on May 23.
What a difference a year can make.
It has been said that when the gods want to punish you, they answer your prayers. Perhaps.
I just turned 30 and rather than feeling depressed at the prospect, I feel excited. It is as if my life is starting an exciting new chapter. And I'm ready for it.
I have been listening repeatedly to a great song by Matt Nathanson called "Suspended" lately. Some of the lyrics really describe my life right now:
"Spent all of my life waiting for answers
To life me, to numb me, to define it all...
Time slips to nothing and I'm better than I've ever been.
Sunshine...I'm beginning to like this."
I'm beginning to like this time of my life indeed.