Here's some quick pieces, a few of you have heard the details, and if you're really curious, ask me more sometime!
Susannah and I were both over it - we had given way to much to the wrong people, and just were so tired of damaged folks making damaged relationships. Being over it, not wanting it, being 'done' with it - well, that's the first step to owning, being and experiencing. So, our reluctance was mutual, and exquisite.
We were set up on a blind date - and it took like 6 months to happen. You know when you have a friend, and they're like, "I know this person - they are PERFECT for you" and then you remember that they like Kajagoogoo, and you think, "I'll pass...". That's where we were each at - just not into it, and just not trusting the idea that anyone would have any idea what was right for either of us! Blind dates work!
We played the game of LIFE on our first date - Susannah took the blue car and a blue peg and married a blue peg. I did all the same with pink. She lit a candle, I put a magazine underneath it to catch the wax - we were done by the end of the game.
We decided to go see Molly Hatchet - Flirting with Disaster has always been a Southern-Fried Favorite! We didn't make it, but we did go to the Dobie and watch a film called The Borrower", where this alien basically borrows folks heads, so the lead character keeps changing and they go to "Didney-land!".
We really liked each other, we started just hanging steady and spending our time together... When we met, she was in a band, Moist Fist - they were great, I was their groupie. Like KC says, "I fell in love before the second show...". We had fun, being creative and dramatic. She was working on buying a house, I was working on a Fellowship in Hebrew. So, I went to Israel for four months, and she bought our house - where I'm sitting now!
This house is our "Bolthole" - our honeymoon cottage, our retirement home, our co-creation, our nest and our hovel... Every dog we've had has lived at least for a spell in this house, and the sweet old white lady is in the front yard (I keep watering there, but no puppies, yet).
I'm a lucky boy - she's an incredible girl! Susannah puts up with me, and my craziness and passions and life-altering changes, she's always steady, always loving, always supportive and always my role model for how to be an excellent human being.
I'm a big one for thanks and praise, and so that is today and the message -- each and every day, but marked on today, the Nineteenth of October. Thanks and praise, love and life...