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e.

Tim J. Wrote: "I found them alright - playing Dungeons and Dragons in one of our old haunts (yes, we were all geeks and misfits of one kind or another)..."

In College? ? ? ?

Okay, I feel better now -- at least, for me, it was freshman, high-school; after that, role-playing games like D&D became rather stale!

Tim J.

Keep in mind, e, this was 1981 in the rural South. D&D had just arrived.

But, yeah, pathetic anyway.

The truth isn't always pretty!

e.

"Having no classes to worry about, I was free to party, which I did. All in all a pretty useless existence, and in truth I was dangerously close to a life of total dissipation. Completely directionless."

This sounds like Saint Augustine in his Confessions wherein he, for the most part in his youth before he 'found Jesus', frequently partied for the most part with his friends.

"Keep in mind, e, this was 1981 in the rural South. D&D had just arrived.

But, yeah, pathetic anyway.

The truth isn't always pretty!"

Hey, I just 'fessed up to actually having played it in high school albeit during my freshman year -- yeah, not pretty at all.

At least you scored a babe then! (j/k)

Sleeping Beastly

Yeah, I played D&D until high school, and picked it up again kind of randomly with some old friends I reconnected with on myspace a few years ago. We actually meet every week or two over dice and junk food. It keeps me socializing with "the guys", and it beats nightclubs and sporting events- neither of which really ever appealed to me.

Mary

I played in high school -- and then after I got out of college.

ukok

'Geeks and misfits' are people who are generally viewed by other more 'mainstream, trend following,conforming type' people' as screwy, quirky and off-the-wall, but we geeks and misfits are/were far more interesting don't you think?

Time and again i've wondered what God was playing at making me the way he did, and i hope i get to ask him face to face someday! LOL!

Tim, i have to comment on what you wrote about meeting the woman who would become your wife and how you could not bear to be separated from one another for one summer.

That's so romantic!

I don't really know or understand why some of us find our special someone and get to live out our lives with them, while others of us have our special someone taken away from us, or maybe we don't find that 'someone special' at all...but I'm not bitter when i hear about or see couples spending their lives together, growing in love of one another...instead I rejoice for them.

My parents have been married for nearly 43 years now and some of my friends have been married for 20+ years (though not many, sadly) and i'm so happy for them.

It makes me sad that some married couples don't seem to actually appreciate what they have with one another though.

There are those of us who can only hope and pray that if it is God's will, we too might meet someone special, fall in love, and marry and spend our lives learning to live and love with one another.

This is why it is so beautiful to read your story, Tim. To read how God placed the perfect woman 'for you', in your life at a time when you maybe didn't even know what you wanted yourself, and this woman you met turned your life on its head and from then on, life was no longer about 'I' but 'we'.

That's love. I've known some people who are married, to not get that they aren't single anymore.

You get it, and may God continue to bless your marriage.

Tim J.

"I don't really know or understand why some of us find our special someone and get to live out our lives with them, while others of us have our special someone taken away from us, or maybe we don't find that 'someone special' at all..."

I don't either. In my case, it was all God's grace. My wife has a penchant for strays. I can't figure what kind of husband material she saw in a young, aimless artist with no prospects. She's paid for her decision ever since! :-)

I do believe that we can often overthink this idea of God's "plan" for our lives, I mean in terms of always wanting to understand what He's up to. He most definitely has a plan, but we may not often know very much what it is.

I believe Mother Teresa said that the key to doing God's will is to "Be where you are. Do what you are doing.". Wherever we are right now, that's where God wants us to work - right now.

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