Unlike a lot of folks...I'm really not very comfortable talking about myself. I consider myself a rather private person.
I'm a widower who raised 4 daughters by himself with two still at home.
In the past, I've resorted to dating gentiles because the pickin's are rather slim where I live... but of course they don't understand the temple covenants I've previously made and wonder why I 'never make a move'. I am nothing if not honorable.
My Bishop says "Did you tell them that you have standards?"
I just looked at him and said "Oh yeah...That goes over like a lead balloon".
Bless his heart... He really doesn't have a clue.
I prefer to be friends first before quickly jumping into any relationship, but I do still believe in love at first sight.
Lately, I've pretty much resigned to the fact that I will be alone. But perhaps the Lord has someone else for me after all, so I need to excercise that part of my faith...So ... I'm back on LDSSO.
I'm not Peter Priesthood... Probably never will be. I wear my hair a little long, have a tendency to shake my fist at inconsiderate drivers who cut me off in traffic, and I'm rather a non conformist. I'm definately a work in progress.
What I am is... decent, honest, (lying is beneath me) kind, intelligent, (geez... not sounding too humble... but what the heck) passionate (I'm not talking about romantic passion alone, altho that may be at the top of my list) I'm rather passionate about all those people and things I care about (I'm VERY passionate about the church) and I consider myself somewhat of a 'visionary' man.
While I appreciate Molly Mormons... especially in church...I prefer someone with a little street saavyness & a quick wit. But a kind heart and love of the Lord certainly trumps any worldly smarts and would eventually melt my heart.
I know my daughters' favorite colors because unlike alot of fathers/men I pay attention to what people consider important to themselves.
And because I pay attention I'll remember all those important dates and small things that make you smile.
The Lord has been VERY good to me... Sometimes I forget that. So I'm probably always in a repentive mode.
I'm a good dad...but probably %$#!% as a mom.
But doing both roles so long...has brought out a gentler more compassionate side of me.
I've faced alot of adversity. Someone once told me adversity can make you embittered or refine you smooth as gold. I'm no alchemist...But I'd like to think my dross material is becoming golden.
Great expectations leads to great dissapointment.
So I've learned not to expect too much... especially from online social sites... I guess I'm just looking for a friend.
I'm not into spelunking or cliff climbing. I haven't rode a bicycle in 30 years. I prefer reading deep doctrine and doing temple work for those that have passed.
Look over there... just beyond the tall fir trees. Have you ever in your life witnessed a sunset so beautiful? Well... I can speak with assurity...that sunrise will be just as grand.