IMPORTANT: DO NOT CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE MARRIED AND HAVE NOT AT LEAST FILED FOR DIVORCE.
I just want to find my best friend. Someone whom I can relate to, and still enjoy the company of when one day the kid(s) leave the nest.
I am super outgoing! I make jokes all the time and crack myself up on a daily basis.
I am a photographer and enjoy not only shooting maternity, engagement and senior sessions for pay - but I love allowing my creativity show by finding abandoned locations to explore, or to take a trip to the skate park and shoot those who are skateboarding.
I had a series that was displayed in a gallery through November 18th! I had gone out and spoken with some homeless around the Houston area, and got their stories and portraits. In having my stuff in the gallery, I've managed to gather about 12 large bags of clothing, shoes and books for donation!
I had a 9yr marriage (married at 20) that didn't work, and wasn't what God wanted for me. But it did result in the adoption of my sweet, smart, joyful 10yr old daughter! Its actually an amazing Testimony if you ever want to hear it!
I have always known that I was meant to be a wife, to love, care for and support my husband in his endeavors, so I began this profile as a leap of faith trusting that this time, I too, will be blessed in a relationship.
I was a Medic working in 9-1-1 when I married up until we adopted our daughter, the I stayed home with her, allowing my license to lapse. I had planned to return back to school and re-certify, however I was then put into a divorce and had to choose to return to school for something that would pay enough to support my daughter and myself.
I am in school now in order to become a Paralegal.
I like to fish, and go to gun ranges - all those things that most girls aren't into. Ill bait my own hook, but I will only take off bass - I've been stabbed by Catfish! LOL
Other than that, I was raised Methodist, and was very active in our Youth Group, taking the position for Missions Leader in youth council. I organized and planned all of our mission activities as helping others has been written in my heart since birth. I currently volunteer for an organization who takes bereavement portraits of babies who were born deceased. We offer the ONLY photos these poor parents will ever have of their precious babes, and then I'm also a digital retouch artist for the organization (some of these angels are born with bruising, and or skin tearing, I retouch the image to give them the appearance of sleep rather than death, so that the parents can feel comfortable displaying in the home).
I found the Mormon faith, through a friend who brought me to church and then to His baptism.
I was finally baptized alongside my daughter on Dec 29,2013
So I am new to the faith but know this is where I am meant to be!
I prefer meeting folks around the Houston area, or in neighboring cities. I am very much attached to my family and financially don't have the funds to fly and see potential love interests. If you don't live in my state, please know ahead of time that you may have to come to me! :)
Also,Love is a heavy word and shouldn't be thrown around lightly. Love is not the first few conversations, love is the first few fights, the first few struggles, the first few crisis that a couple hits and surpasses. This is why I don't publicly proclaim love with my relationship, because until it's beyond the "honeymoon/infatuation" stage, you don't REALLY know the person beneath the facade. While it may come across as cynical, remember that I fell in "love" with a man and married him 2 months later. We had tons of conversation, etc but when things got hard, and reality set in, I realized he is not at all the man I had thought. And it's not him to blame, we both moved entirely too quickly.
But having lived and learned and come into the dating scene with a few now - I do feel like my next, "I love you," will mean so so SO much more than any that had preceded it. That guy, I hope he really treasures and doesn't respond in kind unless he too has gained the maturity I have in this. I don't want it said because "it's time" or because "she said it so I said it back." I want to hear it when it means as much as I mean it.