My favorite movie scene *ever* is found in Catch Me if you Can, where the mom and dad are washing dishes together, swaying to the music, completely engrossed in each other. This is my ideal.
The reality is, I just got divorced after trying to make the impossible work for 27 years. Even after such a catastrophic ending, I'm still a hopeless romantic, certain that one day there'll be someone kind and happy for me to serve with. Until that day, I occupy my time raising the 2 kids I still have at home, working a great job part-time as a massage therapist in a chiropractor's office, and getting involved in every sport I missed by getting married young. I love to play!!!
I have six children, two of whom still live at home with me, ages 9 and 11.
Being a mother has brought me unspeakable joy. I love children, and especially love to teach them. I'm currently serving in the church in my dream job, which is teaching really smart primary kids.
The man I'm looking for will be strong, both in masculinity and in the gospel. I'm not worried about anyone's past mistakes; it's where you are now, and which direction you are going that matters. Because my youngest boy is about to become a deacon, my man needs to be a tremendous role model of priesthood service. I prefer someone who is touchy-feely & affectionate, sometimes silly and playful when appropriate, but always responsible and serious when necessary. I'd love to attend the temple every week if possible, and ultimately serve a mission or three with my guy. My favorite virtues are kindness, gratitude, humble, hard-working, intelligent, loyal, and possessing a great sense of humor. I'm looking for a guy who loves kids WAY more than he loves electronics because, although I LOVE the occasional evening spent snuggling through a movie on the couch, most of the time I prefer the unplugged life. People and relationships matter most.
In exchange for all of this, I will make my man the center of my existence; I will make him feel cherished for the rest of his life, in every possible way.
I don't do drama or hasty relationships. I plan to take plenty of time finding someone to wash dishes with me; and in the meantime, I'm quite content to be alone with my little crew. I love my Savior, He sustains me joyfully through all things. I love every minute of every day, and have no regrets, and don't ever intend to.
*Disclaimer* I am a little bit (well, maybe a lot) corny, I love puns and word games, and am often tempted to chuck this whole grown-up gig, so I can giggle and be silly. Yeah, I s'pose I never grew up. And it's too late now.
P.S. If you want to know more about me, send a message. I'm an old-fashioned girl, so I probably won't message you first, even if you look interesting to me.