Remeber I said that I couldn't say anything about some relationship developments previously? Well, now I can since it happened over a month ago. Mark (the home church host) and I are courting/dating. We are very serious about each other, but not in an ungodly way.
My heart was won by a '57 Chevrolet Bel Air. Just like this one, but in green:
At 11:11:11pm on the 11/11/11 - Mark asked me if I would "be his girl". I said yes I would. After that he handed me a box, the size of a shoe box - all nicely wrapped in a plastic shopping bag. Inside was a model 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.
1957 Chevrolet's hold a special place in my heart. One night while sitting out at a children's play park, eating ice-cream with Mark, we were talking about how cool it would be if there was still a drive-in movie theatre in our city, but he said "We would need a nice old car with a single seat right across the front for it to be worthwhile." I replied "Like a '57 Chevrolet?" He agreed 100%. So a '57 Chevrolet became our car that night.
See? I told you I would give the whole story when I was able to.
Unfortunately there were some casualties in Mark and myself seeing each other. 2 people got badly hurt (emotionally) in the process, and it made the situation among our friends a little awkward, but the situation has begun to stabilize now (and hence the reason for my ability to post this now).
Some of the other information is a bit more private, and I cannot imagine the people involved would be willing to let me post it online. What I can say is that I am a lot happier than I have been in many months.
Mark and I have known each other as friends since 2008 (always having a liking for each other), but neither of us were emotionally ready for a relationship in 2008. And in 2009 when he left the city to pursue a dream in another city, we lost touch and I thought I would never see him again... God appeared to have other plans though. He refined both of us into the people we are today, and in my humble opinion, the people we are today are best friends and more.