Sunday, August 27, 2006

- Okay, it's about time I posted something real here. Maybe I should first tell you a little more about myself. I absolutely LOVE food and cars. I also love language and languages. I speak French(somewhat fluently), a little Spanish, and a little German. I am currently a Bishop in the LDS church, of a singles ward. Enough? If you want to know more, just ask.
- So today was the first Sunday, back to school at our university, with most of our students back from Summer. No more meeting with 4 wards combined, I'm on my own now. After church, a young man came up to me and asked, "Bishop can I visit with you sometime?" Being new as a Bishop, I didn't know this young man. But I said, "Sure. How about in 15 minutes?"
- Well long story short, I now have a friend who is struggling with SSA. Weird. No, not this guy dealing with SSA, but the fact that I have been learning about this for the last 8 months, and now I need what little I've learned. Wow, the Lord really does qualify whom He calls. On my own, I never would be where I'm at now. I still don't know much, and not nearly enough. But I know a lot more than I did 8 months ago. I am "in it." I hope I can be a strength and a help to him.
- Okay, I'm just an ignorant mortal. But I married Samantha, a beautiful, magical person. We live kind of a charmed life - EXTREMELY blessed. We try to live in the magical world, even though I am from the mortal realm. She tells me a LOT!!! She may not reveal your secrets and intimate thoughts, but she has told me a lot about you people. Yes, I feel I know Smurf, L, Master FOB, AnotherOther, and several others. I almost think of you as my own friends, or at least friends that Sam and I can share. Oh, and thank you guys for being our friends.
- So those of you who have gotten to know Samantha probably think she is a lot of fun, pretty intelligent, and she think she's hilarious. If so, you would be correct - she is all these things. Truly, we have a great time. We struggled the first few years of our marriage, getting to know each other and getting used to each other. We became good friends before we complicated things, by adding children to mix. Thank goodness for that! We often look forward to our time alone together.
Let me tell a little something about Sam. WYSIWYG. She speaks her mind, doesn't pull any punches, and tells it how it is.
- Well, what's a Bishop to do? I still have to find a new Relief Society President, Ward Mission Leader, and change around many other callings. The next few weeks will be crazy! And Sam and I are going to a conference in Utah in a couple weeks. So much to do, so little time.......

Monday, August 07, 2006

Where to start...?

Perhaps I have been a silent character for long enough. Some of you may have heard of and read about my better, magical half, Samantha, at her magical world. There are some questions you should ask yourselves:

- Does he really know all about Samantha?
- When did she reveal her secrets to him and how did he react?
- Is their marriage really like Samantha describes it?
- (What else would you like to ask?)

The answer to these questions, and perhaps more, will appear here, occassionally, in upcoming posts.

I am not a typical blogger. I will not spend hours searching and reading other blogs and stuff each day. If you have questions for me, let me know. If you want me to see or read something, give me a link. I am really only here for 2 reasons - 1. to express myself a bit 2. to allow others to communicate with Samantha's husband, if desired. I suppport her completely, but may offer a different viewpoint at times.

More about me, Sam, and our relationship later.