Well--the 'ol pee stick came back negative...again. I'm doing alright with that, though. It's an emotional rollercoaster for me, but I know full well that God has the time and date picked out for us and it will be perfect, as only HIS timing can be. SO...until next month.....
On a brighter, yet crazier note...my sister now has a boyfriend. Some of you know him. Ang--I think that he might have been your Teacher's Assistant. His name is David Herrington and he is...are you ready for this?...6 years older than her. That's right...SIX! They have hung out together a TON for the past year or so with a few other guys...Dani and a bunch of guys! HA! They finally both expressed their interest to each other. Here's the part that makes it okay for me...David went to my Dad and asked him permission to date Dani. He said that he knew that there was a huge age difference (at this stage in the game--it wouldn't be such a big deal in a few years, but now...world of difference) and he wanted my parents to know that he wasn't trying to take advantage of their 17-year-old daughter--he truly likes her and cares a lot about her. They are family friends from church and my parents know their parents well. In fact, Cami, their dad is Jerry Herrington...who was your dad's best friend!!! The weird thing is that I dated his older brother, Paul, so there is a lot of family connection there. Anyway, Dad told him that he knew David was old enough for alcohol, smoking, R-rated movies, etc. and he didn't want Dani exposed to any of that. He told him that we are all pretty protective of our Dani and that whoever she dates has high expectations to live up to. He told him that as long as she was being treated respectfully, he didn't think that age should play a factor, so he would give him permission. WHOA!
As Dad was telling me all this on the phone, I was running through the lists of guys from church that were anywhere from 1-6 years older than Dani, and I came to the realization that he is the only 1 that I would feel comfortable with her dating! Crazy!
So, they're dating now...my sister and a 23-year-old! As you can tell, I'm still trying to wrap my brain around this. Dani's always been very mature for her age and hasn't dated a single guy because all the guys around her age were idiots and far beneath her intellectually. I always thought she'd need an older guy........I just didn't think that it would be a 6-year age gap when she's in high school!!! :)
GO DANI! ;)