Last night after talking, Carolina Man sent me an email that said, "How are you not taken?  How am I this lucky?  When am I going to wake up from this dream?"

I'm not taken because I've been waiting for him to come into my life. He's so secure in who he is, and that in turn encourages me to be my authentic self. While we haven't known each other long, I can say in complete confidence that the parts of me he has seen have been the real me. 

He has two of the essential things I was looking for: emotional maturity and the willingness (and in his case, also the ability) to communicate what he's thinking and feeling. These are my non-negotiables and he's got them. 

I could hardly sleep last night because I was so excited about him getting here today, showing him my life here and getting to know him better. Just a few more hours! 


  1. I've been MIA for a little bit, so when I logged on to see "Taken" and the name of a man I hadn't read about before, I naturally sat here and caught up with all the posts I missed.

    I like Carolina Man so far. I mean, you haven't said very much about him yet, but it seems to be that you very simply like him. Being able to be yourself is refreshing and I hope you enjoy your long weekend! :)


  2. Oh my gosh. I can't help but say AWWWWWWW!

    Sorry I missed your message on Gmail, I've been on and off the computer lately. But you know I am so happy for you!

  3. This made me so happy to read! I like the lightness in your voice. He sounds sweet and appreciative and I can't wait to hear how your weekend goes.

  4. Have so much fun!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

  5. Good things are coming to you now that you are letting them. Uggh, I am so excited. I have been checking for updates on the visit. I don't know what you believe in but I am praying for you and Carolina Man. I don't know how it will end up but I am ready for a man to treat you like the good person that you are. Woohoo, have a GREAT time and be good ;)