Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Who are your soulmates?

Thanks to Liz at Eternal Lizdom for providing though provoking questions in her weekly Wednesday writings...

This week...Who are your soulmates?

When I think of soulmates I think of people who no matter time or space between interactions, there is that connection that says, I know and trust this person and he/she knows and trusts me. There are no gray areas in our friendship and no matter what, this person and I will love and trust each other.

A tall order? Maybe. Impossible? Not when God is involved. The most important element to a soulmate relationship is that God is involved in putting the two people together.

Who are MY soulmates?

I have friends and family who I consider soulmates.

First, my mom. She and I have not only a biological connection, but also a connection based on love. We are honest and open with each other and not afraid to call the other one out if either of us tries to move into the gray area. We sometimes also connect our thoughts before we even get the opportunity to discuss anything. One of us will call the other and a lot of times, will be greeted with "I was just thinking about you." Call it ESP, I call it a soulmate quality.

Second, my husband. I "stalked" him for months before we became an exclusive couple because I knew deep down that we were meant to be together. That "he was the one". I am not an ultra romantic, but I knew with him, there was something special. And, I wasn't wrong, we will celebrate our 10 year anniversary next year and he and I have grown together in so many different ways than can be described by that initial feeling I had when we first met.

Third, my friend Amanda. She and I have only known each other for a few years and met through church, but I am convinced that she is a friend brought to me by God. We have so many things in common. She and I can be honest with each other and know that it is not an attack on the person, but the action/thought. We have had the "I was just thinking about you" moments and we continue to grow our friendship. I could not imagine not having her as a part of my life.

Do all soulmates have the same qualities? No. I don't have ESP or the quick ability to have a "do over" with each and every relationship, but it is those things that make those relationships special and unique.

Are there other friendships and relationships that I have that have elements of a "soulmate" relationship, sure, but these three have hit the trifecta of being honest, trustworthy friends brought together by the love of Jesus Christ.

Thanks Liz for making me think and "post".

Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Update on Me

I have successfully been on Weight Watchers for 3 weeks and have lost 5 lbs. I am feeling better and have more energy. I am also working out 5-6 days a week on my treadmill for 30-40 minutes. Last week the flu overtook our household, but I am back and ready to take on a healthier life.

Also looking forward to posting tomorrow on

Who are your soulmates? - A weekly writing assignment from my friend Liz at Eternal Lizdom.

Later. A.