Jonathan Dumas got married yesterday. My little boy is all grown up…
It really feels that way. I remember when I first met Dumas as he was transitioning from 8th to 9th grade. I immediately became his leader at Denton Bible Church and we bonded immediately.Â Of all the guys that I mentor Jonathan and I are most alike.Â We both have a passion for exotic cars and exotic women. We both love seeing a great movie and we love being around our best friends and playing ultimate frisbee.
I have been Jonathan’s mentor now since he was 15 and to watch him grow up into such a fine young man is a testament to God and how he has had his hand on Jonathan’s life all these years.Â I am extremely proud of him and delighted to watch him enter into this next stage of his life.
Jonathan and Melinda’s wedding was beautiful and although I caught the garter at Travis’ wedding I didn’t catch it yesterday. However, I was by far the oldest single man there and so that means I should have caught it. Afterwards you would not have believed how many people came over and told me that they wished that I had caught it. It was as if they truly believed that me catching that garter would have meant that I was going to get married. Well, let me reassure you that there is nothing magical in catching those garters. I caught my sisters’ garter when I was 15. Over the years I have been in about 10 weddings and I have caught about 7 out of 10 of those garters and I am still just as single now as I was when I was 15.Â The difference between then and now is that now I am ready to get married, I’m just waiting on God… did you hear that God? Hello? Like David I have to say, “How long must I sing this song? How Long? How Long? How long?” haha.
I still don’t have a house yet either, houses seem to be as uncatchable as women these days.Â I’ve been wishing and hoping and praying that someone will accept my offer, but as of yet, no one has. Houses that have been on the market for 5 days that I have offered the full asking price on have been scooped up by someone else. Doors have been slammed shut in my face repeatedly. What seemed like a simple and uncomplicated process at first has turned into a battle, a competition that I am obviously outmatched by my opponents. Fortunately, I have a great couple of guys to live with and during this interim I am enjoying getting to hang with Chip and Nate and they are an extreme blessing to me.Â The only thing that would make this living arrangement any better would be if the house we were living in was next door to where I worked so I wouldn’t have a drive at all to work.
Also, did I mention that I watched the movie The Illusionist starring Edward Norton? No? Well go rent it immediately, it is quite interesting and is sure not to disappoint.