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Please have a recent photo, what about in the last year - mine are! If you are a scammer looking for money, please don't bother contacting me! Now on a more positive note.....
Do you look good first thing in the morning? One thing we gals have as an advantage over the guys is our ability to paint on a face with as much make up as one wishes to throw around! It can hide a multitude of sins! Well my photo is free of make up apart from a touch of lip gloss. We can all pull out the photos where we are made up looking polished and glam - but hey, if one day we are going to wake up beside each other then wouldn't you rather see the face you are going to wake up beside??!! So if my face has gone bare in the photo, shouldn't your chest go bare in yours so I can see what I'll rest my pretty little head on? Just kidding ;-). And no, I'm not cross-eyed, just looking sideways! lol
If there was ever 3 romantic movie lines that I can relate to they would be:
'I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her' - underneath the strong, successful woman is just a girl looking for a boy wanting to be her best friend. 'You are perfect to me' - who doesn't want to be loved for who you really are on the inside (when we are in our 80's gravity will have had an impact on things that will and do sag! lol) and loved in spite of our flaws. And 'You had me at hello' - life is too short and love to precious not to be in a relationship based on unapologetic, wild abandoned passion and intangible chemistry.
I think it would be fair to describe myself as an international citizen having spent the last 20 years living in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and having worked in 15 countries and been extremely fortunate to have holidayed in some 39 countries at the last count. I have a passion for travel and exploring this amazing earth discovering new cultures, food, marveling at the diverse landscapes and basically loving any and every new assault on the senses to be discovered. All of this is far more enjoyable, valuable and memorable when you are sharing these experiences with your best friend in life. I have a lot more to still see and experience - it is a matter of finding that person who is crazy enough to come join me on the next adventure. Mongolia or Equador anyone?
For the last 8 years a great deal of my energy has gone in to providing financial and practical support to an orphanage in Cambodia. I have had the privilege of seeing 27 little lives grow. I would consider adopting children from Cambodia if a partner was wanting children. I'm undecided as to whether or not I want children, I'm open either way.....I think it depends on what one's common shared desires are about the life one builds together. I'm open to adopting children from other parts of the world if a partner had a connection to another part of the world.
I have no idea what the next few years of my life entails exactly, however what I do know is my days in the big corporate wheel are probably finished - I'd like to really focus on humanitarian work. The corporate world will always be there for me to dip in an out of if I have a need to scratch the itch! lol
I grew up with a physically disabled sister. She is my hero in life. There was nothing that she could not and did not overcome and tackle. We both raced small yachts in to our early 20's - one small difference is that I did it with two arms and she did it with one arm and often beat me! I don't tolerate discrimination in any form, be it race, age, religion, ability. If only we could literally walk a day in someone else's shoes before we ignorantly judge and offer so little grace towards each other.
Being a Christian does not make you immune to the brokenness and hurt of the world. Many think being a Christian somehow exempts us from tragedy, from pain, from loss, from disappointment or even broken hearts. It doesn't. What it does give us is the courage and strength to navigate the storms and ride them out in to calmer times. My life is a testament to the faithful steadfast love of God, that even in the midst of absolute unexpected heartbreak and disappointment He never leaves us. He has never left me through the sadness of my husband becoming so ill with M.S. ending our marriage. Nor did being a Christian exempt me from 3 years ago being worth a great deal of money on a Friday and on a Monday owning nothing but my personal belongings through my internal accountant committing fraud. Nor did being a Christian exempt me from injuring my back 4 years ago and needing surgery . This is called being HUMAN! And in all of this my God has never forsaken me and nothing has separated me from His love. I am no victim. I am no broken mess. I am no glass half empty person. I am strong, courageous, resilient, tenacious, the glass is overflowing with goodness and grace. I am a living testament to God's faithfulness and strength.
I read profiles on here and wonder where the honesty is in the stories, or should I say lack of stories. Everyone has a story. It is our attitude and determination that defines us - not the story. My sister recently asked me 'Did you ever think that your life would ever have this story to it?'. I couldn't stop - who at the age of 4 or 14 or even 24 could possibly imagine the things that they may have to deal with. Who else I wonder thought that by the time they were 30 they would be happily married with 2.5 kids, a house with white picket fence, a dog and would one day celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary???? Many of us did including me and then life happened to us! The next question my sister asked was 'Would you change anything if you could?'. She is good at these thought provoking questions! I had to search my heart to answer that question..... I wouldn't change a thing - OK, in all honesty, I would probably change injuring my back, but then again I wouldn't have the compassion I now have for those who experience illness, pain and physical rehab. The rest I wouldn't change for anything because I would have missed so much.
I would have missed loving my step children and knowing the warmth of a little head on my shoulder in the middle of the night
I would have missed being the only white person living amongst 1 million Chinese people and knowing what racial discrimination felt like
I would have missed walking the great wall of China and going to the hotel in Beijing where my Father was held prisoner during the Chinese revolution
I would have missed snorkling in the Maldives and seeing flying fish or seeing a cinnamon tree in Mauritius
I would have missed cooking Christmas dinner with Jews, Moslems, Hindus, Christians and Buddhists at my Christmas table
I would have missed holding the hand of the mother in India while her child died
I would have missed being the first white woman 5000 Indian men had ever seen and fought to purchase winter coats for each of them
I would have missed sailing the Greek Islands and drinking too much Greek coffee and getting heart palpitations from it
I would have missed 27 children hugging me at the same time
I would have missed flying on a plane in Laos realizing after it took off that Laos Airlines was bankrupt and no one knew who owned the plane we were on and saying an incredibly sincere prayer of 'Oh God, please let this plane land safely"
I would have missed laying on the concrete floor with my adopted Cambodian grandmother as she died who had watched 14 of her family be murdered in front of her and lead her to the Lord
I would have missed grand castles, old roman forts, old 4000 year old temples
I would have missed wearing ball gowns and jewels one night and trekking through the Thai jungle only to be chased by crocodiles paddling on the river out of the jungle 24 hours later
I wouldn't have stood on top of the Eiffel Tower and eaten pancakes down the Chancelise
I would have missed a family spending their whole months salary on one meal to thank us for putting their 3 children through university and changing the destiny of the family for generations to come
I would have missed catching cholera from watermelon in Mexico and knowing what it is to appreciate medical care
I would have missed taking my 15 year old nephew to Disneyland and the Grand Canyon
I would have missed everything that has made my life mine
I would have missed knowing what it is to love someone more than yourself and been blessed to know that . I would have missed what real love is and more importantly I would have missed knowing that I don't quit, that I don't give up, that I'll fight until there is nothing left to fight for, that my loyalty is real.
I would have missed all of that and more had each time my heart has broken my Jesus not healed me, stood me back up, breathed life into my soul and given me the courage to love again, to trust again, to still believe in all the goodness of life and love.
I wonder what your story is? No matter what has brought you to this site, no matter what you've been through, keep the faith. Believe in the healing power of not only God's love but of our ability to love and love with every bit ourselves another human being regardless of what our lives may have dealt us along the way.
I'm ready for the incredible journey love and marriage is - all we have to do is be open to the next chapter that God has in store.
I hope and pray that this site does lead people to each other - and possibly even my very own next
Anything that involves being close or on the water or the beach, great coffee and if the weather packs it in how about an art gallery and hot chocolate in a cosie cafe.
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