39, Bushkill, PA
I'm hiding behind this profile until I receive the results of the dicocesan tribunal's review of my petition for decree of nullity (I'm waiting for an annulment).
I've been told that I've had a hard life (that's code for 'baggage' :o) but it's brought me much closer to Jesus and made my heart available to Him and others. I'll be blunt. By worldly standards, I'm probably kind of a loser. I don't exactly conform much to worldly standards anymore. Transformed in thought and heart is a better way to describe me. I'm a sinner-- although a fairly well reformed one. However, I have human faults. I'm sometimes impatient, and suffer bouts of physical discomfort that make me irritable on occasion. Sometimes I get depressed. I drink from the milk container (my own). I let tasks build up and then try to power-through them in one shot. I leave dirty dishes in the sink (sometimes). I don't make a lot of money (a little over $40,000/yr but EXCELLENT benefits). I'm not especially bright (although I did manage to earn 2 college degrees and complete a little graduate work) and occasionally can be seen counting on my fingers. I sometimes compulsively repeat something I just heard, letting it escape my moving lips as a nearly inaudible whisper. I am, however, at least moderately handsome and fit. I have a mildly sick child who I generally only have on the weekends. I owe money for student loans and have poor credit (almost entirely due to the divorce for whatever that's worth). When recently I was ordered to pay child support I no longer had enough money to pay rent (which where I live is about $900 + utilities) so I rent a room in my parents house. I believe a man should give completely of himself to his wife and family denying his own preference often. I don't really like generic social activities and have trouble hearing in noisy rooms. I'm not too big on traveling but I would do so sparingly. Noisy parties and gatherings drain me unless I'm relatively anonymous at the event. Silence, solitude (with God) and simplicity have been the 3 basic ideals that draw me. I'm also drawn to unity and charitable service. I love routine and a predictable life. I've attended daily mass for a few years now and make monthly confession. I like to attend religious gatherings like events at the Fatima- Blue Army Shrine in NJ, Focolare groups in PA and NY, and other things of the like. A few times a month, I attend Eucharistic adoration. *I'm continuing below