I was scared out of my mind and could feel butterflies in my stomach.
To my right I begin to hear music..."For The Love of Money" () began to get louder and louder. Jonathan Teixeira was immediately filed into the "friend" zone and that's where I intended to keep this goof-off who couldn't take life s.e.r.i.o.u.s.l.y.
With all this talk about dating and relationships, Jonathan and I wanted to share our story with you. Since we have the most perfect love story ever written. We totally don't have the perfect relationship and that is why we want to share our story.
We will be tag-teaming this post, switching back and forth between our two perspectives as we tell the story and discuss lessons we learned along the way. Amanda: There I was, freshly graduated from college and a brand new FOCUS missionary.
I was embarking on a one-year dating fast and to be honest I was very excited about it.
First thing you have to understand is that my dating life had been limited.It's also totally cool to not want to be labeled.2.You wonder if flirting with a girl is the same as with a guy. You're forced to have an awkward talk with a random family member.I peered over my shoulder and this guy had his computer propped on his shoulder like a boombox playing this song. Jonathan: That summer, too, was my first year as a missionary with FOCUS. Amanda: Fast-forward two years to the summer of 2010.He danced up the sidewalk without a care in the world. My only memory of Amanda from that summer was one afternoon near the end of training during which I played Korean rock-paper-scissors (think of regular RPS but with a layer of deception and slapping each other built-in) with a group of people. My spiritual director had recently told me I was "beating a dead horse" in trying to make Jesus call me to religious life and I needed to move on.