Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Change of Heart

So this post is a little overdue, but as I have learned in the last few weeks, God is never late in His timing.

A few weeks ago, I came to the realization that one of my good guy friends was interested in something more. His name is Jason and we have been friends for about a year and a half. He is also a student at Westminster, and we have both attended New Life Glenside Church for the last year. The picture below is from last year's 4th of July parade. (If you look back in this blog to last year July, you'll find the original posting of that photo!) So, back to the story, I realized that Jason was interested in more, but on my part, I had never seen him as anything more than a friend. A good friend, one that I really enjoyed, but nonetheless, just a friend.
So a few Sundays ago, after a conversation with Jason, where I realized he was interested in more, I began to ask myself why I had never considered him an option. After a few days of real hardcore prayer and heart searching, I realized that I was interested, I had just been blind to the possibility before.
There are so many little details to this story that I would love to share, and hopefully someday I will get to share more with you. But for now, it is suffice to say, Jason and I each took time to pray, to talk to people we respected in our lives, and to each other. And we decided go for it- to date. So there you go. After all these years writing on this blog about boys and singleness and all the madness that surrounds the single girl's heart, this girl is no longer single.
Now, what does this all mean? Well, one of the biggest effects this relationship has on my life right now is that we have decided that I should move back to Philly. So, in June I will be moving back to Philly. I will (hopefully) get a job and maybe even take a class at Westminster. And honestly, what I am looking forward to the most, is just spending time with Jason, as his girlfriend. I'm looking forward to making dinner together, and watching tv together, and just enjoying each other.
Anyways, I'm not sure how the whole blogging about a relationship works since it is no longer just my heart that I will be writing about, but his as well. But this blog has been about my adventures, especially in matters of the heart. So I would like to continue to chronicle here what goes on in this silly heart. So bear with me. I will try not to become one of those girls who suddenly has NOTHING else to discuss outside of her romantic life. But I also know that for all the times I have blogged about being single, this is a great time to share with you some of the reflections I have on being in a relationship. Already I have learned so much. I have seen the Lord so dramatically change my heart over the last few weeks. And I am sure there is more to come. So stay tuned...


Toy said...

:-) Nothing else to say, for you said it all. Just letting you know I stopped by. From one blog writer to another!


leah said...

becka. i'm so happy for you. genuinely, fully, tears in my eyes happy. i can't wait to hear more about this guy and meet him someday :) welcome to the crazy world of intimate relationships. god is very present and at work here!

om said...

Rebecca, just to make it official... I am very happy for you and will be praying for you and Jason and this relationship.

Alison said...

Becka, nice work, WHAT A CUTIE!! I am sooooo happy that what sounds like an awesome guy has found the gem that is BECKA!! I hope your new beau doesn't mind you talkin him up on the web!! Keep it kosher, alright ;)