Sunday, June 19, 2011

Another status change

Over the past month or so, I had a friendship that took things to a whole
different level for me, R and J. All thanks to EHarmony. This last Wed.,
he decided to take things up a notch by making our relationship public on

I had vaguely known Jeff back at Freed. He was graduating the year I
started at Freed as a Sophomore and was in the "rival chorus" on campus
(HUGE note of sarcasm here).

I had been a member of EHarmony since Jan of this year and had "talked" to a
few guys (after we went through the questionnaire thing). Jeff didn't even
bother with that stuff once he discovered that we both went to Freed
*thinking It's a small world theme song* and started off with a question to
verify that I had been there. Admittedly, I had to look him up in the year
book.... We discovered that we had a lot more similar interest that just
that we had been at the same college. He is into Jail/Prison ministry and
wants to do that full time (once he gets congregations to support him), he's
in a singing group and has about 30 or so concerts each year, and he works
full time for a company that refurbishes tractor trailers.

The kicker for me was an email that he sent which included these words...
"If I come down to see you" (and yes, he lives in Searcy). Just a side
note but, have you ever really understood how power a single word can be?
Just sayin'... :) Anywho, my only response was that one little powerful
word but with a question mark... "If??"
Needless to say, he has driven 5.5 hours down here to see me for the last 3
weekends and some of you got to see him (abet a bit briefly) this morning
before he had to head back to Searcy to preach at the Jail tonight.

More to follow....


  1. I am so happy that God found a way to bring you two together. May the journey you are on continue to new adventures for your family!!!! Hugs to all of you!!!

  2. I am happy for you Carrie. Could not happen to a sweeter person. You give me hope

  3. Jeff is a great guy. I was in the same section with him in that "rival chorus." (Clearly, we were the better one, hehehehe!) Some of the best men I knew at college, I met in Dr. Rhodes' rehearsals. I really thought a lot of Jeff, though, and I am happy to see you two working out.

    Came to your blog through FB, and I have just spent the better part of the last 2 hours reading through it. I'm happy you shared this. You are an amazing person.

  4. It was great to meet Jeff on Sunday after worship and we found that he is quite enjoyable to talk to. I am so happy for you, Carrie. You are so deserving of a happy life for you and those two sweet children. It is great to see you smile. Love you much.