Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Story of Us (Part 7)

Nate's Version:
(Part 1)
(Part 2)
(Part 3)
(Part 4)
(Part 5)
(Part 6)

Tricia's Version:
(Part 1)
(Part 2)

That day with Tricia in VA Beach was wonderful. Just before we arrived back at her house later that afternoon, we made plans to hang out the next day as well...I wasn't sure if it was because her family was out of town and she was bored, if she was actually wanting to spend time with me, but it really didn't matter... It told Tricia I would take her to one of my favorite places in the world if we could drive her parents' jeep again.

That next day, we made the 40 minute drive up to Corolla and spent several hours 4-wheeling on the beach. Of all the places in the world I would want to live, Corolla would be near the top of the list (it is still one of our favorite places to get away for the day).

On the way home, we had one of those, get-to-know-you conversations. I've always been a good listener and observer, and have always been able to gather little pieces of information and figure out the bigger picture about most people (kind of like a profiler you see on the crime shows). I told Tricia that I could probably tell her things about herself that she had not yet told me...she told me to go ahead and try.

She was very surprised at some of the specific details about her personality that I was able to figure out, and I'm pretty sure that my attention to the things she had already shared with me and my ability to seem to know more about her than she thought I did amused and intrigued her (ask her yourself sometime).

I still didn't have the guts to verbally share my feelings for Tricia with her, and, for as much as I could discern about Tricia, I still could not figure out what she was thinking about me or if she was even aware of my love for her. We were having a great time together, and she sincerely seemed to be enjoying my company, but the month of little contact with her in April, followed by these few days had left me very confused...happy, but very confused. I could sense that things were coming to a place where I would either have to open u and share my heart or would have to resign myself to being her very confused friend for the rest of my life.

The next few weeks would tell....



Anonymous said...

i can't take it anymore!!! how many more parts is this story going to be -- the suspense is KILLING me :)

all 3 of you are in my continued prayers.

looking forward to part 8 and part 3 of tricia's!

Jayne said...

Ok, I know Tricia needs to see you, and Gwyneth loves to see you and you are busy.. but arrghhh... stop doing that to us... more story please !!!!!

Er, ok. I hope you are all doing good. If I don't say that then I'll just look SO mean.

TerryKM said...

I echo what A MAC said. You always end it with such a cliffhanger! GOSH!

bdodge said...

Pretty good story! Can't wait to hear Tricia's side. :)

Anonymous said...

the suspense is killing me! I can't wait to hear the next part of Tricia's story!!

Jen in Al said...

AwWWW i love a great love story! Can't wait to read the rest! Praying...jen in al

Jenny said...

More, more, more! :)

I'm really enjoying learning more about you and Tricia and how things started. I can't wait to hear more from Tricia's end though. Cliffhangers drive a person crazy!

Beth Anne said...

The story just keeps getting better and better!

Many of us at FBC in NJ pray for each of you daily!

Anonymous said...

Corolla is my husband and mine's favorite, too. Although, the minivan doesn't have 4 wheel drive!!! Love the horses especially! Okay, now back to the program - I want another chapter!!!

Anonymous said...

I said "yes" out loud when I checked and found another part!

Also, don't know if this is something a thousand people have mentioned to you already, but your should definitely do this with your blog:

I am a blogger myself, and was psyched when I discovered that I could make a "hard copy" of my blog.

Melissa Dovel said...

argggggggg is all im gonna say:)

Blessings to your family!

Anonymous said...

I love your story! How awesome is it that God gives us each our own love story - no other couple in the world has your story! Thank you for sharing it!

Denise said...

Corolla is such a beautiful place! My hubby and I and some friends rented a place down there a few years ago and it was so much fun! A bunch of the guys took someone's 4 wheel drive truck onto the beach and had a great time, sounds like you guys had fun doing that too!

Anonymous said...

How long does it take you to write this stuff? It's so good! I was really excited when I came on and saw part 7! :) You two have such a sweet story. Had you journaled all along through your romance? ;) I can't wait for the next part from both of you!

You're still in my prayers,

Melissa Dovel said...

Nate & Tricia,
If you can and would like to I have a prayer request that I am putting out to all the blogs I read and pray for (U R 1 of them). I felt it more fitting to invite you than to publish my business on your comments I hope this is ok to ask


Anonymous said... can't keep leaving us hanging like this. Waiting for part 8.... Take good care of your sweet girls :-)

Anonymous said...

Sitting on the edge of my seat here waiting to find out how you two actually FINALLY got together!!! Can't wait to hear Tricia's side too sometime and find out what she was thinking during this time! xxx

Sara said...

Nate, this "story of us" is such a fabulous idea, can't wait to hear Tricia's other side :)
my thoughts are with you especially today as I'm stuck at home with a horrid cold & fever - this only proves to me how strong Tricia must be to have been "stuck inside" for these past few months, when I was getting frustrated earlier today I stopped & told myself there are others who are more sick than just colds & I should not be feeling bad for myself, but for those in worse off situations - guess my point is that tricia inspired me to stop being such a baby about my situation & for that, I thank her whole heartedly!!

terri c said...

Oh, more love story!!! So beautiful, and well crafted too. Prayers continuing.

Anonymous said...

Bless you Nate for sharing so much of your lives! Younz are so cute! (Yes, the Younz is a 'Burgh thing - as in Pittsburgh!)

Still praying & checking in with you guys!


Anonymous said...

How is Gwyneth doing?

DGTDDMD said...

It has been so fun to read your two different stories. Thank you for being willing to share so much of your life with so many people. You are continually in our thoughts and prayers!

Danielle Davis

Anonymous said...

What a great part of your story! I'll bet tomorrow's chapter is even better! We are thrilled to hear Tricia is able to eat some mush :) My daughters got a kick out of the green teeth. Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you realize what a blessing you are to us.

Sara in MD

Mary said...

You sure know how to keep us intrigued Nate. We obviously know how it all turns out, but yet here we are begging for more of your little story. How sweet it is already....

Hope both of your girls are doing well today.

Still praying here in FL.


Q's NEWS said...

I LOVE these stories - I feel like I am reading a romance novel but it is being ripped from my hands every day after I read the chapter. The suspense is killing me. This is such a precious story, especially when you think about where you are right now! What a great idea!

I am glad the swallow test went well - I check on you guys several times a day.

Love & Prayers,
Susan in WV

Anonymous said...

i feel like i'm watching my favorite show and it keeps leaving me hanging..."to be continues..." yep, that's it: Nate, Tricia and UnderDog always leaving me hanging :)

lizcannon said...

you can't stop now..... i need more :).
PS about one of the above posts...

i mean it's not like tricia hasn't done SOME jail time and had like 45 tats... i mean who are you kidding :)

Many prayers from Denver, CO,
Liz, Cameron, and Schnoozeberry McSchnauzerpants

Tiffany said...

I have been following your blog for a few weeks and I LOVE reading your story. It is so fun to read both sides!!!!! The suspense is just too much though.....

The three of you are on my mind, in my heart, and in my prayers every day!

Marsmile said...

How much longer are you going to keep this up, Nathan?! ;-P Can't wait for the reveal but I definitely enjoy the suspense-- makes things exciting! :-)

Once again, a lovely story! Are you sure you don't want to become a romance author someday? ;-)

Marissa :-)

Aspiemom said...

I'm with Mac. I hope Part 8 is soon and that there aren't many more parts because these cliffhangers are hard on the patience! Part 7 is still so far away from where you are now, there's got to be so much more to tell, but the suspense is killing me!

Continuing to pray for you all,
Love, Debbi/Aspiemom

Kerry said...

I LOVE Corolla!!!! I worked there during one of my summers during college. It is a beautiful place! My summer there was cut a little short due to a hurricane heading that way. I hope to go back there someday.

Kerry in Nebraska

Anonymous said...

We pray for your beautiful family daily! You are an amazing man, your wife is BEAUTIFUL and that baby of yours is too cute. We love the feets pictures. We will continue to pray for your family! Love reading your story's.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for telling your story. I am loving reading it. My family and I vacationed on the Banks (specifically Corolla) every year when I was growing up. One of my favorite memories is the first time I went there with my now husband. We are praying for you and Tricia and beautiful tiny Gwyneth. I have two children and am expecting our third...parenthood is an amazing gift and has brought my husband and I to a new level of wonderfulness in our relationship. I pray the same for you and Tricia. God bless you.