My first appointment today is a man, mid 50’s, highly educated, divorced, his long term goal is marriage, and he is very open to having children. This is a man who always thought he would be a father, and although he understands that possibility may have passed him by, he would welcome the opportunity to still have that option. As a matchmaker, I often interview people who make me think “this person should be a parent”, and he definitely falls into that category.
He is a fit, healthy man, attractive, tall, very young looking for his age, and while I frequently mention how people wait so long to decide to be parents that they will be going to their children’s high school graduations and getting their AARP cards in the mail at the same time, circumstances and miscarriages have brought him to where he is today.
He said “I have been in a marriage, and a relationship where children were a part of the picture and I know how easily I fall in love with children. If my destiny is to fall in love with a lady who has children, my heart is open to making that child my own.
He enjoys working out, biking, running, swimming, movies, reading, and walking. He is not much into TV, or watching sports on TV.
He said “I would much rather take a walk through the park and watch kids playing ball, or just people watch, than sit in front of a TV and watch a football game.”
He did not make the decision to join Perfectly Matched today, but he is going to think about it and get back to me next week. My gut feeling is that we will be working together soon.
Time for a dad update. For those of you who are new to reading my diaries, my dad passed away in September, 2012. He was a retired Colonel with 33 years in the Air Force, having served in WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam, and what he always referred to as “the one everyone forgets”, the Berlin Airlift. He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on March 15th with full military honors. It is a sign of the times that it has taken this long for his burial. His burial will include playing of the taps, a 21 gun salute, presentation of the flag, and, if a plane is available, a fly over. I will be attending with my brothers and our families. It is a life experience I am sure will stay with us forever and I look forward to seeing him put to rest in a place of honor that he so deserves.
To be continued………………………..