...the first 'date' with my girlfriend - we were work aquaintenances for a few years and I had decided to attend the office Christmas party as I had accepted a job at another state agency and was leaving the end of the year. She had always viewed me as that "straight Christian girl" since she really didn't know me at all, and I had viewed her as someone not quite to trust as I had heard from others (never believe others until you do your own research is my new motto!!). Anyway, she gave me a ride to the party and was to drive me home. We had a relatively deep discussion regarding sexual orientation - she was an open lesbian and I was just coming out to myself and others over a 2-month period prior to this. She was a little shocked but not too much.
After the Christmas party we went to a local gay club to have a drink and dance. I have always said I'll know I'm with my soulmate if and when, while we are dancing, the 'world goes away.' So, they are playing a slow song (which rarely ever happens here), and I ask her to dance (which is extremely brave on my part) and after her slight surprised hesitation (the look on her face is priceless) she says okay, and we dance and hold each other closer and the world went away. It was like our souls touched and was one of the most blissful moments of my life. Now, as they say, the rest is history, it's been nearly a year and a half and we are both very much in love and happy. The is my first 'real' lesbian relationship and I'm thinking my last. Of course, one never knows what the future holds - but every day is blissful.
Another blissful moment, the moment I finally accept who I really am and decide to live my life for me and not for others. I truly believe and feel that I am living God's will for me, it feels so right and true.
Blissful is also a private moment, when I'm on a horse, just me and the horse and nature and God, and it's a perfect moment. That is 'church' for me.
Bliss can be a fleeting moment - driving to Monterey with my love, and a golden eagle flies by close and low, a few-second close up of the most amazing animal! That is a gift. I'm a birdwatcher and have many of those moments. God is an awesome creator!
Bliss can also be, for me, curling up on my couch, with a hot cup of tea, watching a movie and just doing nothing....especially on a cold and stormy day.
I love this thread, thanks Vanessa!!!!