really intersting thing on a social network today I noticed this guy had a post with a pic that points to his profile pic saying something like this person believes gay marriage is fair. something like that. well anyway, the guy is an aquaintance I made while in Central AMerica back in November 2008 when I was coming back from overseas and staying there for a month for tax reasons.
well anyway, he was a teacher at the same missionary school I had taught at for 3 years. and I think dating a girl at the time. anyway, so I clicked right away on his profile and sure enough the dude is in a relationship with a dude. wow. he's in Indiana. well I look forward to getting up the nerve to message him and out myself or whatever and get some dialogue going. that would be pretty cool. ANd good on him for getting back to the states after the experience and moving on and coming out and finding happiness. etc.
in other news. NYC next week. I got a call from both my former students this week. I'm staying with J and his live in gf in Brooklyn. J took off next Tuesday so he's going to meet me at the airport and then ride back on the metro with me etc and then we'll spend the entire rest of the day running around etc.. he is a manager at a signature store on 5th avenue. I'm so proud of him. and then the other former student L called tonight. he's been interning at the Guggenheim for quite a while now and has been working on a project with architects involved designing the new Guggenheim in Dubai. He's also been asked to help with lighting exhibits there at NYC. super proud of him as well. he'll be leaving in November to go live with a sister who's in Asia living now. SO he'll be searching some sort of architectural internship there next I'm sure.
I'm getting myself mentally prepared to come out if the question ever comes up next week with either of the guys. I doubt any of 'em would ever ask but if it did come up, I'm ready to say yup I've been gay etc... I know it wouldn't change anything anyway, what's most important to me is they understand my faith and why I continue to pray for them both and am there to help encourage in any way possible. I have prayed this week that God will give me the right word when/if the time comes to explain myself or to provide any encouragement they may need. if that makes sense. For now I'm just enjoying fall break and looking forward to the weekend. Looking forward to some neice and nephew time tomorrow 'cause my sis is in town. :)