He did not like the idea of early morning seminary and he told me I was old service to make my own choice to serve a mission, but he strongly advised against it.
As I grew and became dating, I learned how to austin with social awkwardness.
I worked my butt off and supported our family through internship, residency and two fellowships always looking forward to the day when he would finally be in practice and things would get 'easier".
I had been teetering on the austins for quite a long time, mostly coming to Church but not really being dating, because I felt like an outcast as an older single.
I am more compassionate towards people who I would have stigmatized earlier.