Matt feels like things are really starting to come together for him.
Posted by Matt Nordgrenon Oct 3, 20110
Wow, I'm blown away by this episode…it's amazing. Its apparent to me while watching just how far I have personally grown as a man and how life-changing situations can happen to anyone at any time. The relationships are deep, the feelings are strong, and what's most important in life is what's most important in this week's episode. Family, faith, friendships, humility, giving, love, growth, balance, and being thankful just to name a few that come to mind. Being a person of faith, although not close to perfect, this is the first time I have felt like God was working through me and that things just started to happen the way they were supposed to all along.
I think that in life it's crucial to try and achieve balance, so it's important to have some fun along the way of course. Having great friends to go spend a day by the pool with or coffee breaks at the office is just what makes stressful times seem not so bad. When Courtney comes to the office both my father and I seem to light up. She's one of the only people in my life that can walk into a room and instantly lighten the mood. Just like Courtney has throughout our friendship, she makes everything we were discussing make sense (still can't believe she fell for that trick with the rattle snake eggs ha-ha). It just feels right to have her as my date at the table with my family for the Gala, because this is the most important thing I have ever done. I know that The Leadership Foundation and Gala will be in my life forever, so at that table I wanted people that will also be in my life forever.
I'm still trying to figure out if you are sincere or just playing for the camera? You have the perfect girl for you. If you don't act fast, you will loose her. Courtney can't wait for you much longer. She has a life to live and is at a turning point in her life. If she wants to have a good husband and children, now is the perfect time for her. Either really love her or leave her. Don't play games with your "best friend". Be honest with her and with yourself. If all that you say about her is true, how can you risk loosing her?
Really?Ok, God has given you everything a man could possible want! What is your problem? Do you think that you are gonna find someone better to make your wife than your best friend? How selfish can one man be? Stop playing around or you will loose what should be your better half (Courtney)! She loves you and you love her. Anyone with eyes can see it. She is a fabulous southern woman, she will make a great mom, she is your biggest fan, and I am willing to bet she will be the best lover you will ever have (because true love makes a difference in the bdrm! ;p). I really will be rooting for the both of you. You belong together and I pray that yall will put your pride aside and go for it. NO REGRETS!
I wanted to " Wish You The Best of Luck " !! with your Charity.
At Christmas I do " PAY IT FORWARD", I either give a friend a gift I know they
cannot afford for Christmas for their Children. The Cost of Living is so High it is
If I think they will not let me do it, I will go to there home and tell the kid' s that this was left at my house by mistake, I will have the address look close to their address , and show them how it was delivered to me by mistake, and Innocent mistake seeing what a busy year this is for Santa.
Their smile is the only gift I need.
Even though I have been through alot medically, almost to the 1st.year of my
Wedding Anniversary , my Dr. called to tell me I had Cancer-I was only 26yrs.old. after 8-1/2 year's of very painful & evasive procedure's I had to have a Full Hystro. I was only 35yrs.old. Because of Cancer & Chemo, I ened up with a Blood Clotting problem. Youngest my 2-specialist have ever dealt with.
So when these kid's smile, there is not enough money or gift's to take away that great feeling.
Again , Good Luck with your Venture, it is not easy - but so worth it when you see what it does for people.
I have been watching the show with my daughter, who is sixteen, and we are both rooting for you and Courtney. The episode with your three favorite ladies having dinner was a lot like looking into a crystal ball. Your parents are so obviuosly deeply in love and that comes from the friendship they had before a romantic bond. You and Courtney have a genuine love for each other based on your friendship. I believe that if there is such a thing as a "soulmate" you and Courtney would fall into that category. Good luck with all your future endeavors.
Matt, I can see the mega-transformation in you in the last couple episodes. Awesome!!! I do think you are continually trying to be honest, though it's hard for you to see things from others' perspectives (e.g., your interpretation of "taking it day by day" doesn't mean a woman wants casual or meaningless sex; men and women interpret this totally differently). I love everything about Courtney, and I can appreciate her bluntness and incredible wit. My favorite comment was Courtney's during the double date about your one-upmanship (and the flag on the moon comment--hilarious!!!). Nobody is perfect but she is such a strong, supportive, loving resource for you. What I am most concerned about is how you can be so flirtatious with other women. I have a feeling that the two of you end up together, meaning you're a couple now (I hope!). However, just recently, there has been news about you being seen with another woman at big events. Even in this episode, there was a photo shot with you and your arms around another woman in the pool, yet you seem to be flirting heavily with Courtney (e.g., insinuating you want to get her to fall in love with you before the South African, Mark, returns) in the same episode. As a marriage counselor of over 20 years, I caution you to not be too touchy feel-y with other women once you're in a committed relationship. Do not spend long periods of time alone with a woman without your significant other (especially when you or someone else is vulnerable). I would never want my husband of 19 years (my best friend) to be all hands-y with female friends!!! I worry that you could slide down a slippery slope and end up betraying a person you love. Affairs are often not planned. The number one reason couples seek counseling is for infidelity and betrayal/trust issues. I'm truly rooting for you both, and I'd love to see if it leads to marriage, but continue to think about how "perception is reality" in everything you do (whether or not it's with Courtney)! Congrats on the life changes, for introducing a new foundation to us with a worthy cause, and for giving us an exciting show/finale to watch! Can't wait to see it...
I have always heard that best friends make the best couple's! What are you waiting for? Court is a beautiful woman, smart, funny, understands you, your family seems to have accepted her, and she is head over heels for you. Dude put a ring on it already! God Bless and good luck.
you NEED to go for courtney. You are sooooo god damn lucky you have her and you need to see that shes the one for you. Dont do her wrong and get Neil out of your dating life. Get real because you will be alone when your 70 years old without a girl in your life. you hot though(; but honestly there is a girl who is perfect for you right infront of you.. her name starts with a C.
Matt and courtney is no match.She cannot move on and find someone else .They both the same.He didn't even mention about Neill in his blog.The guy is fill of himself..God is love Matt and to know God you will know love...Courtney delibrately came late to the gala,it is all about her as one wrote above...You need to check yourself and let go all the ego.All that glitter is not gold,you seems to grasp for the glitter and leave the real thing behind..
OMG!OMG!OMG! What an episode. I cannot BE-lieve you asked Court to be your date! OMG! I am seeing something shift inside of you, Matt. And it's good... it's really good and exciting to see. I cannot wait to see what happens with you guys. She is one-in-a-million. She really is. You can just see that she will always be loyal and true to you, always be a class-act and a beauty. Always be 'an adventure.' And you know what, she'll take care of you. I just didn't think you were going to be ready to see that! But with this metamorphasis into manhood....WOWZIR! I was screaming at the t.v. and can't WAIT to see what happens next! Way to go, Matt!!!
I really thought this was a one sided street and it was just Courtney loving you but now I see all is different!! You seem happy together and I'm glad for you both. The only thing is can you please get her to stop with the analyzing thing, it drives me crazy!!!!
I think Courtney is so not the girl for you. I find her very into herself and comes off like she owns you. Who is she to say, if she doesn't like someone you date, then it isn't going to work. She sounds like an old nagging Italian mother. Yes, I am part Italian so I know. I don't see the spark, I see a desperate woman trying to land a man. I just don't like her personality on the show, she whines too much and to watch her take her sweet time getting ready for the Gala really showed me that it's all about her and not you. Sorry Matt, you can do much better. It will never work!
Wow you seemed like a totally different person in last nights episode versus some of the early ones - your personal growth was obvious to all. It happens like that around your age you wake up and realize what is really important to you in your life. I was so happy to learn you are finally seeing what is right in front of you! This is the last thing I am going to say to you or Courtney on the subject promise - Marry your best friend - especially if you want what your parents have -
Matt!! your gorgeous! You are Courtney really are destin to be together. From just watching the show, i would loveeeeee to seee you two together. You have such a strong friendship bond and its obious you two have some connection, your meant to be!!!! So get it going!
Wow, I could see some serious love between you and Courtney. I once had a similar relationship and because we both were afraid, the friendship as well as what could have been dissolved into nothing. My advise is to be open and honest and let the chips fall where they may.
I just have to say that seeing you two interact really brings back so many of the feelings my now fiancee and I had towards each other before we came to our senses and became a couple. Warms my heart! You two are awesome people- together or not.
Matt my now husband and I were in the same situation as you and Courtney. We were best friends dating others in front of each other of course with jealousy. I was the one holding back because I had something sad happen with my previous relationship and was scared to open up and be vulnerable again, yet anytime I needed someone I ran to him, and he was and is always there, finally I came to my senses realized he was my everything and opened up my heart to the love of my life. My hope for you and Courtney is nothing but love and blessings on ya'lls relationship! Put God first and everything else will work itself out.