Oh my...I am sitting in church. I am completely convinced that I am the happiest person in this room right now. I tried ever so discreetly to read your email at intervals during ward council this morning. But it was hard to conceal my smile.
My heart is pretty much always feeling the same these days. It just feels love and longing and gratitude.
I better go. But know that I just loved your email. And it makes me want to drive to Boston right now.
I love you so much it hurts. Haha.
And later that same day...another note to Danny...
It's amazing to me that we can be so far apart, but yet you are so much a part of my life here. I had quite an unexpected day. And it made me think of you and want to be with you. Well, life is full of so many surprises, as we know...and today there was a rather big one. Just after church I found out that my Mom and Dad were in a car accident late last night. :( They are doing well. But they are very, very lucky. My mom said they are lucky to be alive. They just came from my Dad's 67th birthday party at my Grandma's house. They were actually waiting at the light at this quiet intersection by their home, and a drunk, college aged girl came speeding down the road and tried to brake, but instead skid into their car and t-boned the side of it, on my mom's side. They got released from the hospital today and are home resting and being cared for by my sister and brother-in-law and grandma and aunts and uncles. Oh man, life is so precious. Every moment of it. It makes me want to be so grateful for every loved one in my life. And it makes me want to also make the most of my life. Oh, it makes me so sad to think of losing my parents, or to even think of them aging. It will really be hard to let go of them someday. But, of course, I am so grateful that I've had good parents for as long as I have.
Oh, Danny........it has been a tender day. And, of course, you've been in my heart all day. It was nice to be at church and to think of you. It was nice to read and re-read your emails. It was nice to tell good friends about you.
And, then, when I later found out this news, it was nice thinking about the comfort and love that I already feel in my life because of you. I know we have not been together in the traditional sense, but you still have been a companion to me since I've known you. And it is so nice to feel that on days like this.
I hope you've had a wonderful Sunday. And I hope that you've been well fed today. I got invited over for dinner and had an amazing time with some women from church. And then Sara, my dear friend you met, also brought over dinner (some quiche and salad) just to be nice.....honestly, I can't believe how spoiled I am to have such dear friends.
Right now I need to get a few things done before my week starts. I hope you're having a great evening!!
Can you believe that I'll see you on Saturday??????? I simply cannot wait.
Sending you so much love,
These letters today made me think about companionship - and how it is hands down one of the greatest blessings in life!! Do you guys feel some companionship with someone? I so hope you do!!! I think it can come in so many forms - through a spouse, sibling, friend, child, parent, or pet. I've heard moms talk about their one year olds as their little companions. So cute. And well - I think potential boyfriends & girlfriends that you meet on line can even feel like companions on those days you would otherwise be alone.
Today I had to post this picture of this CUTE dog whom we love. Molly is the dog of our dear friend. And yes, her mouth is always like that (could you just die?) From what I hear, dogs can be some of the best companions. :)
Who is your companion?
Danny is mine. Through and through. :)