|02 05 06 - 11:20pm]
-Going to see Batman with Joanna, Rene, Matt, Tyler, David, and Kate. We went to the WRONG theater... which kind of worked out in a weird way.
-4 hour conversation until 1:30 AM.
-When I cried at your baptism when you read Galatians 2:20 and the song lyrics. (Tears of joy of course.) Gave you a half-hug.
-You cheering on my little sisters at their softball game.
-Seeing Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
-Talking on the golf course… you told me to burn "the list" but it was that night that I realized that you WERE the list...
Getting stopped by a cop.
Cop: "You’re a long way from East Lyme. Are you sleeping over her house?"
Us at same time: "NO sir!" (Did we look as suspicious as he said we did?!)
-Making you eat a lemon... peel and all at 99. Tying your shoelaces together, hehe.
-North Stonington fair. WISHING you were there…
-When you showed up at the Masalin’s randomly and when you surprised me at Friendly’s too...
-When we visited Tim’s mom and sisters and then we went to the mall.
-When you stole my sunset on the farm painting… and I decided that day that I would spend the rest of my summer working on one just for you and give it to you for your birthday.
-Wishing you there at Matt’s graduation party… and wishing you were there at the fireworks…
-Tyler’s house... sitting with you by the pool... the way you looked at me, peeking out from above your arm… telling me that you wanted to court me. Looking sooo dorky but sooooooo cute. I thought I was going to melt.
-Spending time with Connie. Midsummer’s Night Dream.
-After you hugged me for the first real time, I walked into my house in a dazed and dreamy way and my little sisters said I smelled like you… (your cologne was on me probably.)
-My heart... slowly changing... slowly giving in to the idea. Not just missing you. Not just wanting to spend all my time with you... but dreaming about you and desiring to touch you, denying this and fighting it.
|Don't forget this
|02 05 06 - 10:52pm]
I posted this in the beginning of January (and I've made some additions):
My thoughts somehow always return to her as if they've never stopped being on her. She's just a little more vocal about that urge to call me... but I have it 24/7 too. She's just more vocal about how she's crazy about me, and so everybody and their mom know's she's crazy about me... but for the record, I think they can tell the same thing about me.
When it comes down to it, I've never met anybody like Dannielle. Her faith and devotion and flame for Jesus Christ is the most attractive thing about her. That's the best and most important thing for me in a girl. When I needed her to listen to me last night, I knew I could count on her. And she did come through. She knows me and desires to know me, to learn me, like I want to learn her. She's energetic, zippy as she'd call it, and that's something I need to be around more often or else I'd be this serious stick-in-the mud. She challenges me and I like that and admire that. She makes me think. She makes me want to be a better person for the right reasons. Not for her, but for God. She's a tremendous encouragement to me by the way she's lived her life, and the way she lives her life (though she'd never admit that. Can we say humble?) And the one thing that always tends to draw me to somebody is strength. With all that she's gone through, she's this diamond in the rough.
I like how I can compliment her. She's a talker, I'm a listener. (But from time to time it can be the other way around). She's energetic, I'm a little more laid back. Together she and I are this ball of fire for the Lord, and we're not afraid to take to the streets and shine. I think that's amazing.
I like how the relationship is always growing and we both want it to grow. We want it to take time, but we want it now at the same time. I think one of the best things is how she forgives me.
I appreciate your character
I can trust you
I can be completely honest with you
I am encouraged by your life, past and present, and how the Lord has brought you through the thick and thin. When I heard your family story, I wished so bad I could have known you to be there for you, to comfort and console you, and build you up when you were down. I want to do that everytime I hear you're down.
You challenge me to be a better man for the Lord, and I know I challenge you as well, and I like that balence.
I appreciate the tool of the Lord's you've been in my life. He's really used to you to shape me especially before I went to college.
I appreicate your effort to know me, to dig deep, even if it means you've got to pull it out of me. You do that, and that means a lot to me. That tells me that you know me. That's what I want most of all. I want you to know me and want to constantly learn me. I want you to grow with me, and I want that to take time.
I appreicate that you have forgiven me for the past no matter what, and the grace that comes with that.
I appreciate the grace that you constantly pour out on me.
I appreciate how you're vocal about missing me, and how you share your feelings with me.
I appreciate your energy and how you compliment me, I love how we match.
I appreciate your persistence with what you struggle with. I love watching you grow.
I love growing with you
I love learning you
I love talking to you, listening to you and your voice and infectious laugh
I appreciate how prayerful and purposeful you've been with this relationship
I appreciate how you give me compliments that are impossible to refuse --- they pierce the heart.
I love your fire for the Lord, your obedience and constant seeking for Him and His will.
Love in Christ -- the best there ever is,
|02 05 06 - 2:36pm]
I take note of the small things, and it's the small things that tend to affect me the most. Last night you had to go and do strike, which I knew you weren't happy about. (Hey, Justin Linderman showed up, so that made it better right?) I really appreciate how you let me sleep and you went to go and do sonething you could have just as easily not gone to. I'm proud of you and the determination and hard work it must have taken you to get those 5 out of 8 things done. I just wanted to tell you that I notice the growth that those decisions show me. Those are the kinds of decisions that draw you and I closer and that please God at the same time.
Though we may be apart, things like the short conversation can draw us closer than any 6 hour conversation.
|01 31 06 - 10:05pm]
This journal is ours to document and record the memories of our relationship. It's a tool to document the growth, trials and challenges that we've come achieved and overcome. This journal has the same purpose that we have in our relationship and our individual lives: To glorify God. The difference between our individual journals and this one should be ever so slight because the purposes are the same: To give God the glory. His name needs to appear more than yours and mine... combined. His love needs to be pervasive throughout this journal even though it could be demonstrated of how we treat each other. This journal is another means to share our hearts with each other, to express cares and concerns, and to offer encouragement. This journal is to be filled with love.
"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers [and sisters!]." 1John 3:16
|Planned on You
|01 29 06 - 11:48pm]
Planned On You
by Dana Glover
(From The Wedding Planner)
I have planned my life, to the last detail
With a story book romance to fill my days
But the funny thing about answered prayer
Is they come to you in unexpected ways
How could I plan on forever,
When I never planned on you?
Someone to fall for
To love for all eternity
Baby let's plan on forever
And watch all our dreams come true
You're what I live for
Who I can give for ever to
My destiny is you
Cause you danced with me, and the earth stood still
My heart can't quite believe how right this seems
When you're in my arms the truth of us
Is better than the best of all my dreams
Sometimes the one you're right for is standing too close to see
But you saw the light and never gave up on me
Baby, let's plan on forever
And watch all our dreams come true
You're what I live for
Who I can give forever to
Now I see