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11.11.2011

the acts of a boy.

Sometimes I wonder, "He's either a hologram or a robot, because no human being is that perfect." 


Richie is the single most thoughtful, kind-hearted human being I've ever met. He loves doing little things to surprise me for the sole purpose of seeing me smile. 


He brought me flowers. Twice a week. He'd spontaneously show up on some moped and tell me we were going for a ride. He wrote poems, sent sweet texts, and sat me on his lap in front of his family.

I told him my brother ripped a hole in my life-sized jumbo teddy bear.  The next day while I was at school, he called my mom and spent 3 hours talking with her and sewing it up.  And didn't even tell me after.


My family worships him, especially Jack.  Richie was his stand-in big brother. They played video games and kicked around a soccer ball. They made rude noises and played with the contraband green-lasers Richie bought for Jack.  Rich would go to Jack's games and not even tell me he went.

We went golfing with our dads. 
And don't even get me started on my mom.  
They write 3 page letters to each other.




We sat by the fire and talked for hours.  When I would fall asleep, he never woke me up. He'd lay there, brushing my hair from my face, leaning down to kiss my forehead. 

one of my favorite memorie is his singing to me next to the fire.


Digging a hole
And the walls are caving in,
Behind me,
Airs getting thin,
But I'm trying,
I'm breathing in,
Come find me,

It hasn't felt like this before,
It hasn't felt like home for you,

And I know it's easy to say,
But it's harder to feel this way,
I miss you more than I should,
Than I thought I could,
Can't get my mind off of you,

I know you're scared,
That I'll soon be over it,
That's part of it all,
Part of the beauty,
Of falling in love with you,
Is the fear that you won't fall,

It hasn't felt like this before,
It hasn't felt like home for you,

And I know it's easy to say,
But it's harder to feel this way,
I miss you more than I should,
Than I thought I could,
Can't get my mind off of you,

I'm so proud of you, Elder Connolly!
five months down. nineteen to go.
all my love.

10 comments:

Alicia said...

Paige!! Obsessed with this! So freakin cute I can't even handle it! You two are adorable!!

Danielle and Trev said...

This is TOO cute!! LOVE love love your blog!! Following now :)

kylee said...

ohmygosh. this is the most thrilling thing ever. he's a reaaaaal keeper and i cannot wait for him to come home to you!

Summer-Raye said...

You two are so darlin!!!

Id love for you to check out my blog and follow along. Let me know if you do, Ill be sure to follow back!

can't wait,
Summer-Raye
www.summer-raye.blogspot.com

SierraRachelle said...

Oh my goodness. That is by far the greatest thing I have ever read! I remember when he brought those keys to school and cute that was! ahh I'm so happy you are so happy :)

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

this has got to be the cutest thing i have ever read. if he is going on his mission, can't wait for him to come home to you. and the whole thing with the children's book is just so precious, can't get over it!!
xo TJ

Rae said...

Your blog is adorable. I will stalk it now, if you don't mind.

-rae

Asian Girl said...

so lovely :X

xoxoxo
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CasiDee said...

I'm basically obsessed with your blog. no big deal.
also, this is the stinkin cutest thing ever! :)

CasiDee said...

oh, and one more thing.
HE SANG JOSHUA RADIN TO YOU?!?
oh dang. it doesn't get better than that. :)