summertime it is.
On May 12th 2012
Before Justin left
Sarah, Andrew, Johnny, Ryan, Justin and I
all went downtown for a little while.
We went to Mellow Mushroom, a pizza place in downtown Columbia,
We got 2 medium pizzas
1 chicken and cheese
and while we waited
we decided to take a few photos
He is my most favorite boy.
Once the pizzas were finished
We went to Riverfront Park
sat in a parking spot beside the park to eat our pizza
We are hooligans. : )
It was a sweet summer night.
The last night before Justin would leave for the Summer.
It was so good to be all together
and to just relax after the semester was over
The pizza was delicious!!
And the company perfection.
And the cool sweet summer air surrounded us making the environment calming and delightful.
It was a grand evening.
Also, we may have had a little too much fun paying scribblenauts on the Ipad as well.
Hence, the giant whale with top hat on and rider holding a large red ribbon.
Sunday was Mothers Day
after going to church
we all headed over to Charissa and Tom’s apartment
It was delicious!
After the festivities of the afternoon we all sat for a bit and watched an episode of Psych together.
It was raining, drizzling and then a steady downpour
Justin and I became quite sad.
That night I would be taking him to the train station
and he would be leaving for summer.
Call us young, call us immature, call us childish.
But the emotions felt during that time were as honest and pure as they come.
We cried together.
for a long time.
We stood in the rain
After we left Charissa and Tom’s
we dried our tears for a time
and ran about Walmart with Johnny and Ryan for a bit.
Then we went home to sit.
Justin’s train didn’t leave until 1:44am
and so we wouldn’t be driving him to the train station until about 11pm
cried some more.
It is something very sweet to feel the exact same emotion as another person.
To be in the exact same emotional state together at the same time.
It has been over 6 months we have been dating now.
And we have just recently told each other that we do indeed love one another.
We took a long time to pray about what loving someone actually means.
a lot of time
getting Godly counsel
researching what biblical love actually is
discussing it for some time.
in the same place Justin told me he liked me
he told me he loved me.
We recognize the love we have is young,
and we do not suppose we know how to love perfectly
but we are ready to learn.
Dad drove Justin and I to the train station.
We were both exhausted
after arriving at the train station we both woke up a bit
Justin got his ticket
checked his baggage
we had to say goodbye one last time.
We stood in the train station
and said goodbye.
And then he walked me back to the car.
He stood by my door and waved goodbye
then closed it and walked back into the train station.
Dad didn’t drive away right away
and at this point I was completely in tears.
Dad suggested I get out again and hug him one last time.
And I am so thankful he gave us time to do that.
I got out of the car and Justin came out of the train station
in the parking lot of the train station
we said our last goodbye.
tears and rain.
a hug and a kiss
and a last ‘I love you’
and then I got back into the car and drove away.
I came home.
Took this picture.
Called him to say goodnight.
And then fell asleep.
I have swollen eyes, lost my voice and am 89% sure I have a head cold.
And, I miss the boy very much.
even through the tears and the goodbyes and the missing of eachother
we are still growing with each other
and glad to be on summer holiday.
This summer will be a time for
we are excited.
And I am excited
I am planning on putting this summer to good use.
and am so glad for the break from school
and the time to put my mind to things other then academics for a time.
And so, friends,
with that summer night evening
and goodbye story
I leave you for now,
to begin reading my 7 books that I plan to complete over summer.
Until next time then.