Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm grateful for.....................

My husband! And sweet memories

{My computer has crashed and we've completely rebooted the whole thing, lost lots of doc's, found them, then the keyboard won't work all the time, so I have been unable to update my blog like I have wanted to}

11 years ago today, Jesse told me that he loved me. It was very bitter sweet for me. For it was on the same day that my grandpa Poppy (the only grandpa I knew) had passed away. I still remember that entire day so vividly. I remember the day before that too, for that was the last time I ever spoke to Poppy. He was having one of the last of his lucid moments (he was dying from prostrate cancer) and while I was working in the school switchboard during chapel, my mom called and said that Poppy wanted to talk to me, so I did, and he told me that he loved me and that he was proud of me and that all he ever wanted from me is that I just kept on serving Jesus, no matter how, no matter what. That is the last thing he said to me on this earth. That night, late in the night, he passed on to glory. I was told by my dorm supe Ruthie Vogel early the next morning.
While running around trying to get all my passes figured out, plane tickets and rides to the airports figured out and all that stuff, Jesse was there with me. He was helping me do what I needed which was just mostly his support, and he was awesome with that. My friend Talia, dorm supe Maribel Anaya, and roommate Jamie Stigar all got passes to take me to the airport. While Talia was pulling her car around to load my luggage in, Jesse and I were sitting in the lobby at school (referred to by the students as the drool pool) and he just looked at his hands, then looked me in the eyes and said, before you leave, I just wanted to let you know that I love you. He said he wanted me to know that before I left!
Such a sweetheart! He knew my heart was broken over my Poppy's death, and he helped me with my grief. And to this day, I will never be able to express to him how much his love does for me. He is the most awesome man I know! And I love him very much!
And yes, for all you curious georges, I told him that I loved him too, after the shock wore off, I was already in the car pulling away and I told the girls in the car with me. They slammed on the brakes, asked me if I told him back and I said "I don't think so" so they all hopped out of the car, waved him forward while screaming SHE LOVES YOU TOO. Then I did tell him face to face!
I always have and I always will love him.



Kayte said...

I'm grinning like an idiot reading that! Cute!

Jeri Hill said...

Awww, how very sweet! I really didn't need to cry today ~ thank you very much!!! :) He is very lucky to have YOU!

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