Monday, January 11, 2010


Im back. Back to life in Tuscaloosa. Back to the crazy neighbors on my right and on my left Mr Bill (who looks like Creed from the office and who listens to irish folk and 80's rock really loud on the weekends; sara and i think he works for the CIA). Back to classes. And back to long distance. Back to schedule.
I had my first day of classes today. They weren't as bad as i thought. My classes will be hard but i decided to look at it as a challenge, a challenge to stand up against. I usually let things that are hard get me down but ive learned from a certain boy to look at things that are hard for me as a challenge instead of a struggle.
This is one of the many things ive learned from him.
I said in my last entry that i would write an entry overview of 2009. Ive thought about it a lot and realized i do not have much to say about the year. I don't want to be be too negative because 2009 was one of the hardest years ive had in my life.
I will say though that some of my favorite memories happened in 2009 and so with that.. here they are..

Memory #1: Love
In February 2009 Matthew told me he loved me for the first time. It was super sweet...of course me telling the whole world this could be a little cheesy but it was kinda perfect actually and ill tell anyone. We were in Memphis staying with some of his friends and i got the flu REALLY bad. He took care of me by getting up every 4 hours in the middle of the night to give me more medicine and to make sure my 102 temperature would stay down. I knew it before he even said it because i honestly have never felt more love like that before by someone because of their actions other than my mom... He didn't even have to say it to me because i knew it but he did as i was falling asleep and ill never forget it.
Being in a relationship has taught me more about God than i ever imagined it would.

Memory #2: Surprises
In April Matt surprised me for my birthday by showing up in a refrigerator box on my front porch at midnight. I almost cried because it meant so much to me. I was having a rough week and didn't think id see him anytime close to my birthday. He's good at surprises when he wants to be ;) ( i say that because he tells me most of time im getting one)

Memory #3: road trips and the coolest couple on earth
In the summer I got to take a road trip to California with him which is by far one of the best times Matt and I have had together. We saw the coolest places. Met some cool people. And were both changed by the Toiegos who are a couple we worked with out there. God taught me so much through them.

Memory #4: Roommates.
Last spring Sara and I went with Davis Ann to her beach house for a long weekend. It was just the 3 of us in her amazing house and if you know anything about the beach in February/early spring its beautiful. We talk about that weekend being so great all of the time and i honestly cant tell you why. Its not because we did anything out of the ordinary and laughed all night. It was just perfect. Peaceful and refreshing. Most defiantly in the top 3 weekends of the semester.

Spring break in Dallas with Matt's family as well as many weekends with Erica coming over and moving in our house defiantly go in my top favorite memories of 2009. Hopefully 2010 will bring so much more. The start of it has already been good although i have my feelings of dread towards school. The past 11 days God has taught me so much. Matt and I have grown even closer than before and I have to much to look forward to in living with such great people here.

As much as im not ready I am.

oh P.S. Matthew had a job interview in Nashville last weekend. He finds out i 2 weeks if he got it. I think im more nervous than he is.
We will see.

Artist of the week: The Temper Trap


Matthew said...

I'm your favorite in 2009! YAY! Your my favorite too and if I actually blogged I would tell that story as well. Well written babe, I like it.

Ginger Alien said...

Wow, I didn't know those stories about Matt. It sounds just like a movie or something. You deserve such sweetness! -Brother Chris

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