Saturday, March 27, 2010

Moving, Tears and Loooove!

It's been a long time!

I tried to keep writing after getting home from Africa but life just got to busy. Life's still busy (future posts:P) but now that I'm removed from my home and native land I have to keep in touch anyway.

Proverbs 27:10 "...for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off."

Isn't that sad?! It made me tear up. Those of you who know me know that tearing up is a frequent occurrence. In the last month:
-Saying goodbye to everyone to move 17 hours away.
-Aaron pinched my jeans with pliers and accidentally (?) got skin.
-Mom texted me from my best friend's baby shower.
-I threw up and had no mommy to say, "ohhh baby!"
-Looking at pictures of my nephews on facebook.
-My dad-in-law told a joke where I was the punch line.**
-Walking into Aaron and I's very much unfinished house that needs to be ready for occupation in 2 months. :P

I think that's all the times in the last month. Aaron probably remembers better than I. I have promised Aaron that I will NEVER use tears to manipulate him.

Even with the tears though the happy times have filled in every moment between. I love being close to my Aaron. Not having to have phone dates, not having to hear about his day but being able to participate in it, sitting beside him during meeting, hearing him pray, watching him interact with his (crazy) family, seeing him smile love at me, hearing him repeat the same old jokes over and over again....

I'd go on but I've given Aaron permission to proof read all blogs and if I get too sappy he'll edit me! I'm used to telling the world every detail of my life and he's like a sealed attic. We bought a house last fall which we're fixing up for when we're married. I told EVERYONE the second our offer was accepted. Aaron just got around to telling his people this month because it was too personal of an item to share.

Looking forward to blogging again! It's so much fun watching life for stories to tell- please comment! I love reading them:):)

**Aaron's edit: My dad-in-law told a joke and I didn't get it.

9 comments:

Kammy Wielenga said...

that was a good read! Keep 'em comin'! :)

Carla said...

I actually read this the day you wrote it and am even leaving a comment!!! points for me. can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks.and i'm just staring at the screen now trying to think of something witty, but it's not coming. I know you're disapointed. maybe next post. love you!!!

cand said...

i love you!!

Jen said...

Miss you Angelina!!

Priscilla F. said...

Aww Angelina... I thought it was bad when I had to move 6 hours away. Least I got to remain in my native land! :) I wouldn't change a thing tho' now... it's home.

Robert said...

Good to see you back. A sealed attic? You are marrying a Scotsman!

Gabrielle said...

Yay, a blog post! I'm looking forward to many more...
:)

17 hours? that puts it into perspective... doesn't seem as far! (though I think there's a big border somewhere in there....)
miss you! Looking forward to the big day.

krista said...

unfortionately, angelina, after a while even if you WANETD to manipulate aaron using tears you probably couldn't! he will have become so numbed to them, you'll get maybe a "oh. what's wrong?" and that's about it. (so says a fellow crier from experience??? haha not saying:):)
enjoyed the post! love you!

Shelley said...

I agree w/ Krista on the crying. Jason almost does not notice anymore. OK it is not THAT bad. But, manipulation, NEVER, I cry WAY too much for that:) Love you and your blog:):):)