Friday, August 7, 2009

the meaning of "ICE CREAM!" ...

On Wednesday July 29, Casey and I went to Intermountain Medical Center to visit Casey's brother-in-law. He had surgery last week and is now doing well. We were with him for a while and it was comfortable chatting and laughing. One of the nurses was really sweet and I enjoyed talking to her and learning about her life! We were not really planning on staying as long as we did but concluded that it was a huge blessing in disguise. Casey was able to help give a blessing to an older teenager who fell off a bull in the rodeo. His face was apparently stampeded after falling off. This teen became one of my hero's that day because he was so brave!! He did not understand the concept of getting a blessing but was calm and grateful for it. His face was obviously in a lot of pain and his jaw had been sewn shut but he was still happy and optimistic and making the most of his situation. I really, really admired this guy and pray that his recovery will go well!!



In the evening, Casey came and picked me up and we went back to his house. We were working on figuring out life and how to plan for everything, especially financially. I think we made good progress but still have a lot of things to do. We were there until almost 11 or so and then both of us got tired so he took me back home. As he walked me up to my back door, I went to hug him--like always--and he had this look of concentration/ determination on his face. I had NO idea what he was doing and continued going for a hug.... Then, he completely caught me off guard when he leaned towards me and kissed me! I would have loved to have been able to see my reaction to the whole thing because I am guessing I looked surprised and shocked. We then hugged and then I kissed him just as quickly. They weren't the perfect kisses--the situation must have been kind of awkward--but they were perfect to me! <3


I had a really hard time sleeping that night because I was just so happy and filled with so much love. (This has become a standard problem for me though and I hope that it won't last forever....) I know that everyday I decide that it is the happiest day of my life but this one really does top that list right now.


The next morning, Casey and I went walking/ jogging together and then did some exercises. I was all sweaty and had not showered yet for the day. I didn't really feel that pretty but he kept telling me I was beautiful.... And when we were finished "being healthy" (I guess you should never really finish that but ultimately should strive for it every day--I've got quite the journey ahead of me to make this become a habbit....) we kissed again--even though we were both sweaty. I really liked this though because it proved that our love was not just superficial (not that I even questioned that) but rather eternal.


And so to explain the title of this posting, it is customary at BYU to buy your roommates ice cream after you were kissed. It is just a fun tradition and allows girls time to talk!! :) I really wonder if guys do this as well but have no idea. When one of your roomies would come home from a date (if there was any potential) we would always ask if it was ice cream good. And right about now, I am guessing that all of my roomies from last year are sad that it is summer and we are not living together....

1 comment:

Kyley said...

Congrats! All of my guy friends do the whole m&m, ice cream, pizza, steak dinner thing...