"Amy, my sweet and dear first love? You know that I love you, don't you? How did it all start? Where did it begin? Was it a single event? No. I think it's something more. I like to think of it as a painting, or drawing, or a music piece. You can't take it apart and call one part more important than the other, just as with a relationship or history with a dear friend. Further, in paintings and drawings, you can't see a beginning, it just is. True, you can ask the artist himself, and he could possibly point out the origin, but what does it mean without the entirety? And with music, it is possible for it to continue on and on without an end, as long as one is willing to continue to write. But even if one is willing to write his or her entire earthly life, the song will eventually end with death. But not so with eternity. Now if one is immortal, he or she truly may compose a never-ending song. I like that. Music is alive, swelling with moments of excitement . passion, emotion, and energy, and receding in moments of thought. wonder, peace, or sorrow. It moves with life, as life moves to it. You know that nearly, irresistible urge to tap a finger or toe, or sing aloud when hearing a masterful or lively song? I feel music is a wonderful representation of life. I'm so happy our song can go on forever, Amy."
He writes so beautifully, I can't even compare! My letters must be awful compared to the wonderful ones he writes me. I dooo have to brag a little bit because I just sent him an AWESOME package! I got family and friends to all write letters and draw pictures for him and topped his package with that! The package had TONS of candy and snacks and such! A ton! And I put in pens because they are expensive in Brazil. I also put in a P-Day shirt! It is ALMOST pink! it's like a red pink. =) And I put in an Application to date a Daughter of God. And I put in three pink ties! And a thumb drive with hymn arrangements I recorded of me playing the piano. Hmm, I think that was all...but I prolly forgot somethings. But I sent that off this Tuesday and I cannot wait til he gets it!
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
I am simply in love with music! It helps so much with emotions and is a great stress reliever! I just want to share the music I find so that others can maybe get the same comfort and joy from them that I do! And I can't wait to share all of them with Cody when he gets back!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Time flies by when you don't count the days! I am currently getting a package ready to send to Cody! But it's gonna take a little while because I want it to be awesome! I totally went to walmart and bought TONS of candy and such! =) Right now, i'm getting friends and family to write letters and i'm gonna put those in the box too! He will loooove it!
He keeps on writing how time is flying for him! And he is worried that before he knows it, he will be back home still starting to learn to language! I am soo proud of him! He has been doing more knocking on doors lately because they have a shortage on investigators. And they just had a zone conference. He painted a members house, inside and out! And he also says that he isn't allowed to wear sunglasses so he is going to have crow's feet =) hahaa he is just gonna be super tan when he gets back! And I will be rexburg white! dang it!
I can only imagine the powerful spirit that was in this room while all those missionaries were singing!
ok....this is DISGUSTING!
Look how handsome he is! and i think he is looking older
He can paint my house any day!
dawww! they are soo cold!
missionaries are so cute! but especially mine!
what a beautiful temple!
aaaaaand he loves pizza...obviously =)
Sooo that is an update of Cody! An update of me would be that I am working full time now at the pharmacy! My car broke down last week and I have been working in the evenings with Cody's dad trying to fix it. I think that it might be working again. I am going to try it out and see if it does ok. Yay! Work is kinda taking a lot of my time so I don't have much to say other than that! I love Elder Norman I check the mailbox every day! I just started the Book of Mormon over again! and I LOVE it! I am just plucking along and trying to make some money! Hopefully the time continues to move forward at a quick speed! Thanks for reading!
Friday, August 17, 2012
I feel like the sun is finally coming out! Well maybe it's just peeking over my darkened world. I still think of Cody having just left BUT really we are on month five! I now don't have to say "I have to wait two years" I can say a year and a half! (well almost!) And I am just so happy and proud of him! He is doing soo great!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Can you believe it?! I am in the 500's now!!! I feel like the six hundreds flew by! I sure hope the 5's fly by too! I just want to share a love story that I think is almost as beautiful as Cody's and mine =)
I suppose I can give some updates on Cody. Obviously from my last pictures, he went to a huge missionary meeting and met up with some old CTM buddies and also saw our hometown friend Elder Eli Stoddard for the first time! That was exciting to hear! I had been waiting for the day that they would meet up. He has had a baptism and there is another one that is probably going to happen soon! YAY! He received a package from his mom! He is currently reading and loving Jesus The Christ. He also bore his testimony to the branch last week and expressed his love for his mission to them. It makes me want to have heard him BUT he always bears his testimony is his letters to me and we always have shared our feelings about the church so I don't feel too bad!
Sometimes I forget how Cody sounds or acts and I try to imagine him just walking up to me and picturing what he would say/do. Sometimes I can't do it because it has been so long. This makes me sad. But then I will watch the video he gave me before he left and then memories just flood my mind. Sometimes I wonder exactly how much he is going to change in these two years. I mean, of course he is changing for the best and is becoming an amazing person. I just wonder how different he is going to be. And if I will know how to act... these are just worries/ things I have been wondering about lately. He sounds exactly the same in his letters. Exactly the same meaning he sounds just like his fabulous self, simply intensified.
I have heard a lot how missionaries will go on their missions and then after about a month, will write home and tell their parents/family how they have truly developed a testimony of their own. I know that it's a wonderful thing, but I LOVE how I KNEW Cody had a super strong testimony before he even left. And he would share it with me all the time. He didn't have to obtain it after he left. And his mission is only letting it grow! I love hearing him talk about his strong feelings of the gospel through his letters. It makes me super happy!
OH! I don't know if i mentioned before, but I received TWO packages from my love! One was really flat and light and I had no clue what was inside. When I opened it, it had three beautiful drawings done by him! And I would post a picture, but some things are just so special and beautiful, I don't share them. The other package I got the next day and it was a really small box but when I opened it, there was a lot of stuff inside! He packed that thing!
Inside were two PINK scarves, two pairs of PINK earrings, some brazillian red dirt, PINK clackers, (a cute little string with balls at the end which you clack together) yogurt candy, fake flowers, and of course a letter! which also included instructions on how to clack the clackers together =) with stick figures showing me exactly how to do it! I love him so much!
Well I didn't get a letter this week but I did send off a HUGE letter on friday. It was almost too big to close the envelope! He is going to feel the love when he gets that big boy! I think I am currently doing pretty ok. It has been a couple days since I have cried for him, which is good. Everytime I hear about him now, I get excited and start talking about how fabulous he is/is doing! There are a few things that will do that to me. They would be : Photography
cute little puppies
anything and everything to do with Cody and my's relationship
In my last letter, I explained to Cody that I appreciated the kind of relationship we have so much! I love him so much and he is my best friend. I told him that I know that whatever happens, if we don't end up together, I will still love him and will still be his best friend! Because what we have is that great!
Amy loves Cody
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Hello! So remember when I posted about the Cody Quotes I have? I have a sticky pad of a hundred of them! And I pull one off every week! Well last time, I was only at seven! And now I am on seventeen! So here is an update! And I will post the first seven too!
I don't think I can handle his cuteness! These weekly quotes and letters seriously make the time seem to go faster! I love you Elder Norman!
Monday, August 6, 2012
Four months down! We have officially started month five! Even though I haven't seen him for almost eight...
It seems like time has gone SOO SLOW! and flown by at the same time. It is the strangest feeling. I just got some new pictures from him! Let me share!
|Cody and Eli! Eli is Cody's and my friend who left before him!|
|Cody got pens and candy from his mom!|
|My two favorite things in the world!|
|Sunset by Cody|
|That is a TON of missionaries!|
|not sure what this is...|
|back off ladies|
|Eli and Cody again! I miss both of those boys!|
|missionaries waiting for their train i think. aww|
|At the station! So Beautiful!!!|
|AWW i love missionaries!|
|The Sao Paulo Temple!|
|Another one at the station! Beautiful lighting!|
|Another one of the temple!|
Sometimes I just don't talk to people about missing Cody because i know they won't understand how i'm feeling. So if you ask me if I miss Cody, and I don't go on and on about it, it's because I miss him so much, I can't even describe it with words.
These song helps give me faith