January 29, 2013
"Been exhausted all day but can't seem to stay asleep. So I've been praying and reading my Bible. And making a gratitude list. I want to thank you for being you. I've never been this happy in life. Even with life being full of ups and downs right now. You're so strong and compassionate. Your beauty overwhelms me sometimes and your desire to gain the most from life is invigorating. God radiates through you and I'm ecstatic with knowing I get to be a part in such a journey. You are the love of my life and I sometimes forget to convey that message. I love you. :)"
-text message from Richard Gaiser, December 2nd, 2012
Are you serious? How lucky am I that I got to experience love like this, even for a short time? This text message moved me so much that I took a screen shot of it to save for rainy days. What a sweet, romantic soul that boyfriend of mine was. I thank God every single day that He was brought into my life. We only knew each other for eight months and dated for six. And those six months were beautiful, challenging and rewarding all rolled into one. They were real. They were sincere. They were hard. They were good.
Today was hard, but it ended well. I am so grateful for the beautiful friends I have in my life for I would not make it through without them. Going to bed, focusing on the positive and thanking the Lord for what he allowed me to see through my relationship with Richard. I am also giggling to myself a little because he would probably be mortified to know I have shared such a text message. But seriously...how can a girl not share that?
Missing my wishing-to-stay-under-the-radar kind of boy.