26 December 2010

Props Alex G. Bell

Merry Christmas!


I happened to get exactly what I wanted for Christmas this year!


Now I think I'm one of the most low maintenance people I know.  For some one so admittedly picky when it comes to women, I'm incredibly not picky in anything else.  I will eat anything, in almost any amount, some days I crave specific things but I never get sick of anything; I could, and sometimes do, eat the same thing every day for weeks just because it's more convenient.  I love slightly burnt cookies, I actually thing they taste better when dipped in milk than normal cookies do.  When my mom asked me what I wanted for my birthday dinner I told her Lasagna(the store-bought kind) and a Costco cheesecake.  This Christmas when my Mom asked me what I wanted I simply asked for a magazine subscription and whatever else she thought I could use.  You could say the list of things I don't like is microscopic.  Personally I think this makes me the ultimate catch.


Anyway, I got exactly what I wanted today!  For a few minutes I got to hear Hannah's voice and converse with her!  It's funny how even though we haven't said a word to each other in 7 months, or seen each other in 10, that a conversation can be struck up as quickly as if our call had just been disconnected for a few seconds.  I laugh at how we kept interrupting each other because we both had so much we wanted to say.


I think I really needed to hear Hannah's voice again, to hear it hadn't changed.  Ever since I mentioned the Temple Marriage Ultimatum she's been busting my chops on a different area of my religiosity and spirituality about every other letter.  This last week she was "reminding" me that she wanted a Strong Priesthood holder at the head of her future family, which is an honorable goal.  I suppose my spirituality is one aspect in which I have a lot of room to grow, which will come in time I'm sure.  I find it hard to explain how I feel in the written word, trust me, I've tried.  I was up until about 4AM last night trying to figure out how to word them in this weeks response, but to no avail.  I didn't bring it up on the phone because I felt it would be inappropriate to jump into serious matters in such a rare opportunity, so I just gave in and got swept up by the excitement.  Even now I'm further considering what I will respond.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i didn't want to get into religous issues with my mish on the phone call either. i'm willing to get married in the temple...don't want to though. i don't think there should be a "head of household" 2 heads are better than 1!
anyhow, we both just ignored the fact that i have religous issues and were goofy together. it was a nice phone call and i'm glad you had one too. you go over to her parents' or what?

Kelsey said...

Very jealous that you were able to talk with Hannah! I couldn't gather the nerve to ask the family if I could intrude on their Christmas call. Maybe Mother's Day... considering it will also be my birthday.

Waiting On A Sister Missionary said...

Haha!

I actually have a pretty good relationship with "the family." I usually do with all the girls I've dated. I don't think I intruded too much, they left me a few minutes at the end of their call, which Hannah expanded to about 15-20 mins. We all(she, her family, and I) kind of broke a "rule"(more of a guideline) so that I could talk to her. It has made for more "temptation" as my little sister pointed out, but it's not the first time Hannah and I have put ourselves in a situation of some form of temptation or another and resisted...

Anon- It's not that I didn't want to get into religious matters, it would've been easier to discuss over the phone rather than through letters. There were just other things I was more interested in talking about, both of us were. There will be plenty of time to discuss all those matters in 8 months when she gets home.

Lisa S said...

Yeah you will be a great missionary for him and Hannah will come home and marry him, the new convert. Ya never know...