Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Love letter to Mr. Nielson #1



Dear Mr. Nielson,

Hi my love. You are away.
Scout camp.
Far away, and we can't even talk on the phone.
So, like the pioneers (and our parents) I will write love letters.
I am listening to Fictionist right now,
I watched them on an episode of: The Song That Changed my Life last night.
It was such a good episode. You know, Jed filmed it. It was so amazing.
Guess what, they played one of our favorite songs-
Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me"
I wanted to cry because it was so so good. I missed you though.
That song even its though sad reminds me of you.
I LOVE emotional music. Music that makes me sad, happy, romantic,
or anything really deep- but you know that.
That song does it to me, and they sang it!!
Remember when they came to the family Gala? That was so incredible.

Yesterday I took Lydia home from playing at our house and asked the Claire to
keep an eye on Lottie. She was peacefully sleeping on my bed for her afternoon
nap. I knew it would be just fine if I left for a few minutes.
I got a phone call about 5 minutes after I left.
The children were watching a movie on TV and the
emergency dude came on declaring a serious flash flood.
The children got so nervous- I guess they had never heard or seen
one of those. Claire gathered everyone, snatched sleeping Lottie
(who was awake now and crying at this point.)
and ran to the neighbors house.
She told me she was afraid that a big wave would come over the mountains.
I was frustrated and proud of her at the same time.
She is getting to be so grown up and responsible.

I love summer storms. They make me so happy and feel so cozy.
I missed you tonight laying with me in bed enjoying the storm.
Don't you love when the windows are open and the wind is blowing the chimes so
hard it makes them crash up against the apple tree?
Don't you love looking under the street light at the rain with me?

{remember when we got rained on at the Sundance Bluebird Cafe?}

I miss you sweetie.
I love you lots forever and always.

-Your Wifey