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10 years is a lifetime. [11 Sep 2011|08:20pm]
In ten years I have experienced, life, loss, love, heartbreak....life.

Ten years ago today I was sitting in Mrs. Corkern's sixth grade math class when Mrs. Waters came in telling of the events going on in New York.

In ten years I have:
Graduated Elementary School
Graduated Middle School
Graduated High School
Attended UAB
Attended UA
Broken up
Planted a church
Went on youth retreats
Fallen in love
Got engaged
Experienced loss of a loved one
Saw Alabama win a national championship
Held a new born baby (x4)
Had a job
Had braces
Flown on an airplane
Learned to drive
Moved (x 8)
Donated my hair to locks of love (x4)
Attened prom (x2)
and countless other things that would take me ten years to name

in ten years, I have grown up.
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[22 Aug 2011|08:01am]
One year ago today I
got my iPhone
I had a very small lunch at Habaneros after church with Mom, Dad, and Craig
I had my picture taken for school
I was invited to go to Atlanta to the aquirium with my future husband. 
I had Chuy's for dinner.
I got the funniest birthday card ever (even though it wasn't my birthday)

That night, he called "dibs", and I am so glad he did.

My life has not been the same since August 21, 2010.  Those changes have bettered me more than words can describe.  God has truly blessed me with a man after His own heart.  My heart leaps for joy when I see him.  Nothing else in the world matters when I am with him.  I am so lucky that Craig Newton is going to be my husband.

This past year has been the absolute best year of my life.  Things have gone wrong, people have left, but a strong love that will never be broken has formed.  That love grows and strenghtens everyday.  I cannot wait to see my fiance today.  He truly is my better half.
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[20 Jul 2011|10:40pm]

 today = sucky

I really wish I had all the connections I need...

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[10 Apr 2011|10:07am]

Exactly one month ago, I was sitting in class not knowing what the night held.

My boyfriend had an idea though.  After being together for 6 months he was going to ask me to be his wife.

That was the absolute best day of my life.

In 420 days, I will fully answer that question when I say, "I do."

In 420 days I will be sitting in the town preparing to walk down the aisle. 

I'm sure the butterflies I have in my stomach right now just thinking about it will be intensified on that day.

I'm not capable of explaining the amount of love I feel for him.

I'm not able to put into words the feelings I have for him, the desire, the passion, the unconditional love.

In 420 days, I will be Mrs. Newton.

Life could not be better.

I love you, Craig Newton.  Today, tomorrow, and forever.  Times infinity.

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love [29 Mar 2011|08:36pm]
Over the past
7 months or so
I have come
to realize that
true love
is indescribable

Love songs
that were
silly before

Love grows

Hearts don't
just break
when you
lose someone.

They break
when you
for a week.

The pain
in my chest
is real.

Butterflies are

Heart smiles are

Kisses are
longed for.

Happiness is like
none other.

Cheesy cliches
aren't so cheesy.

Love is
laughing at
nothing at all.

Love is smiling
when you hear
a song on
the radio.

Love is
bigger than

When you "know",
you just know.

It can't be explained,
it is real.

True love
and it is better
than I could

God has a
plan for
and life.

In 431 days
I will
my best
my lover,
my other
half, my
my support
system, my

Words cannot
what I feel
for him.

What Craig
and I share
is true love.

A love that will
never fade.

A love that will
carry us through
rough times
and the easy

A love that
God has planned
for us,

A love that
will take us
places we
never dreamed

A love
that is
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[10 Mar 2011|10:59pm]
As of around 5:30 this afternoon, I am officially the future Mrs. Craig Newton! :D
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[10 Mar 2011|07:25am]

You know how people say when you find the one you're meant to spend the rest of your life with "you just know"?  As crazy as I thought they were eight months ago, they were completely right.

Today, I've been with the love of my life for six months.
Who would have thought that this is the way that it would work out?
I'm so glad it has.

Half a year.  Wow!
I'm sure glad you called dibs

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2010 is OVER [02 Jan 2011|12:32am]

A year ago I knew my life was about to change but I had no idea how much. I have been so bleesed, and I am so happy about the way 2010 ended up. I can't wait to see what 2011 will be like, but I'm thinking it will be the best year yet!
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It Did [31 Dec 2010|04:59pm]
"A single red rose and a table for two
a nice chardonnay and an ocean view
ships coming in and stars coming out
we sat and we talked til the place closed down
then we took a long walk down on the beach
Her and that white dress and her bare feet
we stopped and we watched the light house light
I pulled her close and I held on tight
and I said to myself
it doesn’t get better than this
no it doesn’t get better than this

And it did, it did, oh it did.

Fast forward to that next spring
we were looking for a preacher
Picking out rings
Family coming in and friends coming out
To that little white church on the outskirts of town
Me in that tux fighting butterflies
Tears of joy in my mama’s eyes
Her daddy walking her down the aisle
He lifted that veil and I saw that smile
and I said to myself
it doesn’t get better than this
no it doesn’t get better than this

But it did, it did, oh it did

Just when I start thinking it's as good as it can get
This crazy life does something just to let me know
I haven’t seen anything yet

Nine months later nearly to the day
There we were flying down the interstate
Car weaving in, car weaving out
Through traffic running every red light in town
Delivery room and the doctor comes in
I’m right beside her she’s squeezing my hand
One more push and a baby cries
Sweet little angel with his mama’s eyes

And I said to myself
it doesn’t get better than this
no it doesn’t get better than this

But it did, it did, oh it did
Yes, it did"
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Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not [03 Dec 2010|07:33am]
We were sittin' up there on your momma's roof
Talkin' 'bout everything under the moon
With the smell of honeysuckle and your perfume
All I could think about was my next move

Oh, but you were so shy, so was I
Maybe that's why it was so hard to believe
When you smiled and said to me
"Are you gonna kiss me or not?

Are we gonna do this or what?
I think you know I like you a lot
But you're 'bout to miss your shot
Are you gonna kiss me or not?"

It was the best dang kiss that I ever had
Except for that long one after that
And I knew if I wanted this thing to last
Sooner or later I'd have to ask for your hand

So I took a chance
Bought a wedding band and I got down on one knee
And you smiled and said to me
"Are you gonna kiss me or not?

Are we gonna do this or what?
I think you know I love you a lot
I think we've got a real good shot
Are you gonna kiss me or not?"

So, we planned it all out for the middle of June
From the wedding cake to the honeymoon
And your momma cried
When you walked down the aisle

When the preacher man said, "Say I do"
I did and you did too, then I lifted that veil
And saw your pretty smile and I said
"Are you gonna kiss me or not?

Are we gonna do this or what?
Look at all the love that we got
It ain't never gonna stop
Are you gonna kiss me or not?"

Yeah baby, I love you a lot
I really think we've got a shot
Are you gonna kiss me or not?

Best 3 months of my life.
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[16 Aug 2010|12:08am]
So another year of school starts Wednesday.  I'm really looking foward to it.  Life has become so complicated lately.  Things I was so confident of a year ago I'm unsure of now.  We'll see where this road takes me in life.  I just have to trust that God wont let me fall on my face and as long as I am in His plan, things will be ok for me.
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[08 Jul 2010|07:09am]
Happy Birthday to me!!  I'm no longer a teen!  Happy birthday to meeeeee!!!  Happy birthday to me!

Party for the munchkins today at work, dinner tonight, party tomorrow night in t-town!  YAY!!!!!  I'm feeling the love this year!  Maybe I should ALWAYS turn 20??
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[26 Apr 2010|04:02pm]
I'm 2 weeks away from being half way done with college.  Where did the time go!?
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[04 Apr 2010|01:20am]
James 5:8 "You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near."

Happy Easter.
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[10 Mar 2010|11:06pm]
[ mood | drained ]

papers, homework, explications, etc.
beach in 2 days, but I need you NOW!

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[11 Feb 2010|12:26pm]
I never realized how many times you run across my mind a day.  I never realized how much I want to drive over and see you.  I never realized how much it would hurt, and how much I miss you.  I lost you a long time ago, but I lost you phsyically only 2 1/2 months ago.  They have been the longest 2 1/2 months ever.  So much has happened, yet nothing at all.

I never realized that an eye of a potato would make me cry, the smell of a coffee filter would make me smile and send me back to a summer 10 1/2 years ago.  I never thought that a stray black cat would make me think of you.  I never thought I would look at fingers and think of you.  I didn't realize how long a lifetime is.
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[05 Feb 2010|05:38pm]

You don't live up to your word and I'm so tired of it.

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[20 Dec 2009|11:05pm]
I move off to THE university of alabama in less than 2 weeks. Where has the time gone??

I still can't believe you are gone. It doesn't seem real.
I think of you everyday. I know you are up in Heaven dancing
and laughing and smiling that beautiful smile and praising Him.
I miss you.
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Granny [15 Dec 2009|08:37pm]
As I sit here listening to I Can Only Imagine, I think about how you have spent 24 days in heaven. 24 days that I have missed you. I wonder what you did when you saw God for the first time. If I had to bet, you put your hands together and brought them to your face and said ooohh. Thats what you did everytime you were suprised. I miss you terribly. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I never thought it would be this hard. I thought I had prepared myself for this time, because the you that was here wasn't the real you anymore. You didn't know me anymore. You were a stranger in your own world. I truly cherish every memory I have of you. As I sit here and cry, I know you are rejoicing and you are in the perfect presence of my Lord and would want me to be happy, it's just so hard to know that I will never get to hold your hand again or hear you say my name. The words keep playing in my head when I found out. My world disappeared as I burried my head in my hands, and at that moment I never felt more alone in this world. I watched as the men carelessly covered you up and closed your casket. They didn't know you, but they should have. You were awesome. You put up with way more than your fair share of troubles. But at the moment they closed and locked your casket, was the moment I realized I would never see you again on this earth, and a tear rolled down my cheek. I can't wait to see you in heaven, Granny. I miss you.
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[26 Nov 2009|11:23pm]
[ mood | empty ]

Today I am thanful for family and friends who are there in times of need, and also for heaven and a way to get there.

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