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I love you more than chocolate... :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2010 at Post the Love
[Love] is dangerous if one takes risks. It is meaningless if one doesn't. -Olivia Goldsmith Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2010 at Post the Love
This is one of my absolute favorite sonnets. A friend of ours read it at our wedding in French.
I love you without knowing how, or when or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2010 at Post the Love
A friend of mine suggested today that I change my mindset from " I have to" to "I get to". So taking this to heart. My initial thought was I dont have to love anyone, but rather " I get... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2010 at Post the Love
Love with reckless abandon... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2010 at Post the Love
The experience was very intense, I truely learned the power of love and the value of family.
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Last May I decided to embark upon a hike to the summit of Mt. Leconte. I had trained for over 3 months for this grueling day trek (round trip is 13 miles). This was one of my yearly goals that I had set for myself and my younger brother was brave enough to go along with me on this adventure. It was a beautiful morning when we left, however, once we reached the trail head we were greeted with dreary overcast and light rain. Not one to let the weather get us down we forged on our adventure. We were making brilliant time despite the weather. The closer to the summit we got the colder and wetter it became. We were both in high spirits. We reached the summit in good time. Sitting in the shelter resting and waiting for the next wave of rain to move out we made plans on what restaurant we were going to celebrate in later that night. On our way back down the summit we unfortunately made a wrong turn which took way off the route we were intended. Night was falling and my survival instincts were starting to kick in. Luckily I had overpacked our food rations and brought a flashlight and sweatshirt. Wrong turn came after wrong turn and we became a statistic. We were lost. I have never been one to panic, with that being said, I asked my brother to pull out his cell phone and attempt to make a call to 911. We managed to get a 30 second call out before the phone died. It was pitch dark in the middle of the forest and I knew from the weather forcast that we were to be expecting severe thunderstorms to roll in. We walked back to the nearest trail intersection and decided to stay put until light. I knew that I was in severe pain but my biggest concern was my brother. We were low on rations and water. His canteens were empty and I had less than 1/2 of 1 of mine left. Needless to say I had planned to find a water source at first light. Both of our feet were in severe pain and my knees were throbbing. It was cold and very wet and the wind in the trees and the rattling of my teeth would wake me up. Throughout the night I prayed to God to please keep us safe and my last thought before I passed out was "I love you Corrie". My husband, he was my final thought. By some shear miracle, my brother and I were found at 3:43 in the morning. A ranger calling my name woke me up. Because we were in such a dense area they could not air lift us out and when asked if we could walk out, my reply to the ranger was that I would walk 5 more miles if I had to in order to get us to safety and warmth. After a grueling trek out of the woods we were greeted by the paramedics. After being checked out we were both dehydrated and hypothermic, I suffered injuries to both my knees and feet and my brother suffered injuries just to his feet, but overall we were in better shape than most who become lost. The rangers later told us that we had hiked over 25 miles. An even greater shock was to find my parents and 14 of my brother's fraternity waiting for us. They had come prepared to search for us. I was greeted by my husband when I reached my home safe and sound. He was a beautiful sight for such sore and tired eyes. About a half hour after being rescued there was a torrential downpour in the park. Had we have been in the woods still, I'm not so sure we would have made it out. It is from this experience that I truely do live by the words "cherish today because we are not promised tomorrow." Not a day goes by that I do not tell my husband how much I love him and my loved ones. My brother now knows that I will always put myself before him and for that we both have a greater love for one another.
Feb 4, 2010
Soul Mate My Soul Mate came to me by a miracle over 10 years ago. In a random chat room on a magical December night, God brought me my soul mate. We became the best of friends through conversation and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2010 at Post the Love
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