Things, people, and places I miss

This is the first weekend that Brett and I will be apart since we tied the knot... and to be quite honest... it sucks. Brett is traveling with his team this weekend to New Mexico for a big track invitational. While I am really excited for him, I am also being totally selfish and wishing he could just be with me. I'm sure being apart will be easier when we are both super busy competing at meets... at least I hope so.

He's been gone for a little over an hour and a half and I am already antsy for him to come home. Anyway, sitting here missing him got me thinking about the all the things I miss. I am a big fan of lists, so here comes a list of things I miss.

1. Brett

I know I know, I spent 2 years missing him so I should be used to it by now... But after spending every spare moment together for a month, even a few hours apart feels like an eternity. The things I miss in particular about Brett are his dimples, his sweet kisses, his calm and reassuring voice, and his gentle protecting arms. While he is gone I don't know how I am going to be able to fall asleep without him next to me. I am also going to miss teasing him and making him laugh so hard he cries.

2. Chelsey Kaplar

Chelsey Kaplar is my best friend, teammate, and was my roomie for most of college. I still see her almost everyday for track, but it's just not the same. Chelsey has the most infectious laugh and genuinely loves life. We have one of those relationships where we can meet eyes and know exactly what the other person is thinking. It can make for some awkward moments for other people, because no one can really follow our humor. I miss our dance parties, staying up late talking, Chelsey's waffles w/ peanut butter, sledding at 3 am in trash cans, teasing her for her hour long showers, and "just lookin' at ya." Marriage is the shiz, but I still really miss my roomie.

3. Camp Starlight

So for those of you who don't know, I worked at a Jewish camp during summer 2007. Kinda random I know... but it was such an amazing experience and I made friendships that will last the rest of my life.

I can't even begin to describe how much I miss my camp friends. Especially Jackie Sedore, Kali and Danya Foster, and Katie Tillis.

I miss the Danya and Kali for their fun and outgoing personalities and laundry nights. They kept me going through camp and made even the most minuscule tasks or getting lost... somehow fun! :)

I miss Katie Tillis and her Katie-isms like "question of the day," "what is it... what is it?" and quoting our "favorite camper".... "I don't eat cheese... This place is a death camp... and I'm allergic to cats."

And Ms. Jackie Sedore. I can't even begin to describe how much I miss Jackie Sedore. I miss our Deep and Meaningfuls and our walks. I miss having someone to cry with and talk to about everything. I miss her crazy laugh and tubing down the river. I miss being old ladies and sharing knitting patterns. I miss writing notes like we were in Jr. High. I miss having someone who didn't even know Brett root for him and be such a support to me through the time he was away. (You too Danya. :)

I miss my girls! All 10 of them. I spent a summer being Mom to 10 of the most amazing 10 year olds, and it's been a year and a half since I have seen or talked to them. I miss braiding their hair and singing them lullabys at night. I miss playing sports and dancing with them. I miss being silly and making them laugh. I miss waking up to them climbing up my bunk bed waiting for me to wake up in the morning. I miss Love Shack, "Haiilleee I can't poop", shake your napkin, taking care of them when they were sick, talking one on one with them when they were having a hard time, swimming with them for their swim tests, fruit break, and having three or more of them sit on my lap at night activities because they couldn't compromise. I miss hearing them say, "I love you" and I miss hugging them at random points in the day.

To all the girls of Bunk 9... I miss you!!! I Love you!!! And I am so proud of you!

So I am going to post this now... even though I have like 10 more people to add... and I started this this morning... but for now I will just leave it here with some more names to come.

4. My Mom

5. My Dad

6. The Siblings

7. Neices and Nephews

8. Ashley Patterson

9. Jessica "Suddababy"

10. Kim... the Ertel Turtle

if you are not on my list that does not mean that I do not miss you... This is just one list for one day highlighting just a few of my MANY favorite people. If you are reading this... chances are I LOVE you and MISS you. Promise. :)


jacquie. said...

and mrs. haley birkeland i miss YOUR crazy laugh. i miss rest hour chats, friendship bracelets, listening to you and talking with you. i miss your constant silliness and i just miss YOU. and yes i had a tear haha. thank you for posting that and for always being such a great friend. love you girl!

Angie Birkeland said...

great post....I know it is hard at first when the hubbie leaves. At least it wasn't very long. We need to be grateful that our hubbies don't have to travel for their jobs. Now that would SUCK!!!