OK...so we got back from vacation friday. It was awesome. We drove through Gulf Shores on the way back and it looks awful. I couldn't believe all the crap thats still on the side of the road. Anyways..I got a letter from Chris! He sounds happy, like hes really having FUN. He said he hasnt been in trouble yet. Mom booked our hotels for his graduation today. I can't wait to see him. I had another dream abou him today while i was napping. That sucks. After i awake i'm always left with dissappointed, empty feeling.
Anyways...I rented Phantom of the Opera Saturday. Its frickin awesome. The music is beautiful. I'm so confused by the ending. So did Phantom die?? And if so, how? And the man in the wheel chair is Raoul...right? OK...my favorite scene is the one where the Phantom hangs the dude during the ballet performance. That is awesome. Totally horrific...I love it. And Marissa, you were right...his bed is cool. Yup, thats about it.
HHSlilgopher07: i wunder what hes gonna be like when he gets back
So two days now with no contact with Chris. Right before he left he dropped his bright orange eclipse off at a place to have it worked on. Me, my mom and sister were driving to Wally World today and passed the auto shop and there sat his car. It was sooo sad. Then is Wally World I met up with a friend whose b/f is one of chris' best buds and we talked for a while and she cried with me. ( Her b/f leaves for college in Orlando in Aug.) Its like everywhere I turn theres some reminder that hes gone. I saw a marine in his camo at the mall day before yesterday. Oh yea...last night around 11 I was trying to look for something to watch on TV and I was looking for information on one particular show that i thought might be good just by looking at the title. It was one of those sappy movies on lifetime. The plot summary for the show said "a mother reteaches her son to live, a marine who was paralyzed by a bullet in training." It was like I had the breath sucked out of me. Then I was looking through this box of old momentos and junk and happened on a fortune cookie that I kept like a year ago for no reason. It said "absense makes the heart grow fonder." That made me feel a little better.
Well anyways. I'm getting excited about going to the beach with Marissa. At least I have something to look forward to. Right now I'm going to Vacation Bible School.
Well..he's gone. He left this morning around noon. I didn't think it would be that hard. I was left with this empty "what do i do now?" feeling. Everybody met at the church at 10:30 to tell him bye. That was hard. Mom bought him a new bible to take with him. Thats about the only thing he CAN take. I left him a little note at his favorite bible verse. After tonite he can't call me anymore. I'll be able to write him in about a week or so. I think tomorrow I'm going to go to the mall and pick up a job application or two. I really want to get a job to stay busy. My Aunt Iantha whose son is a marine came by the house and gave me a marine neckalce to wear while hes gone. Someone gave it to her to wear while caleb was at Boot Camp and now shes giving it to me. I thought that was a lovey gesture. This is going to be a very long, lonely three months.
Chris leaves for SC in exactly one week. We had a big party for him Saturday here at the house. Alot of his family and people from church were there. I cried bout the whole time. It just made the fact that hes leaving more vivid. More real. I met one of his recruiters and my cousin Caleb got to come home for a few days so he was there. Hes a marine and hes been giving Chris alot of advice. Chris was mortified yesterday when Caleb told him about the showers. LOL. I on the hand could not stop laughing. Its just a good thing Chris isnt homophobic! We'll leave it at that.
We've been spending everyday together. Yesterday we went to church in the morning and the preacher got all the congragation to lay hands on him and pray for him because yesterday was his last Sunday home. I bawled like a dang baby. Then after church we went out to eat and ran into a certain ex-boyfriend who chris swears he saw look at my butt as i walked by. After that we went to Calebs house to celebrate his 21st birthday. Then we just came back to the house and watched a movie. I don't think he left the house till 10. Anyways...hes prolly not awake yet but we're prolly gonna go to the movies later. He wants to see The Longest Yard before he leaves.