happy birthday to me!

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dear future husband:

so, i’m no longer a teenager.  as i’m getting older, wiser, and more experienced, i’m becoming the person that you will fall in love with.  i’m becoming the girl who one day, you will want to marry.

how am i doing so far?

x leslie

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something to work on

i really need to work on patience.  this talk given by president uchtdorf in april’s general conference is being my inspiration and guide.  here’s the main excerpt that’s helping me out:


“[P]atience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!”

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dear future husband:

i’m a realist.  but i’m also a hopeless romantic.  let me explain.

 i know you’re out there, and maybe i’ve already met you, but i also know, that i’m going to have to go through a lot of yucky situations to find you.  i’m going to try to not let these experiences make me rotten and cynical.  but if, when you meet me, i’m cynical, please be patient with me.  i know i’ll be awesome at being in love, but you might have to chip away a few layers to get me there.  i’m really sorry.  but remember diamonds come after thousands of years of heat and pressure.

yeah, i just compared myself to a diamond.

sorry. that was cheesy.

x leslie

love song

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“please, please, let me get what i want” -the smiths


Good times for a change
see, the luck I’ve had
can make a good man
turn bad

So please please please
let me, let me, let me
let me get what I want
this time

Haven’t had a dream in a long time
see, the life I’ve had
can make a good man bad

So for once in my life
let me get what I want
Lord knows it would be the first time