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Oh my gosh, is this really happening right now?
Is it seriously already January 11, 2013??
OH. MY. GOSH.
ONE YEAR AGO TODAY
sweet Hunter began his 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Columbus, Ohio.
woah. time flies. 

I really really tried my hardest to start this post off not sounding like a completely obsessed girlfriend, but shoot, every single time it sounded the same.
I think I am "that" girl.
Whatever, waiting 2 years for a boy comes with the territory. 

OH. MY. GOSH
I'm sorry. I think that's about all I can say right now. 
I've only been waiting for this moment for an entire year and now I'm speechless!
In only one year (and quite possibly less) I will be reunited with my best friend in the entire world!
That is totally a reason to celebrate!
So I will, with popcorn, a movie, sushi, shopping, listening to love songs, looking at old pictures, a really long run, working on his scrapbook, and reading old love letters :)

I'm loving this whole picture countdown thing every month. 
I wish I wouldn't have gotten such a late start on them, but truly I just wasn't prepared when he left.
Which actually sounds funny because I had 4 years to prepare, I knew it was coming all along. 
You can see the other pictures and posts herehereherehereoh and here

Wow, what an emotional roller coaster this journey is.
It really is everything we needed.
Being apart has only caused me to fall even Moore in love with him.
I'm convinced he is perfect.
Sorry, that's a bit mushy. (actually I'm not sorry, today at least.)
I haven't seen this boy in an entire year, and here I am still absolutely obsessed with him.
Ohh what a reunion we will have in one more year :)


So, let me tell you a story. 
This story takes place about 5 years ago, oh it's where it all began :)
Let's take a trip down memory lane shall we?

It was the summer of 2008. I was 14 years of age, Hunter was 15. I was aboard the Sprinter on the way home from the beach with some girl friends when I got a text from a number I didn't recognize. It happened to be "boyfriend" at the time using another male figure's phone. I didn't think much of it. All I knew was that we would be walking to said "boyfriend's" house from the sprinter station due to a lack of a drivers license. Later come to find out that number happened to be Hunter's. Fate. I walk in through the backyard gate and immediately spot a tall, attractive, masculine, tan, and shirtless young man. Woah. Double take. He dives in the pool, I spot the "boyfriend" and suddenly want nothing to do with him. I promise I'm really not shallow. We all end up in the jacuzzi, and now I know mystery man's name. "Oh it's Hunter? I like that name, what's your last name?" Upon his response I think "Moore, yep I like that one too. I could work with that." "Boyfriend" is now mad at me for not sitting by him. Hunter, consoles this. I asked questions, he answered. He made me laugh. He was sweet, now that's refreshing. "There is definitely something special about this boy" I kept thinking. I later find out there are already 2 girls in his world. One I have known since middle school, and the other was a mystery. The night ends, my mind was somewhere far far away in the clouds. Maybe love at first sight really does exist. "Boyfriend" and I end up "breaking up" very shortly after. I remember that I still have Hunter's number saved in my phone. Should I make the first move? If I tell him I was thinking about him would he think I was crazy? Maybe I just shouldn't, nothing will come of it. (ha.) I go to my contacts. Said ex "boyfriend" had saved his name as "Hunter the God" in my phone. I laughed, and agreed, then mustered up some courage to send a silly, total teenage crush text to him. He replied. And it was in that moment, that I knew he was the one I wanted. I got butterflies just seeing his name appear on my phone. I would write a text, delete it, re-write it, delete it again until it was finally just perfect. It took him far more time to figure out he liked me of course, but he eventually came around. That is, once those other 2 girls were out of the picture... Ladies man. I couldn't wait for the first day of school to start so I could see him and follow him around like a little puppy dog. Somehow, this silly little freshman found her way into the most amazing man's life. And now, her whole world has changed. It has never been better. 

So there's a tid bit of our very long and complicated story. 
Maybe I'll continue to share more as this next year passes. 
It's most definitely my favorite story ever :)

Alright, I think that's all for now.
ONE YEAR DOWN
and one to go...
Here's to the past present and future!
January 11, 2013 thank you for coming.
I've been waiting far too long :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

"Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale"

3 comments

  1. What a great story! So cute! My boyfriend was deployed to Afghanistan last year so I know the feeling of missing him more than anything! I hope this year flys by for you!

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    1. Oh yes you for sure know! Stay strong! Thanks so much for the encouragement :)

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