Today, I literally spent the ENTIRE day cleaning the house. The kids went to a birthday party for a few hours, and since it was next door to my mom's house, she let them stay there all afternoon. I used that time to deep clean all of the bedrooms. It was all entirely boring, until I got to Jerry's and my bedroom closet.
I found SO MANY memories!! And even though Jerry was at work, I totally fell head over heels in love with him again. He is honestly the sweetest guy I've ever known. When Jerry acts goofy, a lot of people jokingly say to me, "He's yours?!" or "You married that?!" (For example, when we were at his softball tournament and he hiked his pants up into "nut huggers").
I always laugh and jokingly say something like, "I know, I must have been drunk when I said yes!" But Jerry is SUCH a great guy. There is a side to him that those people don't see, which is what I'm about to show you.
Jerry likes to draw pictures for me--not beautiful, artistic-type drawings, but more cartoon-like drawings. And when we were dating, it became a tradition that he would draw pictures on the paper place mats at restaurants we went to together. He still does this occasionally, but we don't eat out often, so most of the drawings are from 1999-2002 ish. Here are a few of my favorites:
|I think that's supposed to be a pedestal that I'm on ;)|
|"I would swim through the seas for you. Seeing as how I can't swim,|
I would take a submarine."
|"Lucifer welcomes you to Camp Shane" BAHAHA, |
Camp Shane was the weight loss camp that I was a
counselor at in 2002--it was awful.
"You look good in dark blue...
You look hot even with the flu.
But you look best with me on you.
I like it when you're so clean,
And not so mean,
I like it when you're free,
Even when you pee.
I love you as a she,
I would love you as a he."
A poet, Jerry is not... but this made me laugh! Here are a couple of other things I found:
|We bought each other the same exact card for Sweetest Day|
|Some movie ticket stubs from 2002ish?|
|ALL of the letters we wrote to each other when Jerry was in basic training.|
I'm going to have to read through mine and see how ridiculous I sounded then!
|That's supposed to be the "You are my sunshine" song|
|Another of Jerry's lovely poems|
Going through those today was so fun!
|From my favorite uncle|
Something that I don't have anymore, and I wish more than anything I'd saved, are my old hand-written journals. I kept a diary ever since I was able to write, and I had so many of them. But I would get paranoid that someone would read it, so I would burn them after a year or so. I would love to see what I was thinking then.
Anyway, I'm so glad that I saved all the pictures, letters, and notes from Jerry. It totally made my day to come across that stuff today!