Remembering

 Brad has been home from his mission for one year, today.

I still perfectly remember the feeling of not being able to sleep the night before, in disbelief that the two years had come and gone. The boy that seemed like he only existed in a photograph or a letter was real and I would have him in my arms in less that 24 hours! Its crazy how quick and how absolutely slow a year can go by. When really its the same amount of time every year. I think back to the night we were saying goodbye and I felt like my whole world was going to crumble. How two years seemed like forever and now I feel like we have never been apart!
I will never forget the feeling of overwhelming excitement that took over my body that day, as I made eye contact with his handsome face as he came down those escalators! The whole thing was so surreal, especially the moment he wrapped his arms around me and held me tight. We had a couple nervous/awkward moments, but I was surprised how quick things clicked back into place with us. How not weird things were! I guess it makes sense how we got engaged exactly one month later... Heh heh... We've had so many experiences this past year together (it's gone way too fast), and I am so excited for the years to come!



Brad, I am so thankful for your decision to serve a mission and for dedicating those two years to the Lord. I'm so thankful for all you've done for me, and for our future family.

I love you so much.

Now lets go read our box of old letters.

xoxo 

22 comments:

  1. This is so sweet! I just LOVE your video!

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  2. Gosh. You guys are seriously the sweetest.

    Thanks for making me bawl my little eyes out this morning. :)

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  3. seriously. too cute for words.

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  4. i remember about a year or so ago i stumbled accross one of your cute engagement video's you had made. and then was a frequent visitor to your video's. i totally got choked up when i saw this video pop up on your website last year. seriously soooo adorable. i love it. love your blog now! yay!

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  5. Remember remember the 5th of November! haha
    SO happy for you guys, cutest. couple. ever.

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    1. Hahah! I know, right? Guy Fawkes day makes it easy for us to never forget the date! Thanks for your kind words. :)

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  6. Thank you so much for this Hailey...my missionary has been out for almost 6 months, your story has been such a help, I love your video and I can't wait until its our turn. Thank you again. :)

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    1. I promise the first six months is the LONGEST! Time will fly. :) Best of luck! xoxo

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  7. I know the feeling exactly! I married my missionary a little over a year ago, and I remember the night before he came home and the thoughts that were racing through my head.. It's amazing how two years really can fly by, but drag on and on.. Absolutely ove the video

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  8. I love this! The part in the video where he finds out he's talking to you is so cute. He falls down on the bed with the biggest grin. You two are perfect. Love the blog and love my wedding video you guys did:)

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    1. Thanks Aubrey! You are the very best. :) So fun running into you the other night xo

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  9. "Heh Heh" -- I totally remember growing up your classic phrase was "Hee Hee"!! Love you and your blog!

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  10. it's no surprise that basically everyone in utah county stalks you, right?

    okay good. now that that's out of the way, you're adorable. and this is adorable. and yes, i cried like every other person out there on the planet that's watched your guys' videos. i love your blog, it inspires me. you're such a cute person, always so smiley. thanks for making me smile!

    xo, shaylee --> shayleewilcox.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi fellow Hailey. ;) I stumbled upon your blog through instagram (your Halloween costume you entered into Feral Watches' costume contest was awesome to say the least:) and I'm so glad I did! I watched your video and got teary eyed! I don't know you or your husband, but goodness it touched me, absolutely loved it. Your future babes will treasure it forever!

    And my sister arrived in Chile (Santiago) for her mission two weeks ago. :) And she's loving it! Needed the reminder today that time will fly...miss her tons.

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  12. PS - Happy one year anniversary of having him back in your arms forever! :)

    PPS - Where is your husband from?

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    1. Hey Haley!
      Thank you so much! That is so cool your sister is serving in Santiago, that is where Brad's (my hisband's) grandparents currently live and where his Mom grew up. (Yes, he is half English and half Chilean. Interesting mix huh? Haha!) I know the people will take great care of your sister. My Husband is from Milton Keynes, England. ;) Thanks for following!

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  13. Hey Haley!
    Thank you so much! That is so cool your sister is serving in Santiago, that is where Brad's (my hisband's) grandparents currently live and where his Mom grew up. (Yes, he is half English and half Chilean. Interesting mix huh? Haha!) I know the people will take great care of your sister. My Husband is from Milton Keynes, England. ;) Thanks for following!

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  14. Me and my best friend seriously are obsessed with your videos. Especially this one. Her missionary leaves next week to the Phillipines and mine is leaving February 13 for Houston, Texas. Day before Valentine's Day :/ so... if there is any advice from anyone on how to not die these next two years, I'm all ears. Seriously though, I love this video. And all your videos. Enough said.

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  15. My advice would be to have a positive attitude through the whole thing. Try something new while he's gone and write him about your adventures! The more you sit and mope around (and believe me, I moped) the slower time goes. I realized that when I started getting out, having fun, our letters had more excitement and also time went by so much quicker! Get creative with your missionary. :) Send a piece of string to him that measures how tall you've gotten (or how not tall you've gotten haha) over the past few months... Make it a positive experience for you both, and I promise, you will survive. ;) Good luck you cuties!

    Hailey

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  16. My goodness this is amazing! I almost shed a tear!

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  17. Oh my goodness, this video makes me cry every single time! I love you guys, I even have a Hailey Haugen Devine Playlist on Spotify with all of my favorite songs from your videos. I never went on Spotify looking for followers, but I get notifications all the time that people follow that playlist! You are truely loved Hailey, you give hope to all of us crazy girls who decide to wait for our missionaries.

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