kelsie christensen (insert last name later)

June 13, 2011

Like every other seventh grader who watched the movie A Walk To Remember at age 12, I immediately began a quote journal. If I ever fell victim to leukemia, my Shane West look-a-like boyfriend would surely need to be able to read me love quotes near my hospital bedside, and I would be prepared.

(I'm pretty sure the first quote I wrote down in my seventh grade quote book would have been something like: "Find who you are, and do it on purpose," - Dolly Parton)

Needless to say, I have read thousands of love quotes since that time; some kind-of awful, some I absolutely adore, but it's funny how most quotes I find nowadays that relate the most to love are all under the category of friendship.

When I was young, I wanted to marry Chris Trousdale from the boy band Dream Street, because naturally, he could sing and dance, and one day, I was going to be famous, too. When I was even younger, I pretended that I was going to marry an imaginary boy named David, and he looked like my dad, had glasses like my dad, and had a job like my dad (and we had five to seven children and a maid just like Alice on the Brady Bunch).

But then I grew up and a lot of those things changed. For starters, I didn't know his name or what he'd want to be. I didn't know when or where we'd meet - if it would be fireworks, or a lot of late night phone calls that would eventually turn into something more. The only thing I guess I already know is that he'll be my best friend - before he's famous, before he wears glasses, (and before he's a lot like my dad, which is okay, because I ended up a lot like him anyway.)

And the reason I'm talking about all of this mush is because I wanted to share my latest, favorite love quote. I first read this a few months ago, and have shared it with nearly every friend/foe I have (just kidding about the foes) - and I think this perfectly sums up what friendship truly is, what love has/will be like, and what I plan on sharing with whoever I'm going to have forever with one day too:

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
-Dinah Craik


photo of my craft corner and the latest version of my marriage book (which has no dolly parton quotes ... yet)


molly jane said...

that quote is wonderful in every way. I needed that. so, thanks :)

Jess said...

Love the quote! And you marriage book looks so cute love it!

Anonymous said...

this is seriously the cutest idea ever. between this and your other lifebooks, i'm obsessed. we should craft together!

allie margaret said...

This is beautiful! I can't wait to find someone like that :) I collect my quotes on my blog and have a page devoted to it. It's probably one of my favorite things about my blog


Jane Garner said...

i am in love with this entire post! so darling!!! what is your marriage book?? it looks so cute. i wish i had one.

Ash said...

Love this. Great quote!

Shabiha said...
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Anonymous said...

insert last name later? you mean BINGHAM. :) oh and this quote completes me!

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