Okay. I know it's post number two.. and I know that is often frowned upon but this is necessary.

Ummmm I officially have been without my bestfriend for six months. 
6 months
26 weeks.
182 days.
4368 hours.
262 087 minutes.
15725258 seconds.
Yes, those are all accurate. Don't judge me.

First off.. can I just say that is a freaking long time? and Second.. Can I also just say how proud I am of Elder Foggin?

Cody has been the best missionary I have ever known. He doesn't complain. He writes weekly. He loves the Lord. He loves his companions. He is so happy to be serving. He wouldn't choose to be anywhere else in the world but in Puerto Rico right now, 
and for the next 18 months. 
18 months.
78 weeks.
548 days.
13175 hours.
790552 minutes.
47433142 seconds.

Today, I wrote him an email. It contained many updates and thoughts, but ended in simply thank-you's. I do owe him a lot. Honestly.. looking back, I realize how huge of a blessing he is and has been in my life. If it were not for him, I cannot imagine where I would be right here today. He was always oh.so.patient when I oh.so.did.not deserve it...

"PS. I want to thank you so much for being so wonderful. Thank you for being so patient with me. Thank you for loving me regardless of what happened over the past year and a half.. and I am so sorry. Thank you for forgiving me. Thank you for always knowing and having faith that things would turn out. Thank you for having integrity and always being a good missionary. Thank you for trusting me. I want you to know how much it means to me. Thank you for loving the Lord enough to serve him for two years. Thank you for loving me enough to leave me. Thank you for always being someone I can count on. Thank you for being my best friend."

Cody has been gone for six months. I miss him every day, but I am so happy he is where he is. He is learning so much, and I am too. Every day I wake up I realize all over again that I love him.. (Incase there is still anyone out there in the blogworld that did not yet know that I am in love... I am.) and then I realize even more so.. how lucky I am that he loves me back.


  1. congrats! today is my five month mark!!! i love the ninth :) its great.

  2. Awwww this post is adorable :) I love you two. I love that we hit 6 months together. I just love this post :)

  3. This probably made me cry.. so happy for you girlie. :) love you tons! Look how far you've made it! So glad I could be there (basically) every step of the way!

  4. Yay! Im excited for you and Desiree! Cant wait till im there! I have a friend that is leaving to puerto rico today! Maybe they will run into each other;] ha.

  5. 1/4 of the way done! (:
    also, I have a friend in Puerto Rico debating getting discussions!


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