Hope. Awe Hope.

Hope is like a recipe.
A cup of opportunity, a teaspoon of fantasy, and a pinch of faith.
I often want to shout to the world of the hope that eats up my heart.
And I'm talking about love.
Romantic love to be exact. 
Because while Elise might whine about boys, I whine about the hope they instill in your heart.
It's silly, really.
Many people tell me "you've got plenty of time" and (the classic) "you're still so young", but you're never too young to dream. 
Or to hope.
You're never too young to lovingly wish for that one brilliant male to make your stomach feel horrid & wonderful all in a single moment.
That moment is what I wish and hope for on a daily basis.
I plot, scheme, and fantasize about that moment. 
Maybe I'll be running late to class and my books with fall out of my backpack and he'll help me pick them up?
Or maybe he's liked me since he was old enough to know that girls are supposed to be pretty?
Or maybe he'll be smart & tall & nerdy & a band geek? (my fav kind of man)
Or maybe he'll be short & bald? (my notsofav kind of man)
I have no idea.
All I know is that I still hope.
I hope that one day the boy I've liked since I was 14 will begin to look at me a little bit differently.
I hope that one day, I'll stop expecting love to happen & something wonderful will come of it.
I hope that one day, I'll blog about how blissfully ecstatic I am that I am a newlywed.
One day.
It will happen.
Because I believe that hope is the start that creates a magical opportunity to fall into place. 


  1. Love this. I'm super young and I can already feel the impatience. Maybe one of our missionary "friends" ? ;)

  2. Haha, I love this. Let's talk about how I hopefully daydream all the time and that, really, is the reason I whine. ;)

  3. Ohmygoodness, "I hope that one day the boy I've liked since I was 14 will begin to look at me a little bit differently." Sounds like we're in the same kind of boat. . . . ;) :) I love this, Elisabeth. You have such a delightful way with words. :)

  4. Oh my goodness. I feel like even though we don't know each other we could go get ice cream cones, right now (despite the fact that Aggie Ice Cream is probably closed) and have a heart to heart over this very topic.

    But since that can't happen tonight, or tomorrow, I can just say that I know how you feel!!

    Love it. Love your blog.

    1. Hahaha! Kellie! Thanks! You are too sweet! However, I think we should still go get ice cream sometime, yes? :)

  5. hooope! i love that i'm behind on blog reading and am just now reading this but we both happened to blog about HOPE this week! good minds think alike....hope alike?