Bonus -NBA

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One of my boyfriends item on his bucket list was that he wanted to go to a NBA game that was coming to Winnipeg in October . With his birthday coming up on June 21st I bought him court side tickets for the game with his best friend. Being the snoop he is he found out his gift early and he was absolutely stoked

Authors note

There are a bunch of different things on my bucket list that don’t match with each other at all. Mostly my main theme has to do with travel and adventure. I haven’t been travelling very much , and I have made it my goal to complete as much things as possible on my bucket list before I die. I want to be able to experience different parts of the world , and what it has to offer. Also on my bucket list there is things to do with me helping other people. I love helping others, and I try my hardest to be the nicest I can be. It gives me a sense of pride when I do something for someone else. The thing I wanna complete first off my list is a memory jar. I think it will be super cool to have one and will be worth having and reading it in the long run. I will put only the most special memories as they come up in it , and keep it till I’m well into adulthood before I open it and read all of my past memories. I will date the memories so that I can compare the memories from the past to the ones from the present. I’m really hoping that I get a chance to complete most of the things on my list. I will defiantly keep my list and cross things off as I go. I also have checked off an item on my boyfriends bucket list. He told me about 2 weeks ago that he wanted to go to the NBA game that is coming to Winnipeg in October. Since his birthday is coming up , and it would be perfect for this project I bought him court side tickets, and now he can cross that item off of his bucket list.

Short story

In a heartbeat

January 1st/1998

Last night wasn’t like any ordinary house party, it is one I will remember till the day that I die. Last night I met my soul mate. It all started when I was walking up to the house of the party when I saw this guy standing on the step having a smoke by himself. I was by myself because I was meeting my friends inside. It was so awkward walking up to him, mainly because I thought he was the cutest boy I have ever laid eyes on. I can still picture exactly what he looked like that night I met him. He was tall, with sandy brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a leather jacket, and jeans. When he smiled I could see his little dimples on either side of his mouth. When he spoke it was as though an angel was talking to me… Maybe because I was star struck by the sight of him, but that’s beside the point. Just by looking at him I knew that he was my definition of perfect.  It was like love at first sight. At the end of a fun night of dancing, and getting to know each other, it was then I knew that he and I were infinite.

February 6th/1998

Wow, it sure has been a while since I have wrote to you. Things have been absolutely amazing. Remember that boy I was telling you about on New Year’s Eve? Well yesterday he told me he was in love with me… In love with me, crazy isn’t it? Never in my life did I think a man, especially a man as handsome as he is, would fall in love with me… I’m just a quiet band geek that nobody really pays any attention to. Coming from the town of Aurora, which is a very small town in West Virginia with a population of about 200 people, I wasn’t the most popular. It may sound crazy but I have never seen Mike before the night of New Year’s Eve, even though there are only 200 people in my town. The night I met the love of my life is still perfectly vivid in my mind. I remember our first conversation as if it was just said to me.

“Hey, My name’s Mike. Have I met you before?

“Hi, No I don’t think you have, I’m Becky”

“It’s nice meeting you”.

“Is the party bumping yet”?

“Yeah, it’s not bad, did you come alone”?

“Yep, I just got dropped off, I’m meeting my friend inside”.

“Oh nice, care to walk inside with me”?

“Sure, why not”.

Before I finished my sentenced, he grabbed my waist and led me inside. From that moment on we were inseparable. I have never met someone before that has understood me that way he does. The night of the New Year’s party we spent all night dancing and getting to know each other. There were only about 30 people at this small town party, but it was still a blast. It was loud, and the music selection was a mixture of pop and country. In the living room of the house there was a disco ball, and a guy controlling the music. When you walked through the kitchen there was alcohol beverages and chase pilling the counters, and the kitchen table was piled high with party food. In the basement there was a beer pong table, which was where most of the excitement was happening. Everyone down there wanted their chance for redemption at beer pong. The house wasn’t the biggest, so the 30ish people who were there, made it feel like a huge party. All in all the night was defiantly one to remember, one I will remember for the rest of my life.

March 12/1998

I apologize for not being as consistent in my entries as I use to be. The last month has been really hard on not just me but my family as well. About a month ago my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She found out after having a lump on the side of her boob. When she noticed the bump, she immediately made an appointment with her doctor, who then transferred her to a doctor in Toronto, Canada. The doctor there told her that she had breast cancer, and would have to stay at the Toronto hospital until she completed her treatment. This whole process has been hell. I am so terrified for my mom, and what she is going through. But it’s not just her that I’m worried about. If my mom has to move out to Toronto, that means my dad and I will also be moving with her. This is going to be even more difficult for me because I will be leaving the love of my life. It may sound selfish to you, but it’s something that is constantly on my brain. I love my mom to death, and I want to be with her every step of the way, but leaving my boyfriend will make it even harder for me to cope with everything that’s going on. I haven’t told Mike that I could possibly be leaving West Virginia for what would feel like a life time.

March 15th/1998

Holy crap, today was a rough one. The amount of tears that flowed out of my eyes today would be enough to fill the entire ocean. Today was the day I told Mike that I will be leaving to Toronto in less than 2 weeks. It was probably the hardest news I have ever had to tell him. Surprisingly he took it a lot better than I did. I think that was mainly because he was trying to comfort me. He told me that although I will be far far away, he will wait for me, and he promised me that we would talk all time, and never lose contact. He told me that I was the love of his life, and that when I came back, he would make me his wife. He assured me that no matter what I will be his forever. Although I believed every single word he said to me, I’m having a hard time coping with the fact that I won’t be around him at all. I trust him with everything I have, I just don’t trust other girls. I guess it’s hard for me because I’m not the prettiest girl out there. I don’t want no skank stealing my man.

May 2nd/1998

The last 2 months have been a rollercoaster, but it is finally over. It has been crazy, and I have been really busy which is why I am now writing to you 2 months from my last entry. Last time I talked to you, I was 2 weeks away from leaving the man of my life to accompany my family in Toronto while my mother was undergoing cancer treatment. I am now back at my house in Aurora, and I am all settled in. When I arrived back into West Virginia, Mike met me at the airport. When I was coming down the escalator I saw Mike, but he wasn’t alone. Surrounding him was a band, who started serenading me as soon as they saw me. Mike was holding a banner and a bouquet of flowers. On the banner read

 “Welcome home beautiful. You are the love of my life, will you marry me?”

In that moment my eyes filled with tears. I was in shock. I walked up to him and he handed me the bouquet of flowers. He then got down on one knee and recited the following.

“The first night I laid eyes on you, I knew that you were the one for me. You walked up to the house party wearing ripped blue jeans and a winter jacket. Your long brown hair highlighted your beautifully freckled face. The minute our eyes met I wanted you. I have never met a girl that has understood me, and accepted all of my flaws the way you do. When I look into your eyes, I can easily see myself reflected back. It doesn’t mean much too most people, but It means everything to me. It means I see myself in you; a part of you that I don’t ever want to let go of. You’re my second half. Just being in the same room as you makes my heart buzz and beat with excitement. I lose my breath; my voice is whisked away just by the sound of every word that brushes past your lips. When we lock eyes, I can feel a jolt go straight into me, past my physical being. It’s overwhelming and it belongs to you. What matters to me is so much deeper. Our hearts beat the same rhythm on the same time scale along with the feelings that are so much more than hormones. And for that I love you. I don’t want to live my life without my one true love. I’m so lucky that I found you so soon in this lifetime, because all I want to do is spend the rest of my life loving you. So Becky Hamilton, will you marry me”?

I could even speak. He left me tongue tied. All I could do was stand there with my hands over my mouth, while tears flew out of my eyes. Once I caught my breath, I looked him in the eyes, grabbed him by the hand and said

“You have made me the happiest girl on this planet. I knew that the moment I laid eyes on you we would be infinite, and look where we are now. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me.”

After I said that his eyes filled with tears, I held his hands tighter as I told the love of my life that I would marry him.

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Personal Addition #22

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I made this a personal addition because it describes me perfectly. For so long I felt lonely, and alone until I started excepting myself, and learning how to become my own best friend. Now I love being alone, it gives me a chance to get to know myself, and who I am. My boyfriend is another huge influence, he taught me to feel good about myself, and to not worry what others think .

Personal addition #21

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The air was light and sweet. We walk hand in hand, through beautilful dips and little hills filled with sparkling pink trees. the grass so soft it tickles are feet.  Cute yellow daisy’s in patches surrounding us. The tune of birds brings feelings of love, and the soft breeze is calming when in the arms of someone you love. The cherry blossoms looked cheerful and so did we when our eyes hit their fleecy complextion. In that moment , things were silent, only the sound of love filled the forest of beauty. It was as though we were the only ones on planet earth, we didn’t feel alone though because nature surrounded us. The sunlight breaking through the branches of the cherry blossoms shined spotlights on the glorious beauties of nature.  We knew we were in Japan, their symbol of the cherry blossom surrounded us. By the look and feel of the sun it was summer, but the cooling breeze brought memories of spring. The air was light and sweet , and the strong feeling of love filled the air .

Personal Addition #19

On Saturday I worked 9-5. When I got to work I did my regular bag check and started heading towards the break room. When I was walking towards the door I saw a homeless man standing at the photocopier, I said excuse me to sneak by him and get into the break room(this was around 8:50). When I was walking up to front cash I noticed he had a cart full right to the top in boxes and bags. It was around 1:00pm by this point , I was just going on my lunch. When I was outside in my car for my lunch I saw him carrying all his stuff out of the store. He would take as much as he could carry for about 20 feet , set it down and go get more and that’s how he lugged around his stuff. I went inside to get cash back, and I went up to him and handed him a 5$ bill and told him to go get himself some lunch. I have never seen someone’s face light up so big, he shook my hand , and said god bless you. As I was walking in I saw him making his way over to burger King. I felt really good after that , and felt like I did a really good deed

Personal Addition #18

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I got my nails done on Friday and I don’t think I’ve fallen this much in love for a nail design. My nail lady drew the design by hand, not to sure how she did such careful detail on those tiny birds.

Personal Addition #17

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Had an amazing weekend with great people. Kevin got a chance to meet my whole family for my sisters birthday party, and I got to see family I haven’t seen in a while. Mischa (on the left) had a great time telling Kevin he sucked and kept bugging him with her sticky fingers. luckily she was only kidding and had a great time with him.