These days, everyone and their momma is online (and grandma and great grandma, etc.). It’s gotten to the point where nearly everything we do ends up on some social media site one way or another. Our entire life is now housed in two forums: reality and cyber-reality. It’s a strange, strange world…
Below you will find the first few pages of my novel, “These Were the Nights”. If you’re intrigued by what you read here, you can purchase the paperback version of the book by clicking on the link below the excerpt. The e-book version will be available in a couple of weeks. Thank you for your…
Ever so often, I take a small moment to look back over the last few years of my life. I witness again the heartbreaks and the triumphs, the losses and the lessons learned that made me who I am today. During these deepened explorations of my past, I do my best to deduce the reasons I made the…
After three years, I’m happy to announce that my novel, “These Were the Nights” will be released on March 27th (this coming Tuesday)! That’s also my 27th birthday, so feel free to buy yourself a copy (or 10) in celebration of my birth!
Find out more about the book here: http://corycopeland.wordpress.com/these-were-the-nights/
Please don’t like every single one of my statues, comment on all of my pictures, or make everything you post on Facebook lovey dovey. But an occasional, “I love you” on my wall will make my day. Promise. And I’ll keep it low key, too.
I waited a lifetime to share your last name, share your hopes and dreams. I am working on being a whole person that doesn’t need you to complete me but rather compliment me. I can’t wait to bestow all my love upon you and show you that dreams really do come true.
I really hope that you can help me learn. I hope that you make me laugh. I hope I can grow in Christ with you. I hope you don’t make stupid nicknames for words like ‘sandwich’. I understand when we have children that ‘sandwich’ can be called ‘sammy’, but please don’t say it all the time if we don’t. Because it will drive me crazy, and I want you to push my buttons. I am going to push yours. Stop me when I fight you and push you away, I need you to pull me in, and tell me everything will be okay. Because I need you in my life. I need your comfort, because I don’t have it anywhere else.
My dream is to get married in the church my parents got married in; I hope that’s alright with you. They’ve been married for 24 years and are still madly in love; they’re my inspiration for us. I’d also love to walk down the aisle to “All You Need is Love” after our ceremony. I can’t wait.
I know I have to wait for you because my relationship with God isn’t where it needs to be quite yet. But when we do meet, make sure you love me and I’m not a rebound girl. ‘Cause as much as I love my parents, and even though they’re still together after 25 years, I don’t want a marriage like theirs. I still want you to hold my hand and steal kisses when we’re old. I want passion and zeal that lasts forever. And don’t worry; I’ll do and be the same for you :)
I want nothing more than to find you. I pray every day that God will guide you into my life, and when He does, I will spend every day proving to Him and to you that I am deserving of such an amazing woman as you.
To My Future Spouse (as love holds no gender for my currently):
You should know that I did not wait, nor am I waiting around now. I am independent, equipped with basic human needs. I make the decisions that are best for me, though not everyone may agree with them. I have no God to share with you, though I would respect whatever religious or spiritual path your life has taken you down. What I do have for you is devotion, loyalty, and boundless love. When you come into my life there will be no “change” per se, but merely a focus on you. I will hold no other, caress no other, kiss no other; my love is yours and yours alone. I do ask, of course, that you kindly return this favor to me. I will expect you to respect my decisions and love me for who I am, regardless of my past. Never hold it against me, only concern yourself with how I have acted when I am with you. I will grant you the same kindness, and love you always. I will smile your way every morning, noon, night, every chance I get in every day. I will make sure that you are strong, well fed, and well read. I will help you to create things and support you in your decisions and endeavors. I promise to fill your nights with Foucault, Hemmingway, Motzart, Classic Rock, bathes, and stimulating conversation. This, my love, is something that I will give only to you. I hope that you will cherish me as much as I cherish you.
Until then, Darling, I hope your life is full and beautiful. Do not save yourself in any way. Experience as much of the world as you can, as much of love, of art, travel, and life as you can squeeze into our time apart. I won’t hold it against you, it’s your life! Be happy, be safe, and I’ll be happy to meet you someday.
You know how you hold up ideals of how someone should love you? Well it’s all true. Don’t ever settle for anything less. I honestly and deeply am so in love with you. Not a mushy kind of love. A raw gut wrenching battle of putting you first and carrying you through the valley of the shadow of death. Through mind fields and insecurities.
You were what I always wanted, always dreamed.
Years later nothing has changed. Every girl I’ve ever met and been interested I haven’t been able to progress because of you. I keep thinking of you every day, every hour. I want to kiss you all over and fill your tank with buckets of love. Since the first day I ever met you I fell madly in love with you.
I told you let’s just be friends. It’s only because I don’t want to pressure you into a corner. I know you’ve been through a lot. But I want to marry you! It is simple. I want to make you feel like a princess every single day.I will do whatever it takes. Whatever you need. I will be there for you. I will be your shoulder, your rock, your hiding place, your covering. I will be your soul mate, you known heart, your fire, your mystery.
I get lost in your eyes. I love the strength of your direct approach. You are so cute in everyway. I simply adore you. I know I will for the rest of my life. If we do not join together it will tear me apart. I know time will heal but I will feel I am always settling for second best.
I love that you can eat so much and aren’t shy to do so in my company. Where does it go? You are so little? You eat more then me!
My heart breaks for you. I’m glad we are better friends then ever. I know I need to be more vulnerable. I’m trying my best.
Have you saved yourself for me? Physically speaking? What about emotionally? I sure hope you have, but if that’s not the case, be ensured that there is forgiveness. And I am ready and willing to forgive you for your past and submit to you and only you for the rest of our lives.
My requirements for you: Love Jesus… Everything else we can work on together.
My requirements for myself: Love Jesus Love you Love our children You come before our children and our children come before me Be a leader (Spiritually and everything else) Be always caring Be the provider Be responsible Be a great husband Be a great father
I understand Love is not a “feeling” it’s a commitment to always honor you and respect you the way you deserve regardless of my feelings.
I continue to pray for you and for God to continue to work in me. I can’t wait for the day we get married!
If you were on the internet at all last week, it’s likely you were inundated with the message of #KONY2012. It saturated the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in a noble attempt to make the rotten Joseph Kony a famous man. The campaign covered the world…literally (if you missed it, find out…
I fell in love with a girl a few months ago. Crazy, huh? I still find it exhilarating, honestly. I smile at random times, and I often can’t help grabbing her for a long hug, just because I can. Love is a wonderful feeling, and one I’ve waited a long time to experience.
I cannot wait to see your face as I walk down the aisle. Don’t be ashamed to cry or tear up a little, becuase behind my veil, I know I will too. Besides, if you tear up just a little, it would totally be the cutest thing ever.
I’m fighting for you everyday. I fight by staying close to Jesus. I fight by letting Him soften my heart to love like He does. I fight by completely surrendering to His will. I fight by listening to the still small voice.