This past week Eric was out of town for a national theatre competition with his recent play, "The Elephant Man". Though I got a lot of homework done every night, it was too quiet and too lonely. He called me often to check on me but it only made me miss him more. It was our first time ever being apart since our wedding, and it was a lot harder than we anticipated. It's very true that absence makes the heart grow fonder. You never realize how much you take someone for granted until they're gone. I stayed up until two this morning, anxious for his arrival. Then we stayed up another hour or so while he ate the dinner I had made him (Chicken Amadine), and told me all his stories. BYU had won every single award -with the exception of one - and had really made an impression on all the other schools, including ones like Yale and Harvard. The judges in some of the workshops had even made comments how their favorite actors and actresses to work with were always BYU students because they were so talented. I thought it pretty incredible because Eric had told me how dirty most of the other school's plays, monologues, and songs were. And we had walked in without the language, the dirty comments, the filth, and won single handedly. This truly is the Lord's school.
While alone this week, I got pretty creative with my crafts and decorated for Valentines Day. Eric says it looks like Cupid exploded in our apartment. Here are some pictures of what I created: