96 Days…

“Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time.” 
― Donna Goddard, Circles of Separation

When one wakes up in the middle of the night and reaches for your love and all you feel is a cold pillow…your heart drops a beat or two…and often a tear …not being in close proximity to your partner is difficult to say the least…

Even with the instant communication that our technology allows us and sometimes even demands…one would think that it would make long distant relationships so much easier….What’sApp/Internet has been a lifesaver…no longer $300.00 and $400.00 monthly phone calls…or a monthly snail mail…one wonders how anyone ever maintained love at a distance…

We communicate a lot..maybe even more than if we were in close physical proximity…it helps me to feel close when I we talk about our day and I can support him and feel supported..it is not the same as a physical hug…but it reminds us that we are there for each other

His day is over about my lunchtime…so often we eat together…his supper…my lunch…even sending pictures of our meals…we create as much “togetherness” and interdependence as possible…I experienced a bad night not too long ago…upset and frustrated that it didn’t feel that we were making progress to our end goal of being together…

It was very late and I couldn’t sleep…I texted him and he was awake.. he held me with his words and soothed my anxious heart until I was able to calm down and sleep…although he was physically 8,000 miles away…he still wrapped himself around me…I fell a little deeper in love for this hero of mine.

And then there is all the teasing and flirty innuendos to keep the flames burning…the sexual tension is important to keep alive…it is an important glue in the Long Distant Relationship…

Fun, jokes and laughter are also essential…just as in any relationship…the text I sent for his wake up message was “Were you a coffee bean in your past life? Must be, because I can’t start my day without you…😁”…rather corny, I know…he said that it made him smile…

My fellow love traveler has completed all of the paperwork that he needs to send for me to take to the consulate when I apply for my visa…my duties for the day were to take my medical report to be signed to the doctor…I also need an x-ray and a sign off from a radiologist that I do not have TB…the doctor is making an appointment for that…

I also had to send in my fingerprints to the FBI to make sure that I am not a criminal…I am on my second round with that…after $23.00 I was sent a letter that they were not excepted because the Sheriff’s Department were I had them taken missed some swirls and such…I paid another $23.00 and a new set of prints…and I am waiting to see if they were accepted…

Another step closer toward being in my baby’s arms…

“Whatever you did today is enough. Whatever you felt today is valid. Whatever you thought today isn’t to be judged. Repeat the above each day.” 
― Brittany Burgunder