I can hardly contain my excitement right now. I have been awaiting this day for nearly two months and it’s finally here! The love of my life flies in from Maine today and is staying a full 8 days. Being in a long distance relationship during such a crazy transition has been far from easy, but well worth the heartache. Drew and I hadn’t planned on staying together when I left Maine, we deemed it unfair to both of us. Leaving him in Maine was one of the hardest moments of my life and I’ll never forget how unnatural it felt. I had just reached New York when we realized that our spirits were not separating with the physical distance growing between us, rather they became further intertwined. We were not quick to make any plans regarding how we would make this work or who would be willing to move for the other, we were simply happy to have each other. The thought of losing him was so heartbreaking that pursuing a long distance relationship presented itself as relief and a blessing, I hadn’t lost him. He’s been so supportive in my move out here and we’ve kept in constant (yes, constant) communication over the past few months. Our relationship has been built on a mutual love and respect for one-another paired with a deep connection that never ceases to amaze me. I’ve taken his spirit with me on all of my Colorado adventures and share my experiences in every way I can. My patience has been greatly tested by the timekeeper but I’ve found that allowing things to take place in their own grace is key. This understanding has given me the ability to embrace each moment and truly appreciate how beautiful life really is. I hardly feel lucky enough to have him in my life and although 8 days seems short, I know we will build a mountain of memories during that time which will tide me over until we meet again.
I love you, Drew. Colorado is smiling – patiently waiting your arrival.