It is 8 days and 4 hours now until the big day. I have been waiting for this day since August. There have been times that have been trying, others that were easy – but all if that will be in the past soon enough.
Next Thursday, I will be flying to Louisville to reunite with my girlfriend Shani. It seems like it has been a long time, but it has only been 4 months. We have been able to visit each other every month, but it is not the same when you know there is a time limit to your stay.
What I have learned is to appreciate every moment I have together with her. I want every day I spend with her to be my best. Everytime I get to speak with her, I want her to know that I love her and she means the world to me. That I am proud of her, and that she brings out the best in me.
I know that although we may be separated by several thousand miles, our hearts and minds are always together. Nothing can ever change that – and for that I am grateful.