I’ve used this photo several times on this blog already.
This was Dane two years ago today. It was the day he turned his back on us and leave to fly for KSA. The day when all Nate did was run around the place. At 1 year and 4 months, he didn’t understand what was going on.
Today, we are officially two years away from each other. The longest we’ve been apart so far. What do I feel about it? I feel blessed, I am thankful that God gave us the strength to endure the hardships we’ve experienced the past 730 days.
Is it over? No, it isn’t.
He is supposed to go home at least 3 days from now but he isn’t. In fact, he won’t be home until the end of December.
Am I happy about it?
That the contract has already ended? Yes. That he’s not coming home until December? No. But I am not mad either. If not for our pre-booked flights, I bet he would come home already. We’re itching to see each other and I am excited to see how Nate would react once he sees his papa again. However, for now, we’ll have to prolong the waiting game. After all, it seems that we’re starting to get used to this setup. That’s just how it is when you don’t have a choice, isn’t it?
What did the last two years do to us?
This two years away made us stronger. We trust each other even more now that we’ve proven our love despite the distance. If not for God’s guidance partnered with our faith in this relationship, I don’t think we’d come this far.
By God’s grace, Dane and I were able to save for the past two years. Maybe not that much but I am still happy we now have an emergency fund and few things I call ‘small investments’. Before he goes back to KSA, I’m hoping we can both have our VULs done. We’ll also have to check his SSS so we can resume with his monthly contributions on that too. Ahhh! So many things to do, so little time! 🙁
Just a few days ago, we were talking about how simple things were back then – just the two of us, we had a lot of time together. There were times we would just spend hours in bed talking about wee things, watch movies, eat or sing together. We didn’t have savings and we were trying to make ends meet but for years of that setup, we survived!
It’s funny how things change when one becomes a parent already. You would be willing to give up so many things for the sake of your child/children. We’d always say to each other, if not for Nate, we would never want an LDR. Haha!
Don’t get me wrong, I am not blaming Nate. In fact, he is our inspiration. He is one of the reasons why we struggle, we fight for survival. He is among the reasons why we don’t give up. I guess that’s just how it is when you become a parent, right?
Excuse my drama as I count three more months before my love comes home. 😀