Feb 16, 2015
Grateful for This Weekend
i haven't opened my computer much since last tuesday. i headed into the second part of last week with my blog posts scheduled and when i went to bed on tuesday night, i closed my computer and it didn't open again for over 24 hours. friends, that never happens. but on wednesday morning, i hopped in my car and headed north towards new york city....and my fiancé. aj took a bus early wednesday morning to the city, where his sister goes to school, and i met up with them and amanda's boyfriend, zac to see late night with seth meyers on wednesday evening. then, aj and i headed back to pa for a whole weekend of being together.
we've been in a long distance relationship for over a year and a half now, and while we've kind of gotten used to the distance, it doesn't change the fact i want to soak up every moment we can spend together. being engaged has only amplified that, as every time he's home we also have to tackle a few things on our wedding to-do list (this weekend it was starting our premarital counseling and doing a little wedding ring shopping).
and so, as this long weekend is winding down (he flies back to boston tomorrow evening), i can't help but be a little sad that it's almost over, but also overjoyed and filled with gratitude for this time. this was our fourth valentine's day together, and marked exactly three years of being in a relationship. and i'm so grateful for the way god brought this man into my life. i'm grateful for the ways that he compliments me and how he's my best friend. i'm grateful for the way he makes me laugh and the way he wants to fix it when i cry.
and i'm especially grateful for the opportunity to slow my pace for a few days and spend precious time with him. we're in an exciting season of our relationship, and i'm grateful for these little weekends, soaking up every minute we can with one another.
of course, i'm also grateful for things like warm scarves and cups of coffee and really, really good french toast to end my whole30, and all of the other little blessings that god bestows day in and day out. but today (and every day), i'm grateful for the bigger things.
i'm linking up with ember grey for grateful heart monday. i hope you'll join in! what are you grateful for today?