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Feb 16, 2020

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?


  1. Long distance relationships aren't easy but the one thing they force you to do is to enjoy every last minute you have together and it makes you truly appreciate the time you spend as a couple. It doesn't make the separation easier but it does make your time together that much more precious! Glad you had a great time together!

  2. It's always nice to unplug and spend time with your significant other. I love the few moments my husband and I can do that between both of our jobs and taking care of a baby.

  3. and each time you say goodbye, you're that much closer to saying I DO!! :) LOVE NYC...such a fun city to visit!

  4. Unplugging and spending time with loved ones is SO important and needed! I'm glad you had a wonderful time with your love! :)

  5. Thanks Julia! It was great to take a few days away from the computer!

  6. YES! I kept saying that to him today....goodbyes are just a little bit easier knowing that each one gets us closer to August 28! And NYC <3....I love having it so close! :)

  7. It is! It's so important to do that from time to time!

  8. So true Anne! We have definitely learned to cherish the time we have together!

  9. Having that distance, although difficult, makes one appreciate the sense of time and how it can’t be given back. I love that you took time away from the computer and the blog to spend that given time to be with your fiancé (and it’s sounds like you had a great weekend!). Creating memories like that is so worthwhile :)

  10. An unplugged weekend with your love - perfection. I feel a slowing down of sorts coming on for me too.. not sure what that entails yet but He's talking and I'm listening. Thanks for linking up, Betsy :)


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