12.29.2010

one day.



Today is a day of 'one'.

One day left at my desk: My last day.
One day which Gabriel spends traveling out of Iraq: His long day.
One day until we're face to face for the first time in four months: Our loving day.

If you're the prayerful type, we wouldn't mind some. Rarely do I fret over travel plans, but any time an armored caravan must escort someone you love through something called "The Red Zone"...I feel it's not too silly to send up a few extra prayers for safety. And on a smaller scale, my heart feels delicate as I clean out my desk drawers; packing up cards and photos, silly little work mementos from the last five years. I'm trying my best to say a tear-free goodbye to my work family...or at least save my tears for the drive home.

Tomorrow I fly out of Wisconsin, and meet Gabriel on a layover in Denver. Then we'll be on our way to California! The next 24 hours will be a teaspoon of sadness, a half cup of nerves and a pint of hugs. But all told its a recipe for one exciting end to 2010.

...and a fantastic beginning to 2011.

13 comments:

  1. My prayers, thoughts and very bestest (not sure it's a word!) of wishes are sent your way dear girl - here's hoping the days to come are completely fabulous!
    xx

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  2. What an exciting time for you!

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  3. I am so freakin excited for you guys! I'll be thinking and praying and all that! Hope today goes quickly!

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  4. Best wishes for all your travel plans. And soak up some sun for me!

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  5. Oh I am thinking about you so much today! You must be so anxious/excited/... all at once.

    Best wishes that you travel safely, dear girl!

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  6. sending prayers your way!! what an exciting day - lots of changes - and all for the best! :)
    hoping you guys have a great time together! (obviously, you will!)

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  7. Sending out positive thoughts and prayers! :)

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  8. All the best to both of you! Again, lovely blog.

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  9. Sending tons of positive thoughts for your lover's journey back to you !

    By the way, and this is completely off topic, I've found your blog a few days ago and I just love it! And I think you look absolutely stunning

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  10. So excited for you :) Nothing is better than seeing your love home from deployment, especially this time of year.

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  11. Happy New Year to you and le garcon! Have a safe and fantastic trip!

    LB

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  12. Done! Prayers your way that your sweetie has an uneventful trip home.
    And then California....??? for vacation or forever??? I'm confused.

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  13. I hope you have safe travels and enjoy your time together x

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