1.18.2011

a proper away message.

**Is that lipstick you're wearing? Why yes. It is.**

Hi there. Remember that girl who fills this place with emotions and photos and life? She got swept away. Tying up lose ends in Sacramento, returning to the midwest, three days in Chicago with family and a few quiet days in Wisconsin before her boy leaves on Saturday.

I've been handling Gabe's impending return to Iraq quite well. That is, with one exception. While picking up a few items at the store, I breezed past a Valentine's Day display. While fully aware that Valentine's Day is a Hallmark holiday, my mind wasn't able to reach my heart in time to stop the tears. February 14th. A day I adore. Three weeks after Gabriel leaves.

Then I cried. A lot. In a place where Gabriel couldn't see me and, as he so often does, feel guilty.

And since that day, things have fallen to the side. My hopes for starting off the year with gym trips and days of creativity. Book reading. Faithful blogging. Cooking. It all feels so little in comparison to being present in this time, before we're once again separated by eight-thousand miles and four and a half months.

So, I hope you don't mind if I'm on "away" for a few more days, while I soak up the time we've got left. But, I cross my heart to reunite with you on Monday. :)

P.S. Here's a lipstick update: Covergirl in Wine Shine is giving me a color I love. Unfortunately, I have to reapply every hour or two. But...in a few days I'll have no reason to lipstick-up, so it works for now!

17 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness make the most of every moment - all those things can wait and we will still be here too.

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  2. We WANT you to spend all your available time with your love, even though I miss you! (Seriously, I was thinking the other day "I haven't ready in Bethany's blog lately...hope she's doing okay.") Also, thank you for sharing the kind of lipstick. It's lovely & I think I need some! :)

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  3. Make the very most of this time, dear girl. Enjoy every single second you have together. There will be plenty of time for blogging {and the gym} soon enough.

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  4. Soak it up B! Have Valentine's day tomorrow. Forget about us...at least for a lil while :)

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  5. Enjoy your time! Make every moment count whether that means busy plans or simply being together.
    Tim has been in Iowa for two weeks on his new job and the prospect of having him home this weekend makes me feel almost giddy...

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  6. take your time lady! We will be waiting patiently when you come back ;)

    LB

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  7. Long distance is the worst but it just gives you reasons to send lots and lots of packages and letters. As for Valentine's day, I feel ya, it's hard be apart from your man but whose says that Valentine's Day has to be on Feb. 14th, just reinvent it when you are with him again, then it will seem even more special because no one else in the world is celebrating while you are :) Enjoy your last few precious days!

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  8. Aww yay. You are strong and most certainly not alone. While that list will get tackled eventually, as you said, the most important moments right now are the loving romantic ones to hold you over until you have them again.

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  10. Gorgeous lipstick - I'd head out and buy it if I thought I'd actually bother to wear it.

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  11. Live for the now, the moment and every second you have together. We will all be here when you return, I promise.

    For now live in a land where nothing else but you two matters!

    xx

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  12. I'm so sorry, but definitely spend all the time you can with him over the next few days! Hopefully, the 4 and a half months will go quicker than you think
    For now, spend what time you can, and we'll see you again in a week!
    <3 Kiersten

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  13. I'm new here, but make the most of this time. I'm sending virtual hugs your way. And darn Hallmark.

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  14. you take all the time away you need girl! I'd spend every moment with my man too if he was going to leave for months! enjoy every second! and I hope all that reapplying of lipstick is because of all the smooching you two are doing! tee hee :) lovely color on you by the way!

    P.S. when you get back, enter my giveaway! don't want you to miss out... :)

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  15. Enjoy your time together! Especially since school is right around the corner---yuck! :)

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  16. Hope you enjoy this time! Look forward to seeing you back though.

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  17. oh funny that you updated in this very next post I read! Kelly

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