My sister gifted me this coffee mug a few days before the wedding...just a little inspiration incase anything went haywire during the final planning phases! It didn't, although I certainly ate my fair share of cake.
But, it's now functioning as my mantra for today! After a few quick hugs + kisses at the airport, and a "see you soon" I sent my husband back overseas. This time to Kuwait (no more Iraq!) and we're hoping to be split for only a month before seeing each other again...somehow that made our newlywed goodbyes so much easier. Perhaps when you've braved six months apart, a few weeks is old hat?
That's not to say that my apartment doesn't feel rather lonely right now. Or that I didn't eat my weight in Oreos at 5:30am after returning from the airport. Oh yes, the Oreo package is empty.
But I'm not complaining. I try not to complain too much about being apart these days, because it is something that we choose. Gabe isn't considered deployed (although he has been previously), since he works on various Army or Navy bases for the government. It's tricky work at which he excels. Now that we're married it offers the opportunity for us to live abroad very safely and easily in the near future...something we've talked about doing since a few days after we met.
Ah. Future. That's a nice word...I'm excited about that, even if we're living in the Middle East for a few months until we can get transferred to a more, uh, European destination. :)
I'm so eager to share details about the wedding, but our fantastic photos won't be ready for a few weeks! Maybe I'll put together a few posts about why we chose to change our wedding so drastically (not pregnant, swear!), all the "behind the scenes" secret-keeping and some of my favorite wedding vendors. Would that whet your wedding palate for the time being? :)