In 15 years, we haven’t spent more than a week apart. The more the years pass, the closer we get. Heck, since March we haven’t been away from each other for more than a few hours.
And we’re about to be on opposite sides of the world and time zones for 2 months. It is incredible how short 2 months can be and how eternal they can feel.
This whole experience is surreal.
My friends and family have all been so kind and have offered to help Orlando while I’m gone. They’ve offered to cook and grocery shop for him — but in reality, he’s the one who does that even when I am home. They’ve offered to help with the kids, but Orlando has no problem managing them. Heck, He’s even the one who handles Christmas shopping every year — for the most part.
I’ve realized that Orlando and I don’t need each other.
We choose each other.
We’ve played this game of life together for so long. Sometimes I play quarterback and other times he does.
Through all the seasons we’ve been through (and we’ve had very difficult ones) one thing is clear — we make a great team.
As I prepare to leave for South Korea, I have such a deep appreciation for my husband and how well we work together. I can’t imagine a better partner to handle this new adventure. We are playing in unfamiliar territory, and I know we’re going to play well. I also know we’ll have plenty of support.
There is only one thing neither one of us is ready for — and no one can help us with — and that is just how much we’re going to miss each other.
Not because we have to be together, but because we want to be.