Friday, November 15, 2013
Most people love Fridays because they signal the end of the week, a time where people can finally kick their shoes off, let their hair down and hang out with friends and family without having to waking up early the next day. I like Friday for those reasons too, but there are 2 other reasons that Fridays have become super special for me!
My fiance has to be away from home right now...for a very long time. I won't go into detail (another story I'm not quite ready to share yet), but to make a long story short we communicate right now mostly by phone and email. That's great, and I'm thankful that we can. However, when you love someone and spend every day of 7 years with them, phone and email simply aren't enough. We do get to visit each other, but right now finances will only let us do so about twice a month. So for 2 to 3 weeks out of the month we have to go without waking up next to each other, seeing each other every day or simple things I miss so much like hugging, cuddling on the couch or holding hands.
We will, unfortunately, be in this situation for the next few years. That is a REALLY long time to have to physically be away from the one you love. But that brings me to why I love Fridays as more than just the end of a work week. Every Friday I make it to is one week down on this long journey, and every week down brings us closer to putting another month behind us. Since I started to change my eating habits and lifestyle and joined SP, focusing on my health seems to take up a good part of my day. I work from home, so I also occasionally have work projects to complete. For the most part though, I work out, keep up with my accountability partners and read lots of interesting blog posts, forum discussions and articles here on SP. Then I look up, and nearly the whole day is gone! When every day goes like that, Friday comes up in no time for me, and that puts me one week closer to my fiance being home again for good!
When we can visit, we do so on the weekends. So Friday coming is also a happy thing on the weeks we can visit each other because I know I'll get to see him the very next day, or the day after! So it's not just a time to wind down from the week and relax. It's a happy time where I get to spend time with the man I love and make new memories to keep me going throughout the next week.
I am thankful to have reached another Friday in good health and high spirits. I won't get a visit this weekend, but I'll get one next weekend! So until then I'll enjoy my phone time, and emails and the fact that another week can be crossed off both our calendars! Yay for Fridays!!!