It was a really fun weekend. It was just like how we used to be. Getting awed by natural wonders such as the beautiful clouds, the wonderful flowers, the lovely dogs, the sunrise and the sunset behind the mountains, and the clear and crisp sound of quietness. It was not our usual weekend, but it was a nice weekend.
This weekend was a good culmination of my “weekend thinking” series. We’ve been together through things — good, bad, happy, sad. From the most absurd to the deep ones, we have been through it. And now, after a few years that felt like a lifetime of being together, we are now on our journey to getting married and starting our own family. We’ve become friends, become lovers, we also sometimes become enemies, but all these things are just a part of the process. The process that would eventually make us just one.
Going to places with you has always been an adventure in itself. The odd things that we notice while in transit, the things that we discover about each other, the quick moments when we get lost while just staring at each other, the moments when we make the other do something that the other one doesn’t want to do, the moments we make fun of each other. All those things were parts of an adventure that I would always want to take part of, as long as it’s you I am going to share it with.
The weekend was not our usual concept of “traveling”, but it helped us get into a place where we would be out of our usual worries for a short time. Wherein we would just be in too much awe of the things around us that we forget about worrying about how big our problems are as we appreciate the simple joys of just living in the moment.
We both had fun playing with Piper and Javier, right? Playing with them helped me see how we might be as future parents, or at least as individuals who would be taking care of someone or something. I’m guessing you had that observation, too. And because we were around dogs during that time, you got to talk about Sushi even more. I love it when you talk about something that you are really in awe of.
Do you want to know which part of our weekend was the most memorable for me? To me, ALL OF IT was memorable. The odd donuts we bought, the choice of transportation route, the photos we took, the stores we bought things from, the sunrise we both got up for and immediately went back to sleep after, the play times with Piper and the gang, the waiting time while doing groceries, the jam-packed seats in the truck, the crinkles, the “oranges” we harvested from the tree, Grey’s Anatomy, EVERYTHING. I am very glad that after everything that has happened prior to our weekend, we made the decisions that we made.
As we go deeper into the process of eventually becoming just one, I want you to know that I’ll always treasure experiences such as the weekend we’ve just had. And I’m looking forward to more weekends like those, until those weekends already become week-long.