Sunday, July 8, 2007

Finding Comfort In Old Places...


The past couple of days have been a time of renewal...a time to recharge. Megan and I have been talking a lot lately about the way things were, the way things are, and the way things always will be between us. Two years ago, Hurricane Katrina blew us to two different locations and forced us into a long distance relationship after being together for 4 years. This is not to say that our relationship was perfect before Katrina, it was far from it, but the distance didn't help. But even though our relationship wasn't perfect, there was something there that was so special...so strong...so unique and worth cherishing. There's a feeling of safety between us, a feeling of knowing each other completely and loving that person fully for who they are, of wanting to be with that person whenever you can and even more so when you can't. The not being able to be together part led us apart for awhile, but I'm happy to say that we are back together. I think we've always been together...I never felt that I lost her. For me, it was easier mentally to say that we "weren't together" because of the distance thing. I'll be going to see her again next week to spend a week with her in Texas. Hopefully, once I get a job and get out on my own and once her lease is up in Texas we can work towards something more permanent. I'll sleep happy tonight knowing that my facebook status is once again "in a relationship with Megan." :)

My best friend since high school, Jessica, is also in town and I can't tell you how happy that's made me. It's nice to fall back into old routines and meet up for coffee and just hang out and talk and smoke cigarettes. Last night we went to our bar hang out, had a few drinks, played video poker, and just talked. Jessica's one of those people that I'll always be comfortable with and the kind of person where any topic is up for grabs. I could go years without talking to her, bump into her and it would be like we just saw each other yesterday. We've shared many great memories and we seem to never run out of stories to tell or relive. So she's in town for the rest of the week and the fun shall continue.

I must have been a good boy somewhere down the line to deserve a month like this ;)

22 comments:

Literacy-chic said...

Okay, this totally makes me feel warm & fuzzy! :) Can't wait to see you next week! Oh, and sorry I stole your girlfriend after that hurricane thing. But what could I do? ;)

Chris said...

:D I can't wait to see y'all either! I think we're supposed to go eat with y'all somewhere called Cafe Capri. I'm glad that it was y'all that stole her and not someone else...at least I knew she was safe and taken care of ;)

Stephanie said...

What a great post!! I'm really glad things are going well! Seems like you two are meant to be together. And if you can find "The One", do you best to hang on!

Chris said...

Thanks Stephanie :) I'm hanging on tight.

Pamela said...

yay!

Chris said...

Hehe...I'm happy too Pamela :)

Meg Dufour said...

I think that this time apart and this long distance did us both a world of good. I needed to grow up. That's what needed to happen and I think that it did to some extent

Rhinoa said...

Yay for you both! It's funny when you just know you are with the right person, it's so hard to explain out loud. Wishing you much love and happiness to come.

Nymeth said...

I know well that distance can be terrible, but it's so worth it in the end. You two hold on to each other. I'm sure a permanent solution will come up sooner than you think.

Beautiful picture. You guys look so lovely together.

DesLily said...

Well this news is certainly "stuff dreams are made on" eh?!
I hope you have a grand time when you see Megan next week.. I know you will!!

(the following week I will be in florida visiting my son and his family)

Chris said...

I think we both did our fair share of growing up being apart from each other and both became a little more independent, which is definitely a good thing...I'm just ready to become a little more dependent again ;)

I know what you mean Rhinoa :) Thanks!

Thanks Nymeth! We're holding on tight now. I know that you know all about the distance thing too...it's definitely rough, but in the end it's only space.

Deslily, Oh yay! I'm glad you get to go see your son and his family! We're gonna have a lot of book talk to catch up on after these 3 busy visiting weeks, eh? Got any good books for your grandson?

DesLily said...

lol. well, Cornelia Funke comes to mind! We plan to visit a bookstore while I"m there... big surprise huh? lol.

Carl V. said...

Have a great time with your friend this week! I'm very happy you will be able to see Megan soon and you know from past emails that I am pulling for you two to be able to overcome the financial/distance hurdles soon.

Chris said...

Thanks Carl! I'm enjoying having my friend in town very much and next week will be a blast as well! We'll overcome everything...I'm sure of it :)

Jeff S. said...

Wonderful picture of Megan and you. I also wish you both the best now and in the future. With all you've both been through it sounds as if your soulmates mean't to be together and that's a wonderful feeling.

Chris said...

Thanks Jeff :) It is a wonderful feeling! Really looking forward to this trip!

Kim said...

Long distance is tough but it sounds like you've got it under control. So glad you could work through the challenges and that you get to see Megan soon!

Chris said...

Thanks Kim :)

jean pierrei' said...

im glad to see you guys are working things out. you two look so sweet in that photo!

jean pierre said...

oh, and i just love those impromptu, quick-taken, funny-angled photos! they capture something that other photos never can.

Chris said...

Thanks Jean Pierre...I love those photos too :) We have tons of those, they're our favorites ;)

jean pierre said...

:)