Sunday, February 27, 2011

Six Months

I’m not overly sentimental; however I can cry at the drop of a hat and am a little needy, especially when Andy and I were dating. (I believe that had something to do with the fact that we lived 500 miles away from each other for most of our relationship though.)

I’m bringing this up because I’ve realized, within the past six months, how much we’ve grown as a couple since we starting living together. Our relationship was great before, don’t get me wrong, but now it is better than ever. Being able to wake up next to my best friend in the morning, welcome him home from work, and being able to eat dinner and have a face-to-face conversation at our kitchen table is the greatest feeling ever. Couples take being together every day for granted, I know because I’m beginning to. 

Andy is presenting at a conference in May, ironically in Grand Rapids, MI. I would love to go with him, but think asking for a whole week off already might not be such a great idea. (Plus, we’d have to find a dog sitter for Kimber.) As much as I would love to fly to GR and visit family and friends we decided that I’m going to stay here with Kimber and work. I haven’t been away from Andy since the day we got married. (Pathetic I know, but moving across the country doesn’t come with many friends.) Knowing that I’ll be away from Andy for that week is going to be so strange because I forget that we held a long distance relationship for so long. I can’t believe that for almost four years we only saw each other once a month and now we are with each other every day. 

People always ask us how we made our long distance relationship work. Honestly, I have no idea! I knew we had something special and thought that as long as I’m happy and am in love that it will be worth it. For most couples I believe it comes down to whether it is meant to be, and for us it was. (I also had amazing friends that always kept me busy!) 

I’m not going to lie, it is hard, but we fought just as hard to keep our relationship going strong. It totally paid off, because I am now enjoying this crazy adventure with the love of my life. I never imagined I would have done half the things I have, I wouldn’t have wanted to do it with anyone else. Love you, Andrew!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Job v Old Job

I never utter the words I’m about to type …. You were right! 

Well …. the few of you who commented on my last post are right. The information download is finally taking effect, I understand almost everything I’ve done thus far at the new job and am actually learning a lot about investing. However, I’m not sure if it is the right fit. At the moment it’s great, but I will try to find something new eventually. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful for this opportunity, but I miss working with children. I loved making a difference in a child’s life every day, getting hugs just because, and hearing hilarious stories told by five and six year olds.

You don’t believe adults when you are young and naïve about how fast children grow up, but it's true. Most of the children that were in my classroom started attending the daycare before I even began working there. I was there for 3.5 years and watched many of them grow up. I’m upset to know that I won’t see them grow any longer. I know they will all succeed in life and become wonderful people. I just hope they remember me and all the fun we had together. 

I was so excited to leave the daycare due to all the wedding festivities and moving across the country. I never thought twice about how I would feel after months past. These children were (and still are) such an important part of my life, they taught me so much without even knowing it. I hope that one day I can find a new group of children to inspire and to be inspired again.  

I miss you School-Ager, Miss Sandy loves you!!