I Wish We Were Together But We Sorta Are

by Ginger on May 28, 2013

in Marriage, Random

Yesterday was my 7th wedding anniversary.

I spent it 2800 miles away from my husband.

I know, wah-wah poor me. But I will admit that I’m bummed that our only interaction on our anniversary was a 5 am wakeup, and breakfast from the McDonalds drive through on the way to the airport with some groggy conversation. Ahhh, true love.

It’s especially a bummer, because I’m here, in New York. This isn’t the place we met, or fell in love, or got engaged, or got married. But it is the place where we grew up together, where we became a family together, where we began our life together in earnest. We came into our own here, and we learned a lot about ourselves and each other here.

I can’t be in New York and not think of N.C.

Maybe that’s the romantic in me–I see things that remind me of him, however small (hey honey, I had an egg & cheese on a roll, just for you), and it makes me smile. But whatever it is, he as completely and utterly entwined with my experience of this city, which means he is completely and utterly on my mind when I’m in this city.

I guess, all things being equal, if I had to be 2800 miles away from my husband on our anniversary, at least I was in a city that drips with my memories of him and me and us. I took myself to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in the theater district, and toasted to us, and then we texted about the kid being sick and having a fever. And I guess that’s modern marriage for you.

Anyway, happy anniversary hon. I wish, so much, that you were here with me, and that we could go have drinks at Flat Iron Lounge, and grab some falafel, and wander around Chelsea holding hands. But no matter, I’ll be back home before you know it, in the place that we call ours now.

Jesabes May 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your week in New York:)

San May 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Happy anniversary! I didn’t know we share our anniversaries… I was married 7 years yesterday as well 🙂

melanie jean juneau (motherofnine9) May 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm

you turned a tregedy into something magical

Christine @ Love, Life, Surf May 29, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Happy Anniversary! There is a part of me that loves being back in a place/city that wraps me up in memories. Have fun in NYC!

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