The Next Couple of Weeks

Sam is leaving in the next few weeks. I won’t be Sad Panda until after he leaves,though. We have to make the most of the time we have left together, right?! Gosh, it’s been so long since he’s deployed (2 years. Yeah, I guess I’m a spoiled Marine Corp spouse, right?Ha.). ┬áIt’s been really neat to watch life slow down in the past day, though. What I mean by that is, Sam and I have sunk so far into our own routine together that we forget to stop and savor every moment, but as soon as I found out he was leaving yesterday, I just felt like everything needed to slow down. Forget our routine and just be together and enjoy each others company.

I am typing this as I sit in my living room with the windows open and the breeze running through my house. One of my favorite Jack Johnson songs is playing in the background. I love it so much because there is a verse that reminds me of me and Sam when we first started dating. I’m hoping these last few weeks that we have together can be spent this way:

We can park the van and walk to town

Find the cheapest bottle of wine that we could find

And talk about the road behind, how getting lost is not a waste of time.

Le Bois d’amour will take us home

In the moment we will sing as the forest sings

It’s all for the sake of arriving with you.

What You Though You Need, Jack Johnson

Apologies for all of the mushiness! Oh and a very Happy Birthday to my lovely sister and her honey-pie, Jamesy!

This photo was taken a few days before Sam left on his last deployment...a LOOOONG time ago.