Who says that I can’t spend Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend, just because he’s thousands of miles away? We have technology, for Pete’s sake!
Kiks and I hardly go out on Valentine’s Day, because we’re lazy people who don’t want to bother with the traffic and the sea of people in all the restaurants, so there wasn’t much difference this year. Except we were conversing through the wonderful internet over FaceTime.
I’m really excited to see him in less than two weeks, but even more excited because we get to spend our anniversary together! I specifically planned my trip so that we wouldn’t have to be sad and lonely on our one special day of the year where we get to celebrate us. So to all of you asking why I picked such an odd time to visit, there you go.
Our 9-year anniversary is especially exciting not just because we’ll be spending it somewhere new (hello San Francisco!), but because we get to start counting down to the big 10! My goodness, a decade of love and togetherness! We are unshakeable!
Sometimes, I find myself surprised by how much time has gone by since that night up in the Eastwood tower where no one is allowed anymore (probably why I find so much comfort and warmth in Eastwood). It was Ateneo prom night. Prom! We were but high school juniors-turning-seniors. Very few high school relationships last until college, even fewer after that. Who knew we’d make it this far? (Actually, we did. HAHA!)
I guess it’s a comfort to know that despite all the things the universe decides to throw at us—arguments, people, stupid decisions, or several time zones and an ocean between us—we’ve been able to overcome everything and become better people. For ourselves, and for each other.
It’s been over 8 months since we last saw each other, and I’m amazed at how quickly time has passed. It often feels like it’s taking forever, but now that it’s mid-February, I’m hoping the universe continues to be kind and would maybe slow down time a bit once I’m there. If only to make up for the missed birthdays, Christmas, New Year, and Valentine’s Day.
Ah, but anyway, happy Valentine’s day, babycakes! I love you (and I miss you) every single day. Less than two weeks to go. :)