The boyfriend and I are skipping right along and we're two weeks shy of celebrating a whole four months of blissful togetherness. We're enjoying this extended honeymoon phase (which we attribute to the so-far-so-good successful suffering of this LDR; absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that) with all the lovely butterflies and longing we can stand.
And it is lovely. But know what we're both really hankering for? We're a wishin' and a hopin' for the time we're apart to be measured in hours rather than days/weeks. In short, we'd trade all this honeymoon business for some honest to goodness day-to-day doldrums. The thing is we love just being together. Yes, we adore getting all tangled up in limbs and getting reacquainted (which we've affectionately nicknamed the etc of our relationship) after a long separation, but it's the way we both just feel like we're home when we're falling asleep in one another's arms that we truly crave and when we're not waking to each other, the bed suddenly seems entirely too big.
Some 200 love letters collected and it's the one I received today that has me especially weak in the knees. I give you, by permission of the author, the promise of forever and ever:
As long as you don't get tired of me and not want me around anymore, I promise you will never have to juggle new suitors, wade through online messages, nervously slog through a first date, or otherwise kiss another frog as long as I live. I promise that you will never have to get naked for the first time in front of anyone else ever again. I swear that you will never again be placed in a position in which breaking a lamp over someone's head seems like the right thing to do. I will work hard to ensure that you will never again experience a lover falling asleep while in flagrante delicto. And I promise you that you will never again have to settle for one or two out of three, ignore a lack of chemistry, or lug yet another gentleman to Cleveland-Heath. And I solemnly swear to never wish for the extinction of pachyderms or any other animal.