Justin is on his way to China. In fact, he’s already back in South Korea as I type this. He flew from Dallas to San Francisco, then over to South Korea, and in a few minutes he will take his last flight, over to Qingdao, China. Goodbyes are always super rough for us, but this one felt like the worst. We said our goodbyes, and then met on either side of a big glass window. That was the hardest because we were both crying, and trying to touch hands through the glass (yup – really dramatic, like something out of a sad movie). Evidently, Elijah had no idea what was going on, but he was kissing me, so that was really sweet. We would normally spend our time apart talking online at night (image on the right), but now we will have a shocking 13 hour time difference between us. When he’s waking up, I’ll almost be in bed, and vice versa. Not ideal for chatting, but we will figure it out. We have never been apart for this long – 30 days – but every time we are apart, the reunion is so sweet. It sure does make you realize how much you love and appreciate your spouse when you can’t be with them for a while.
Why on earth would we submit ourselves to such torture if we hate being apart? Well, my brother is getting married next month, in North Dakota. I realise that being separated from my husband is going to be extremely tough, especially now that we have Elijah, but I couldn’t miss of the most important day in my brother’s life. I know that both my brother, and his wife, will appreciate having us there, and I’m looking forward to the quality time with them. Eli and I will be staying at their house for 10 days. I don’t even know when last I spent 10 days with my brother. So even though it is going to be really tough to be apart from my other half, I know that it will be worth the sacrifice for the quality family time. Staying in the States during September also means that Elijah gets an extra two weeks with his grandparents – again, quality time that we don’t get very often!
30 days… The countdown is on.