Empty Nest

For the last 18 months, Bradley and I have seen each other every single day but one, which is a little creepy and unnecessary in retrospect. So when he decided to go to Houston for a week to visit his Mom, sister, and niece, I was a little apprehensive.

Who am I going to cuddle with every night?
Who is going to take the garbage cans to the curb?  
Who am I going to boss around?!

It's not like I'm going to be alone for the entire week, I'm really only here by myself for three days and then I fly to Houston as well. But three days is a lot of days to coordinate activities that will entertain me. So, today I decided to reflect on our relationship and how much I love him.

Seriously, look at how much we love each other.
Okay, fine. Let's be honest. I deep cleaned my already immaculate home like it was my job. But I was thinking of him while I was doing it! Pinky Swear! (And by thinking of him, I mean, thinking about how I won't have to pick up the underwear he leaves for me like a gift beside our bed)


In all sincerity, I really do forget sometimes just how much I care about him and how nice it is to have him constantly by my side. Don't get me wrong, there are days when he drives me to the brink of insanity. I can't even count the times I've contemplated putting Nair in his shampoo and waxing his 10 chest hairs while he sleeps. But the majority of the time I love him like crazy and he's my best friend.

I have, however, reflected a lot on my own independence. Two years ago, I was the white Beyonce of Independent Women. The shoes on my feet? I bought it. The clothes I'm wearing? I bought it.

But now that I'm on the other side of that, I appreciate how great it is to have a partner in life and someone who loves me unconditionally. I guess where I'm going with this is that maybe it takes a little space and time apart to realize just how good you have it.

I have it pretty damn good.
I can do anything on my own and be fine, great even. But the ride is so much more fun with the person you love sitting beside you. I can't wait for the next couple of days to fly by so I can be beside my Bradley again! (Bedside undies included)

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