I have to say that one thing that I love immensely about blogging is that when I am down or am having a hard time with being in a long distance relationship, I can put up an entry and get 19 comments from readers who have all been through what I am going through now. Thank you for that.
This weekend I had a really rough time dealing with the fact that TLS is so far away from me, and wound up spending a good portion of the day on Sunday in bed crying and holding my teddy. TLS sent me a lovely care package which I got on Saturday (I have a picture of the contents but can't find the cord to connect my camera to the computer now). Inside it was the sweatshirt that he wore in Basic Training, a 5 pack of my beloved Curly Wurly bars, a bag of miniature Cadbury's chocolates, a can of Cadbury's hot cocoa mix, a pack of Galaxy bars for my little sister (he actually wrote "for Kelly" on the wrapper), and three more of the ladybug Tesco bags- one to replace mine which is on its way to meeting its maker, and two to be donated to Foundation auction at my sorority's leadership conference next month. (How can you not be crazy about a guy who supports your sisterhood so much?) As cheesy as it may sound, it was really nice to just be able to wear his old sweatshirt and at least have a little part of him with me. We had another phone date this weekend and watched several episodes of Family Guy. It's definitely nice to be able to talk a lot on the phone.
At the end of this month, TLS will be coming to the States to visit his family for two weeks. This trip was booked a long time ago, and it's not possible for him to add on a day or two in NYC at this point. One of the places that he's going to be visiting is Chicago to go see a Cubs game with his brother and brother's wife. TLS is a diehard Cubs fan and said that one of the things that he really wants to do with me is go see a game together at Wrigley field. His brother emailed him over the weekend saying that they had an extra ticket for the game if he wanted to take me. We talked about it, and while the thought of meeting the family so soon scares me, we don't have very many opportunities to see each other, so we have to take advantage of every one that we do get. I will be flying back to Chicago for two nights on July 5th. I am slightly nervous about meeting part of his family but am so excited to get to see him again! There was absolutely no way that he could be with me for my birthday, and this is close enough to my birthday that it makes an awesome early birthday gift!