A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Day 365 of 365: Fin!
I found these when going through some carrier bags of Matt's. Most of the items were cards and photos I had sent him during the time we had to spend apart in the two and a half years leading up to us ending the 'long-distance' aspect of our LDR and my subsequent emigration to Great Britain.
This particular find was one of my craftier long-distance relationship "gifts" intended to make the time apart a bit easier. The little person in red represents Matt and the one in the pink frock is me (uncanny resemblance of the two of us, I know). The blue wavy strip was to represent the Atlantic Ocean. One end was labeled 'USA' and the other 'UK' with the numbers counting down 30-1 in between. The blue strip was kept blue-tacked across Matt's PC monitor. At one end (USA) would be my little person attached with a paperclip and the other (UK) would be Matt's little buddy. The overall concept was that when we would plan a visit to see the other person, their 'person' would move up or down the strip to the other side, each day landing on a lower number depending on how many days were left until we would see one another again. A virtual countdown of sorts to help pass the time apart.
I found it interesting that I came across this little treasure today as it is no longer really needed. There is no more "counting down" until we see the other person. Our ultimate goal of being married and in the same country has been reached and the two of us could not be happier.
On that note...here's to the first year (and 2 months) in the UK together as well as the completion of my first 365 photo-blog!
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!