September 23rd, 2008: Being in a relationship

I’d be lying if I said being in a relationship is wonderful 24/7. I’d also be lying if I said I didn’t think Marcus was the “One.”

Marcus and I have been dating for almost a year now. Our one year will be in December, which feels like it’s just around the corner. Our relationship has been such a whirlwind of happiness with a few rough patches thrown in here and there. The rough patches are necessary for growth in any relationship. I think what tests us now only makes us stronger in the long run. What makes it work is that we’re able to have an open line of communication between one another.

However, it has been difficult recently. He has been working long hours, which makes it tough to even have a short 5 minute conversation about each other’s day. As soon as he crawls into bed in the wee hours of the morning at 3:30am, I think about how much I’ve missed him. With one eye open, I proceed to turn over to kiss him and snuggle for 5 minutes and then reality hits me when it hits me that I only have a few hours left of sleep before I have to wake up for work. He’s pretty good about keeping this in mind and will go to his house if it’s cutting it close to my wake up time. However, lately, I told him I don’t care when you come in, “I just miss your touch.” Despite the stress at work, he’s managed to set aside a few hours to share a few dinners together. It’s interesting how sometimes I feel like I am getting to know him all over again as if I just met him. Luckily, his deadline just passed and things are slowly getting back to normal. While it’s had an effect on our relationship, it’s nothing that we can’t work through.

I was prompted to write this post because I got a warm email back from his dad about pictures I sent of us at the Redskins game from this weekend. It was such a sweet email; so sweet that it just made me crave his parents’ presence. I am so excited at the prospect of having them as my future in-laws πŸ™‚ I love them so much. I am so blessed to be surrounded and loved by wonderful friends and family.

Tonight makes me realize what I’m thankful for having. Oftentimes, I complain about what I don’t have in life that I overlook what I do have. Something that has been shamefully pointed out to me. I’m struggling to look at the good things in life and be appreciative.

On a side note… I have a huge crush on Eric Violette, the Free Credit Report guy on TV. Apparently he’s French and lipsyncs the songs in the commercial. I don’t care if he can’t speak English well, he’s a cutie πŸ˜‰


2 Responses to “September 23rd, 2008: Being in a relationship”

  1. 1 ohmyheart September 24, 2008 at 10:16 am

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ “I miss your touch” is such a good saying I frequently said and heard for a while. So sweet. What is it about human touch that makes it so special?

    (I heart Eric too. Although part of his charm was his potential song writing ability, I thought. Hmm, I would live in my parent’s basement with bad credit with him any day).

  2. 2 Joshua Renaud September 26, 2008 at 7:12 am

    More than anything else in my relationship, I would miss the spontaneous touches that say “I love you.” She has told me recently that it is the unexpected times that I reach over and run my fingers through her hair, even just once, that make her feel the best.

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