If you are anything like me you were singing this song in a Cyndi Lauper voice….but that is off topic. What I really want to write about is “time” and how it seems to go by in the blink of an eye. It’s odd because there are always 24 hours in a day. It’s not as if time actually speeds up, there are always the same amount of days in the year.
But the older you get, the more you realize that time is not on your side. It is quickly moving behind you in unstoppable motion and the only thing you can do is enjoy it while it lasts. I’ll be 25 this year. It doesn’t seem so bad in the scheme of things, I still have a long way to go, but compared to 5 or even 15…
Two and a half years ago, I met my soulmate, my future, my best friend. Two years ago (and I can honestly say have been the best two years *and a half* of my life) I decided to move to North Carolina to be with my Marine, my Richie, the man who swept me off my feet. Now, it’s like I’ve closed my eyes for a minute and here we are planning our return to the States in a year. Where does time go? It’s not always been easy and there have been times I thought the homesick feeling would break me, but it blows my mind that our time in living in NC is long over and our time in Okinawa is coming to a close. We are more than half way done.
I can only say that I’m beyond blessed to have my wonderful husband by my side. In a year, he and I will be packing and moving (again) to find our next place in the world. There isn’t anyone I’d rather share this journey with. Now if only time would really speed up so he can be home with me, instead of out in the world. I love you, Richie.