Thursday, September 15, 2011


On or about today, several years ago, I hit "send" on an email that would change my life forever; a day I now jokingly refer to as our emailaversary.

I've written before about the long distances, time zones, and desperately long periods apart evoking feelings of the days of ocean travel, world exploration, and military service. The mere decision (if you dare to minimize it so) to choose and pursue a partner who lives so out of one's reach brings about questions that perhaps only some of the legendary figures of our history and literature could well answer; Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, Danny and Sandy...

Our wonderful wedding earlier this year, and most recently, a government issued "Welcome to America" form letter has made our world smaller than even Lufthansa and Skype had before. Throughout these months and years, no matter how much my heart ached, I was never happier, and would not have traded that ache for the world.

Despite the non-applicable verses after this first, this song's tone brought me right back to how I felt so many times over the past few years. Unless you write it yourself, not song can truly sum up your feelings, so I just go with the emotions. I love this song.
Is there anybody going to listen to my story
All about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl you want so much
It makes you sorry
Still, you don't regret a single day
Ah girl

The pained voice in the song ends – and trust me, I will hit 'replay' over and over again – but thank God, I also get to go home to my wife; to the love of my life.


  1. I would go to the moon for you (though I hear their government does not hand you the ''Welcome to the moon'' letter that easy). I love you!

  2. I do so love a happy ending!


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