A Day In Our Lives

I’m a firm believer in that everyone deserves a Happy Ending.  For people in LDR it is our ultimate goal. Build a relationship, close the distance and live happily ever after… My SO and I talk about it all the time. I’m the writer but he is the one with the romantic vivid imagination, he makes me believe and see in my mind every word he says, every detail. We are always making up stories about how our house or apartment will be, colors, how we will decorate it, where we want to live, what we will do every day since we wake up and how our days will be…

Alarm buzzes. Do we really need to wake up? Time for our morning walk.  Coffee and tea in hand, we talk and laugh and hit the shower when we get home. Quick breakfast before we go, kid at school because we both have things to do. During our day I love the little sweet text messages that I get from you while I work. I take my time to reply between cases so you know I’m thinking of you too. Did we schedule our lunch together or not? I can’t wait until I finish work so I can go home. Who was supposed to pick Jay from school? Finally home! A kiss, hello.  Music fills the air, I like when you help me cook. We sing, we laugh, let’s dance. We cannot keep our hands to ourselves. Do I smell something burning?  After dinner there is time for a movie, snacks, I made dessert.  If we could only finish watching it, is it that late? Are you sleepy too? There are more important things to do (You & Me of course) Kid to bed!! All the lights go out, let’s go to bed. Yeah we need to shower first; grab the towel and don’t get my hair wet. Time for ourselves…finally in bed… Day is over. Time to sleep!  A Kiss (or more), Good Night, Sweet Dreams, don’t forget to set the alarm…

It’s funny how that sounds like a normal day but when you share it with the one you love, the one you waited all this time to finally be together, it makes all the difference in the world. When you are waiting to spend the rest of your life with someone, the rest of your life will be your Happy Ending even when it’s filled of days like that.

Write your fairytale and plan your happily ever after. It can have as many chapters and pages as you both want just don’t forget to set the alarm.


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A Place For Us…

I have a safe house. He built it for me. Is the place I go when all seems to be wrong. It’s filled with all the things that makes me feel safe and happy again. It’s a two story house, sky blue with cream details. It has a beautiful garden with flowers and vegetables; he takes care of it, he is better at it than me. My house is in a clearing surrounded by soft grass and has  a lake beside it. Sometimes we do picnics outside in the grass…when I feel better.

It is beautiful inside. Big spaces so I can spend the time walking inside. A nice kitchen where i like to bake and look outside the window while i wait because I can see Him working on my garden. I know He is just waiting for me. No matter how angry or sad I am, He always does, never leaves me alone. There are just a few things inside the house. We are not supposed to be there for long. We have to work things out fast, you see, because emotions tend to build up. You don’t want bad ones taking the place of LOVE. House is decorated with memories. Good ones. That jar filled with sand, seashells and stones? I remember that trip to the beach…We laughed so much.

When I’m tired I go up the stairs. I’m looking at all the pictures on my way up. We are so happy in all of them. You put them there to remind us of how good we are together. So in Love. Family trips, you looking hot in that shirt I gave you. I remember when I bought it for you. I love the one where you are sleeping, you look like a kid on that one! This room is so big…light cream with a touch of peaceful blue. You chose the colors. most of it is empty. I’m not supposed to sleep here more than a day. I love to look out the window, you are always there. You smile, I wave, you walk away. Where are you? I always cry when I’m here. Later I  feel better after I’ve seen our memories, the ones we made together. Keyword…TOGETHER. After a while I always get this feeling like there is someone there…Then I feel your arms around me, a soft kiss. I hear the words “I Love You, lets talk”’…We go to bed. I know we wont sleep. We are never here more than a day…


Between Two Worlds

I read in a book that casualties doesn’t exist. That everything is written between the clouds and stars with invisible ink. That people get mixed in other people’s story pages to share and star in a pre-established script. That we are all lead and secondary characters depending on the part of the movie we are in. Don’t you think it’s an amazing way to talk about the people that are destined to be in your life?

It’s scary how people take residence in your heart. When you are in LDR the feeling of missing that special someone never goes away. You cant help the longing you feel when without knowing it there isn’t a single day that passes without you thinking about silly conversations, crying while remembering the strength it takes to have this kind of relationship or when you daydream about a future together.

That day, you know they have an apartment in the condo of your heart. You now live between two worlds…yours and theirs. It feels like you are just  waiting and wishing until those worlds collide and you can start calling it “our world”.

In the meantime the are a lot of things that help. In my LDR I learned to keep my SO updated about my day because he isn’t there with me and that help us to feel a little more connected. I learned that a simple detail like a call in the middle of the day, a text, pictures, sending him things, can make the waiting easier.  Keeping a countdown where you can see it helps to keep your spirits up and reminds you that what you are building day by day is real. It takes time, patience, courage and determination but in the end, when you don’t have to miss your SO anymore, you will know it was worth it. The Waiting (for the next call, text or visit), the wishing (to be finally together)… you will look back knowing it only made  your relationship stronger, better.

I miss my SO like crazy when he is not around. After two years I understand that missing someone is like the love you feel for them, it never stops growing. The people we love become part of ourselves, even when they are so far away.

Inspired by the writing prompt Saudade at LDRBN. If you want to read more click Here. Interested in joining? Don’t forget to mention my name Gibran.