My better half is halfway across the globe for 11 days, visiting his life-long friend, Christopher, who currently resides in Ljubjlana, Slovenia. Christopher works for the State Department and and we decided that it was time one of us finally took advantage of having a friend living abroad. We also realized that a) Dan really needed a vacation, b) it was logistically easier and cheaper to send just one of us, and c) Dan really needed a vacation.
I found this old photo (top, left) from the week I met Dan Zielske, back in Grapevine, Texas in 1989. He and Christopher had driven down from Minneapolis to help our mutual friend pack her stuff and move back home to the Twin Cities from whence she came.
Needless to say that when I met him, I found that I really liked Dan a lot. As in a lot.
I love that after 23 years, Christopher is still a fan of hats; Dan of sunglasses. And I love that friendship endures.
I also love how time apart from your spouse can really crystallize how much you truly love and cherish them.
So baby, get home soon. I got some lovin' and cherishin' to do.