This has been a very interesting weekend. Some very good things happened and then I had some pretty stressful moments. As she always is, Susan is wonderful. The closer we get the more I realize that I still have some work to do on myself. Laura was my first serious girlfriend and I think of how when we first stated dating I had none of the baggage I currently have. It's a shame that I gave up so much of who I was for someone that would never appreciate me. But I am lucky because I have found this amazing woman that loves me despite all my baggage.
When I got home I had an email from Susan saying that by taking things slow and steady we are building a stronger foundation for our future together. I like how she used the word "steady". I have such a smart and wise girlfriend.
I would also like to say a special thank you to MJ who talked me out of stopping and buying a pack of cigarettes on the way home. Calling MJ today was a huge step for me because it's really hard for me to say I need some help. I am going to share a story in the next couple of days about how I have always had a hard time asking for help. I am lucky to have you as a friend MJ.
I had planned on sharing the winner of my little contest today, but I have had a hard time making a decision. I wish I could give to each charity, but since I can't I will need a few more days to think about which one I will chose. I promise I have not forgotten.
Here are some pictures from the weekend:
Our next President was in town yesterday and I got caught in traffic while going to see Susan. I never saw Obama, but just the thought that I was stuck in traffic because he was in town was very exciting.
Someone is used to car rides now:
As long as she has her sleeping bag next to her she is fine in the car.
Look what is back:
Can I tell you how happy this makes my heart. (and yes Susan thought I was a little weird for taking this picture.)