Friday, June 27, 2014

saying goodbye again


The suckiest thing about being in a long distance relationship has to be saying goodbye. I've had to say goodbye to Gregory loads of times, too many times. And truth be told, once we got married, I never dreamed I'd be in the 'sucky saying goodbye' position again. I thought those days were over, but here we are.

Tomorrow Gregory has to go back to France. His three month tourist visa expires and we are still a few months out from the Green Card (but have no fear, things are really moving on that front... finally!). We could have opted to do this whole crazy thing called an Adjustment of Status that would have enabled Gregory to stay put with me here while we waited for the Green Card to be processed but after careful consideration, we decided not to confuse things (and by 'things', I mean the State Department) with the six, extra long, extra pain in the petunia forms that that would require (not to mention saving the $1100 it would cost).

So yeah, it's goodbye time again, and that blows. For the past three months, without meaning to, we've been silently counting down the days, knowing that the goodbye was out there, looming. But this sucky, sad, goodbye time, I've decided to handle a little differently... I'm prolonging it!

Instead of saying goodbye tomorrow at San Antonio airport, we'll be saying goodbye in twelve days time in Paris because I'm going back to France! How you like them pommes? À bientôt mes amis!

P.S. Of course I'm not just going to leave you high and dry with an 'à bientôt' like that! I'll be checking in on instagram, twitter, and facebook while I'm gone so if you want to see copious shots of me and a Rosé glass, be sure to follow along. Also, some lovely ladies have kindly agreed to keep this space company while I'm gone so be sure to stay tuned... 

14 comments:

  1. Sh*te Sara I didn't realise he was going on a tourist visa. So sorry you have to part again, it blows, as you say over there.
    Have a good trip & give us a shout if you're down here & fancy visiting our pool ;)
    Bisous à vous deux

    (PS re-commenting; tried earlier and it disappeared when I 'previewed' it)

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  2. Enjoy your trip to France! Hope the time you're apart goes quickly. x

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  3. Ooh, I feel uou on the goodbyes, especially after marriage. It is sucky. Sometimes we have to do sucky things though, such is life. We had a three month count down to saying goodbye too and it made it really hard (I think some time in Paris together might have helped!) Thankfully I get my Monsieur back on Monday for a whole month before we say goodbye again until October, but I've already said 'never again again'.

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  4. All these separations must really hurt - but a 'honeymoon' in Paris will help and be a lovely memory of this nasty time. Have fun!

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  5. Oh dear, I can't believe three months has gone by already! At least things are moving along with the Green Card. Have fun in France!

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  6. Oh man! this must be so hard! How long will it take for the green card to get sorted!?

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  7. Ugh, good luck with sorting out the ridiculousness that is a green card. Have fun in Paris and keep strong!

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  8. ugh that's annoying you'll be separated again but at least you get to back to france for a bit! have fun!

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  9. Saying goodbye always sucks so much. And the process of getting a Green Card. I am so sorry things did not work out with your flight! :( Sending lots of love!

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  10. uuugh that stinks!! I'm glad the green card is moving along .. and I guess a little trip to Paris isn't the absolute worst thing that could happen :) Still - it's not easy. As they say here in NL, 'Sterkte!' (it means I'm wishing you strength) and enjoy your trip!

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  11. Ugh - that is not fun - so sorry to hear you will have to be away from each other......

    But in the mean time, bonnes vacances my friend and enjoy being back in France! Will look forward to hearing all about your adventures when you return! xoxo

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  12. I had no idea you were going through this! Thank you for letting us know and it has been fun to see your posts on IG and Twitter since you wrote this post.

    XO

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  13. Oh rats! I'm so sorry Sara. Hopefully the time will go fast. And all of the fantastic letter writing, if you're into writing letters. He'll be back before you know it.

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