Friday, October 10, 2008

40. what next

My little Sister was picking me up from Cape Town airport. I still hadn’t heard anything from her on the engagement, so I was a bit nervous to see her. Instead of a worried Sis, I got this:



Yes, that is a picture of the BB sewn onto a pillow and yes, it was a bit creepy. But so sweet!

I was elated to find that my best friends and siblings were all super excited and one hundred percent behind our engagement. It seemed the BB had won them over in the few weeks we’d spent together in SA, and that little post on Facebook surely didn’t hurt any.

So BB and I continued our two-hour a day Skype marathons as we tried to figure out what next. Could I move to the US with him in January? What would I do there, could I work? Would I freeze to death / become incurably depressed in the extreme winter weather? Should we wait until March, when he was coming home to be best man at his best friend’s wedding (and the weather would improve)? I really do not fare well in cold / rainy / anything-less-than-balmy weather!

Many options but none seemed viable. It didn’t make sense for me to pack up for Madison when he’d only be there till May. It definitely made no sense to live so far apart until then either. I was curious and excited to know what would be, but I wasn’t worried. All that mattered was that we were still talking and laughing and loving each other as much and more than ever before.

Then, one happy day, Beautiful Boy phoned with unbelievably good news. He’d spoken to all the relevant authorities and in a groundbreaking decision, the UW were going to allow him to complete the final term of his MBA as an exchange student at the University of Cape Town!
This is not something that they do; this is not standard exchange procedure. But somehow, some way, my BB had used that irresistible charm and undeniable persistence of his, to ensure that he’d be home for Christmas and that this was where he’d remain. I was ecstatic. In a small matter of seven weeks, my favourite person in the whole world would be in my arms, at home, and our life together could begin.

7 comments:

Charlie said...

So glad everyone was pleased for you! How could they not be. You two sound destined for one another.

How long ago was all of this? I kinda want to know what's happening NOW!

Being Brazen said...

Hooray! thats great news

AmyJean said...

Yipppeeee! Love can conquer any distance, but seriously being together is always an unbeatable feeling!! Great that it seems its working out in an easy and sensible way :)

CeeCee said...

BB just keeps getting better. What a man!

redframe said...

charlie, yes it was so reassuring that they could see how real it was. this was last year, he came home december! NOW coming up...

brazen, that's what i said!

amyjean, i don't think i (or the readers of this blog) could've handled much more distance. it was just time to get together!

ceecee, i've told BB i'm going to have to start posting on his flaws cause all the girls in the blogosphere are thinking he's perfect! his head is growing larger by the post! (but it's true; what a man, ssshh!)

Mrs. S said...

I knew it! I knew they were happy for you!

It's so nice seeing how things are unfolding for the two of you. I am glad he wasn't going to be so far away until May!

P.S. I tagged you!

Guilty Secret said...

Aw, such good news, you must have been delighted!

It's bittersweet to hear we've nearly caught up because I love your stories but I too want to know what's happening now.