Friday, March 30, 2007

A vacation I will never forget

So sorry it took so long, I've been fighting with Blogger and my image hosting site trying to get this post completed. So here you go...

I had a wonderful vacation even if there were a few bumps along the way. We were both pretty nervous because in the 2 weeks prior we'd had some miscommunication. Things we now know we shouldn't have put off talking about for so long. I'm so glad we had this time together, not only did it rejuvenate us but it gave us some very needed down time to talk things through, to talk about expectations, wants, and desires. I fell more in love with her over those nine days than I ever thought were possible. The way that we click, the way we fit together, it just amazes me. She is definitely everything I ever wanted but never thought I would have.

Perhaps one of the most surprising parts of the trip was her family. Turtle's family is very religious and have a hard time accepting that she is a lesbian. So I was kind of nervous about meeting them. Unlike my girlfriend, I have not experienced a lot of judgements where my sexuality is concerned. Where I live it is pretty accepted, my family and friends have supported me all along, I'm out to everyone in my life and don't hide it from anyone new. So this was going to be a little different experience for me. I met her family with an open mind and respect in my heart but I knew that I might feel slightly persecuted, questioned, judged and expected to feel somewhat defensive and certainly protective of my girlfriend. I was pleasantly surprised that everything I expected was unnecessary.

Turtle's parents welcomed me with an equally open heart and generous hospitality. Her dad made his famous spaghetti and her mom teased us about our ability to eat it because of our tongue rings. We enjoyed great conversation, talking about her dad's travels to the state I live in years ago. One thing I thoroughly enjoyed was their sense of humor, especially her mom's. She has a quick wit that I can admire. Her mom is more reserved and her dad has a soft heart and inquisitive mind. They are affectionate with their family but not outside of that, so imagine my surprise when I got hugs from them, on more than one occasion.

The one I looked forward to meeting the most was her son. He is an amazing kid. I really enjoyed the time I got to spend with him, even if he kicked my but in bowling. He's such a sweet kid. I look forward to having them both be a part of my family. I got the biggest hug from him, it made me smile and brought tears to my eyes. It made me happy to know that he liked me as much as I liked him. He even made a reference about getting a dog when we get a house in Texas. :)

Leaving was the hardest thing to do. To walk away from the woman I love with all of my heart. The woman who brings light and color to my otherwise dark and gray world. I miss her so much already. I miss the little things and the big things too. Lucky for me, she's coming for the weekend in 10 more days.

Here's the link to look at the slide show of some pictures from my trip.



 
posted by Unbalanced at 10:47 AM, |

8 Comments:

  At 8:47 AM Blogger SassyFemme said:
The pictures are simply amazing. What a beautiful place! You both look so happy, too.
Thank you Sassy. I am amazingly happy. I get to see her in 9 more days. I'm very excited. :)
  At 1:34 PM Blogger Zoe said:
Very exciting! And great pictures.
  At 2:02 PM Blogger Maria said:
I decided that I was in a rut and went a-blogging the last few days. I have stumbled on some truly exceptional blogs (yours included).I'm kind of impressed because the last few times I did this, I stumbled on a few really strange ones....

I'm glad to read that things are going well with you and yours. And the pictures were lovely. I used to have a good friend in Utah...and have several relatives in Texas.
  At 2:02 PM Blogger Unbalanced said:
Thanks Zoe! :)
  At 2:48 PM Blogger Unbalanced said:
Welcome Maria. I'm glad you stumbled upon my blog and enjoyed yourself while you were here. Come back anytime.
  At 8:05 AM Anonymous poet said:
i lost yur link, but i am glad i found it again. what awesome pictures, thanks for sharing them.
  At 8:40 AM Blogger Unbalanced said:
Welcome back Poet. :)