It’s been about four months now since CBG moved here. Since our life together finally began.
The official report? It’s still amazing. Sure, we’re not without the occasional issue. But right now, I have to say that we’re still in the “cohabitational bliss” phase of life.
The girls are loving having CBG here with us. On the weekends that he goes away to see Ankle Biter, they miss him when he’s not around. Sure, we enjoy our dedicated girl time, but the thrill of being able to dance around in their underwear wears off after the first 24 hours. The three of them — CBG and my girls — are growing closer together every day. And it’s wonderful to see.
From everything we can see, Ankle Biter is adjusting well. CBG being in another city has actually only meant a small disruption to his day-to-day life. Their twice weekly video chats have been filling in the gap. CBG’s ex has been awesome about that. I have nothing but respect for her and how she’s been handling things in terms of helping and encouraging CBG and Ankle Biter continue their relationship long distance. Kudos to her. When CBG and Ankle Biter do have their weekends together, they are full of fun and adventure. The girls and I join them every now and again too, which always results in a fun family weekend.
Honestly, though, even though he’s been here for four months now, I still sometimes have a tough time wrapping my head around the fact that CBG isn’t going anywhere. That he’s here — to stay. Just the other night I had one of those “wow” moments….”Wow. He’s here…to stay.” And a huge grin spread across my face with this knowledge.
Having CBG here is better than I ever anticipated it to be. I know that I keep repeating myself on this, but honestly, the point is still being driven home for me. I wake up every single morning completely grateful for all that I have. I wake up more in love with the man beside me than I was the day before. It’s all still sinking in…and every time I have one of those “moments of realization”, I am happier than I ever thought I could be.
Life is wonderful. Wonderful!
I hope I never get used to this feeling. I want to always appreciate it.