That pretty much sums up my latest visit to New York. I just got back home from New York after a very filling weekend.
When I landed Friday night it was a mad rush after dinner to buy presents presents and more presents! I love buying presents, I love giving to those I love! Saturday was a busy day. First I went to my best friend, Kelly's baby shower. The shower itself wasn't a surprise but I was! When I hugged her as I said hi I think I almost started crying. It felt so good to see her again. Even more so because she is 8 months pregnant and has that wonderful pregnant, mommy-to-be glow!
Sunday was a more relaxing day. I took the time to go visit Michael at the cemetery. The lilies his family planted were just starting to bud. It was windy and my hair was crazy and flying all over the place. In a way that's very much what I felt like inside - all over the place. I talked to him a little bit, I said a prayer and then kissed his headstone and walked away. Walking away is always the hardest part and always makes me cry just a little. I returned to the house and then went to the spa with my mom. I relaxed with a deep cleansing facial followed by a manicure to ease the stresses away. Later that evening I went out to dinner with my friend Josh at the Brewhaus since I was craving a pretzel fondue.
Monday morning I got up and flew back home to Lafayette. When Kristopher came to pick me up we both had the stupidest smiles plastered on our faces. As usual, he wore a polo shirt (not a t-shirt) and gave me the biggest hug and kiss while lifting me off the ground. Seriously it's like something out of a movie and we do this every time he picks me up from the airport. I don't think I will ever get tired of it either.
That's about it. I didn't post about Mike's 2 year anniversary in heaven because I figured everyone knew how I was doing that day. I was pretty much as far down as I could get for about 3 weeks. I just struggled to get through those weeks and cried... a lot. However, here I am, so I made it and it'll get easier to deal with the pain even though it never goes away... or at least that's what I'm convincing myself. :)