Monday, February 6, 2012

Ginormous Secret Reveal

A couple weeks ago, I got the phone call I had been waiting for. I had envisioned it many times. I pictured myself crying when the phone call came, but I never thought it would be in the pouring rain. And I never thought it would be on the most depressing day of the year, according to Jenni's post.

M had just signed offline when I got a text asking when I was leaving work because he had something to tell me. My stomach dropped. Something bad happened. As I was mid-text back to him, he signed back online to ask when I was leaving the office. I told him 15 or so minutes, but would call when I left. I continued to finish my work for the day, in no hurry to call him.

As I stepped out into the pouring rain, I called. We made small talk about the weather and what he was doing and then he says, "I got it." And being the lady that I am, I responded "You're shitting me."

The conversation that ensued will always be somewhat of a blur. Maybe it was the shock or the fog and rain, but I seemed to gasp for air, while I cried and had the biggest smile on my face repeating how happy I was for him and for us.

I won't go into details of what or where or when or how because this is bigger than an amazing career move for him. This means we get to start a life together, in the same city under the same roof. The distance is O-V-E-R!

I am so beyond grateful that I can't even formulate the words to express it right now. I've learned from this that I probably have a really ugly cry when I'm as happy as I am right now.

So for those of you who guessed correctly, yes, M and I will be in the same town. And yes, M and I will be moving in together. Thank you all for your sweet, sweet comments! We are so very happy! Now let the countdown begin until he's here!
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58 comments:

Natalie said...

Congrats Amanda! That is so exciting! I know you are so thrilled!

Miss Chelsea said...

this deserves another WOOHOO! I am so excited for you two

Bree said...

Woohoo! Congrats guys! That's amazing :)
I had a feeling this was coming when months ago on Pinterest, you were pinning 'gender neutral' bedding haha

meghan said...

How exciting, Amanda!! Love the comment that the 'lady in you' made. =)

xoxo,
Meghan
Shine On

Ashley said...

Yay! Such great news :)

Miss Honey and Nutmeg said...

I am very happy for you!

Lauren said...

I was right all along!! SO SO SO happy for you. My bf and I are moving together as well so we will have A LOT to talk about!

Cheers! :)

Christin said...

So so so happy for you, sweet friend. I know this is such a relief!

Amanda said...

Congratulations!!! Such great news :)

sherri lynn said...

I'm so excited for you two!!! Knowing the end is in sight for long distance love is the BEST feeling!! How soon does will this happen?!

Erin said...

Yay!!! So happy for you Amanda!

J and A said...

YAY!!! So excited for you both! :)

Amy Powell said...

oh, congratulations girl!!

Kat said...

AW AMANDA! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! And so excited! Congrats to M and best of luck in this new chapter of your lives!

Michelle said...

Hooray!!!! So exciting!

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

Sooooo happy for you Amanda. That really IS wonderful news. :) Long distance is hard (TRUUUUUST ME, I know) and this will be a huge step for your relationship!

Jess said...

YAYYYYYY!!!!! Such GREAT news!

Ashley @ The Sweet Life said...

So happy for you both!!

Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} said...

WOW Amanda this is incredible!!! So happy for you two. I'm moving to Nova Scotia in the summer to end the long distance with my boyfriend too! (sadly, it's only a summer move, so its temporary). I can't wait till we can have the real deal like you and M!
Tiffany
thedesignerlifestyle.blogspot.com

TV's Take said...

YAY!!!!!!!!! How exciting! Can't wait to read your journey about moving in together etc. Remember I married my LD boyfriend :-) Good times.

Morgan Neal said...

Aw! I got chills! So happy for you both. I know y'all needed this desperately & I know how long distance can be especially with a husband in the military. Congrats sweet girl!

tara said...

how exciting!!!!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Congrats Amanda! That is fabulous news, I know how hard long distance can be and how wonderful it is when it's over!! Xoxo

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

YAY! Congrats!

Mademoiselle Michael said...

Gahhh! YUUUSSS. I knew it! Hooray, Hooray!

Turtles and Pearls said...

Congrats!!! What a huge, EXCITING step!!

Neely said...

I told you last night how happy I am for you but seriously....so wonderful!!!

Leah said...

That is great news, congrats!! How long did you do the distance thing? Good for you!

Mateya said...

This is just great news! So happy for you both!

Leigh said...

So excited for you two! :)

Ashlee said...

That is awesome news! Congrats!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Congrats Amanda! I am so happy for both you and M! Yay for long distance being over, and getting to live together!

Beth Dunn said...

You two are going to have such fun. And all the planning will be great too
xoxo
SC

Ruthie Hart said...

I am so happy for the two of you!! And living together is SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!

amy b.s. said...

yay! so excited and happy for you guys!

The Sweet Life said...

I am so happy for you two. It gives me hope that long distance can work. I will be emailing you shortly with details about my weekend. I'm sure I will need lots of encouragement from time to time. Its awful to admit but the distance scares the crap out of me. Back to you...you deserve this and I'm so happy for you! Xoxo

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

I'm so happy for you guys! It's so exciting and fun when you start living together. Yay for no more distance!

Amy said...

Yay!!! That is such great news for you two!!

Alisha said...

That's so awesome! Congrats to both of you guys. Long distance can be brutal some times, but it's when you two defy the distance, that's when you succeed. So happy for you, friend!!

xoxo

Meg {henninglove} said...

yay yay yay!! the distance is over, great news :-) i would say that is winning for sure!! on top of the three blog giveaways which is great by the way but i think you and m being in the same city under the same roof is winning

Christina said...

Yay for the distance being over! I'm happy for you girlie!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

AAAACK I am SO SO happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can only imagine how difficult it is for you two to be so far away from each other...and that will be over SO soon!

Adam said...

congrats

Krista said...

Again, I am just so completely thrilled for you girl!

Jennifer Rod said...

I just stumbled here, but needless to say I had to say congratulations. Sounds like great news for you and your future!

patience said...

that's so wonderful! it must be so amazing to cancel out the physical distance between you. and as a wife who's husband is starting a new career tomorrow - i'm really feeling the same excitement right now!

Emily said...

Well I just started following, so I don't know all the backstory but congratulations!! Being able to end a long distance relationship and be together is the most amazing feeling ever!

Meghan said...

YAY! Congrats! That is amazing news!

Marjorie said...

oh my gosh!!! congrats and best of luck to you both on this exciting new chapter :)

Molly Jac said...

AMANDDDDDDDDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sooooooooo excited for you BOTH! My heart was beating so fast as I was reading haha. Oh my goodness I just can't tell you how happy I am for you. ;) Yay!!!

Sarah said...

Congrats! That's so exciting!

TiffanyClark said...

So happy for you! :) You definitely deserve it!

The Fancy Lady said...

congrats! thats so exciting from one person whos in a long distance relationship to another i know how amazing that has to be hopefully i'll be making that call by the end of this year lol

DWei said...

That is awesome! Lucky, lucky you!

Pepper said...

Oh, good for you! I am in a long-distance relationship now, and I'm about to pull my hair out from all the insanity! You inspire me :). I just have to keep the faith that things are going to get better...

Congrats again...

Janna Renee said...

Congrats beautiful!!! "You're shitting me" -most priceless comment ever! I now love you even more!

Dayna Leigh said...

My chills WILL NOT go away! I'm so happy for you!!

little miss southern love. said...

so exciting! So great for both of you and your relationship. You won't know what to do with him being there the whole time. I did the long distance thing for 4 years and it is SO not fun. I rarely let KP leave me now due to this haha.

xoxo.