Yesterday marked the 8 month anniversary of our wedding. We had been planning our wedding for awhile, and had set a date of November 6th, but since he was still going to be in ICE custody the day we had planned, we moved the date up... We had a rather unique wedding: I was in my living room in Michigan, Jorge was in detention in Wisconsin. Our pastor agreed to marry us by phone... We had witnesses, I wore a white dress and my matron of honor surprised me by bringing me a bouquet- she said "no bride can get married without flowers!" Our ceremony was simple- a few words from the pastor as we all sat on my floor, then we exchanged vows we wrote ourselves. He said his in English; I recited mine in Spanish. It was a wonderful day, because I finally got to be his wife, but we spent our wedding night in separate beds, hundreds of miles apart, cold and alone. (Jorge commented the next day that he never thought he'd spend his wedding night with 50 men! LOL)
Yesterday marked the 8 month anniversary of the occasion, and once again we are apart. We talked last night and it was nice to at least have that time. We talked about how we will celebrate when I get home- he is a romantic man and I love his idea of flowers, going to a nice Italian place, dancing to smooth sax jazz, and taking a moonlight walk...! (Eat your hearts out ladies- he's MINE! hehe)
I wish I could be in his arms, but I am now counting down days- I was thinking of flying down on the 29th, but the flight prices that day have doubled, so when I buy my ticket next week I will try to get one for the Tuesday before- which means I can surprise him the next day! (I'm going to try not to tell him I'm coming early! LOL) If I go that Tuesday, I only have 34 days left!!!
Which brings me to my next big topic... How do you plan an event from another country?! Jorge graduates his program the following Wednesday (Aug 3!) and I want to surprise him with a party that night. I thought we could invite all of our friends and family in GDL and meet at Chili's in Plaza del Sol, and celebrate how awesome my husband is! My problem is coordinating this thing- I did finally manage to get an email for the manager at Chili's and I am waiting to hear back from him... I am just really proud of my husband and I want him to know it! He has accomplished so much and I think he is worth celebrating! He deserves to know he is loved and appreciated and that we are all proud of him! So if anyone has any advice for planning something like this from three thousand miles away, I'd be happy to listen! :-)
And on that note, I hope everyone has a great night!