When I first arrived here, It was still quite cold. In fact, even now with temperatures reaching as high as 20ºC, it's still extremely cold at home. They're renovating the building, and stripped off all the insulation from the outside. It's freezing at night, and even during the day sitting at my desk, it can still get quite chilly. The first week I was here, I was saying how cold I am, to which she said she wished to warm me up with a hug, but that it would have to wait a few months. The next week I received a package in the mail from an unknown sender. I was extremely confused coming home with it as the whole way I was trying to figure out what it is and who had sent it. When I got home and began unpacking it, I found a shipping slip from Amazon.de, so I knew it was an online order. When I finally opened it up, I found a fleece blanket inside. I absolutely melted as I knew exactly who had sent it. It has been keeping me warm every night since, and thus has made my experience here that much more pleasant and warmer. Every time I wrap myself in the blanket, I can feel the love and care envelop me, and a big smile spreads across my face.
Last month I received another package in the mail - also from my sweetheart. This time, however, it had her return address on it, so I knew right away whom it was from, and was dying with anticipation to get home to open it. As I slowly cut the top off the envelope and opened it, the smell of her sweet perfume filled my room, and my knees buckled. I removed the delicately wrapped gift and lost myself in the moment for a while. Nobody has ever done anything like this for me. Granted, I've never been away from my friends and family like this, but I know receiving this attention and care while being so far away has been keeping me somewhat sane. There have been quite a number of times when I felt extremely lonely and isolated, so having this warmth and attention from someone so far away brought us that much closer and helped me feel not so far away.
The gift this time was a scarf. But not in the traditional sense of a scarf, but in a really cool, fashionable sense - not so much for practical warmth, more for a sexy look... which I think I pull off quite well.
Alright, cockiness aside, I just think the scarf looks cool. It has a cross section of a black shell on it - so it's decorative like a necklace (and I do like necklaces), it's reversible - black and silver, and my girl likes it. And that makes me happy.
And now, in a few short hours, she will wake up and go to the airport, where a plane will whisk her away to Frankfurt and close the distance of 6300km to a mere 131km. By tomorrow morning 8am she will be on a train to Bonn to close that final distance to zero, when I can finally wrap my arms around her as she steps off that train and give her all my love and she has been giving me hers.
I Love You, Christina. Can't wait to see you. ^_______^