sunset 051316

'I have some bad news' he called to tell me. The little smile in his voice said otherwise. Many times before he would call and let me know he had to return to Dublin for yet one more missing document which needed to be submitted. This time, though, he needed to travel to Dublin to get his key to the world and to our future together one day.

Though we have both been waiting impatiently for this day, we realise there are many more obstacles to encounter on the way to our ultimate goal. But having the ability to finally travel off of the Emerald Isle presents us with more opportunities than ever before.

My mind started running in random directions, trying to make plans for a few days away. This time we had options we did not have the past two summers. This time we had the whole world at our door. And he finally has the key with which to open that door.