(Closed) Bought a plane ticket this morning – i’m going to be seeing my fiancΓ© soon!!

posted 8 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@tenacity:  Real life sucks, I agree! Hopefully you’ll get a good, long visit and some doors will open up for you and you’ll find a way to be together long-term soon πŸ™‚ We have to work around the fact that I have kids here and so I can’t leave, he has to move here, and logistics between two countries are a nightmare! But we’ve been together for 5+ years and I know we can do it πŸ™‚ Good luck and enjoy your visit!

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Aw, I am in Ireland and my Fiance lives in the States, I hope u have a great time, I know what LDRs are like!!! x

Post # 19
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Helper bee

@ErisInChaos:  Hehe, I am in the same boat! πŸ™‚ I am also a mom in a 5 year long relationship (2 years LDR so far) and am also immersed in a logistical NIGHTMARE (that is totally the right word)!!   My Boyfriend or Best Friend is in grad school and has YEARS to go!  At this point, I am not able to move my family out there so we will have to wait until things become a little clearer in terms of our careers. I hate limbo!!!! On a happier note, I will be going over for a month and bringing the kids for the first time…I’m hoping it goes well! Sealed  Has your kiddo been to Australia?

I am glad that your partner will be able to come for such a long period! That is wonderful! I can’t imagine being so very far apart for such a long time! It’s great that you guys have made it work – it really gives me hope! Hehe. Fingers crossed that you’ll be “official” soon! πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your visit!

@Irish Terrier:  Have safe travels! πŸ™‚ Almost your last LDR trip! Woohoo! Thanks for starting this thread!  All of you ladies in international LDRs…WOW!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@tenacity:  It’s totally crazy with kids involved huh?  I feel like we’ve been in limbo for so long, that’s the perfect term for it. But on my last trip we discussed it, and decided that we wanted to move forward and since I can’t go anywhere for a while because of the kids… he’s coming here. πŸ™‚ This is our trial run so to speak, lol.   He hasn’t met my kids in person yet *eep!* so I am hoping that it goes well, although they’ve talked online and such. My kids are older and pretty laid back, and my Boyfriend or Best Friend is younger so I have a feeling they’ll hit it off πŸ™‚  I have 2 boys, and they are SO excited to meet him.  He just left Sydney a bit ago, 17 hour flight, yuck.  I wish I could have brought the kids with me the last time, I know they would have loved it, and my BF’s parents would have loved it too (they have no grandchildren) but it’s so expensive πŸ™

Where in Australia are you headed? I had to travel all the way over by Perth, so it was a long as heck flight :p Took me 36 hours to get home last time : But his family is moving to Tassie, so that will be better at least πŸ™‚ It’s nice to know I’m not the only one in this situation, although I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I hope you have a good trip, and if anything good happens, I’ll try to sneak away and post it πŸ˜‰

 

@Irish Terrier: I am SO not looking forward to the visa process.  I’m an organized, list-making, do-er.   My BF freaks out a bit when it comes to those kinds of things :p I just know he’s going to have a bit of a melt down xD  Getting his trip here planned was stressful enough, haha! Once we make the decision, I’m going to try to get him to fill out as much of the paperwork as we can while we are together to make life easier. And I’m going to do as much of the work as possible on my end, just so he doesn’t stress.  I’m probably going to have lots of questions about the whole visa process, but I already started researching on visajourney and such. I’m a nerd, haha :p (A nerd who plans ahead!)

I’m fortunate that I’m a teacher so I get summers off and I could go the past two years; we’ve gone 2 years in between seeing each other before and that was miserable πŸ™ WE are both over the distance though. ready to make the next step.  He’s just got to make sure that he gets along with the kids and family and such.  His family loves me; if it weren’t for the fact that I had to stay here, I think we’d be married and over there already πŸ™‚  Thanks for the positive vibes, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the end of your LDR as well πŸ˜‰

Post # 23
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Helper bee

@ErisInChaos:  Woops sorry, I didn’t mean to imply the Boyfriend or Best Friend was in Australia – moreso that we were in the same boat because we are both moms in LDR’s.  Boyfriend or Best Friend is just across the country so not nearly as far as you and your partner are. I also have two boys – they are preteens (which, I agree, is so $$$ for travelling!).  It certainly is interesting how they have adjusted to having an “extra” man in their lives – I think they have handled it fairly well.  My older son often hints, not so subtly, that he would like us to be more official.  My younger one seems a bit indifferent. I think the boys feel a little bit in the middle because they are of course loyal to their dad which is completely understandable but I always wonder if I am handling this the best I can.

Whoa! The first meeting, this is BIG! Sounds like your boys like him so far! Hope it all goes well! Have fun! πŸ™‚

@Irish Terrier:  YAY! That is wonderful! Overcoming the odds of the transatlantic! Hope everything goes smoothly from here on out! πŸ™‚

Post # 24
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Busy bee

SO bought a ticket to visit me in 2.5 weeks yesterday! I’m so excited! πŸ˜€

Post # 26
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Helper bee

@Irish Terrier:  Lol, organization is definitely not one of my strengths!! ;p I’m sure that when it matters, you’re clutch with it!  Afterall, what could be a better reward? πŸ™‚

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@tenacity:  Haha, I was wondering if I was reading that right or if he was somewhere else, but I figured I would just go with it :p I’ve had a bit of Australia on the brain, if you couldn’t tell Innocent At least you two are on the same continent :p How far apart are you guys? How old are your boys? Mine are 15 and 11, their birthdays are coming up the end of summer. Do yours fight ALL THE TIME? Ugh! They are so eager to meet the Boyfriend or Best Friend, but I talked my mom into taking them overnight tonight and all day tomorrow to give us at least ONE day of privacy, to get over the jet lag πŸ˜‰ That and he didn’t really want to meet them all grungy from being on the plan, not the first time anyway.  The older one is much more open about things, he was actually in my room last night, saw that I had bought new candles as decor (I just redecorated the bedroom) and said “You’re gonna have sex mom, just admit it!”  I just about wet myself, I was laughing so hard. I mean, what do you say to that? :p The younger one was really broken up about the divorce (which was over 4 years ago, and we were separated a year before that) but I think he’ll come around, and he is excited to meet the Boyfriend or Best Friend. (at least he’s stopped mentioning me getting back together with daddy, for the most part- thank GOD, because that isn’t gonna happen EVER. I try to be diplomatic about it and such, but it’s a difficult thing yanno?)  Their dad has had like 4 GFs in the meantime, while I’ve had the same Boyfriend or Best Friend the whole time, so at least I’m stable πŸ™‚ I really, really hope they get along.  Being “instant family” so to speak is going to be tough on the Boyfriend or Best Friend, because he’s not used to being around kids much, aside from his cousin, who’s 10.  I think we’ll have bumps, but hopefully nothing major πŸ™‚
The Boyfriend or Best Friend finally made it, after 38 hours travel time Laughing I’m SO happy, I almost cried on the way to the airport I was so excited :p He crashed out just a bit ago, but I couldn’t sleep so I’m making a couple of updates before going back to bed πŸ™‚ I’m sure his sleep schedule will be messed up and he’ll be up at the crack of a$$ tomorrow, and I am NOT a morning person, haha! But it’s worth it πŸ™‚ I’m so on cloud 9 right now *happy sigh* πŸ™‚

@Irish Terrier: I just may take you up on some questions; it’s good to know someone who’s done it, as opposed to just putting a question up somewhere randomly πŸ™‚ Thank you, I appreciate that πŸ™‚  That sucks that the post office held things up for you : That’s the worst part, that you have to mail so much crap back and forth. You’d think more things could be done digitally, but I guess with having to have things notarized that doesn’t work. Bummer. I know the police checks, the physical and the interview are going to throw the Boyfriend or Best Friend into a tizzy, with having to go to Sydney to get the interview done, and having to go to a major city for the physical (he lives in a mining town now, not sure where the closest place for a physical will be once he moves to Tassie)  And it really sucks that out of that whole country, there’s only one place you can do the interview. What a pain.  Currently, he’s a 7 hour flight from Sydney, but once they move it will only be 3 or so. That’s expensive though once you add it up; flying there, getting a hotel room, etc. Well, we knew this wouldn’t be cheap, and it will be worth it. Especially after getting to see each other today, just another reminder of how right things feel and now we need to make our decisions and get a move on :p  I am hoping we’ll be able to do that soon.  I don’t know how long he’ll need to decide if he’ll be comfortable moving here or not, hopefully not too long Embarassed  i want to know now! xD (I’m impatient, lol)

 

Okay gals, I’m going to head back to bed with my sleeping sweetheart – Happy trips to you all *hugs* and may you all be as gloriously happy as I am today πŸ™‚ (I sound so cheesy Embarassed but I really am deleriously giddy :p )  Night! Wink

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