July First.

Today marks a new chapter in my relationship with Jeremy.

I choose not to talk about him a lot, for a couple reasons. The main one being that I don’t need to publically validate my affection for him, and although this blog has always served that purpose for me in the past, I started realizing (when I met him) that I didn’t need to publically validate anything to anyone. I will occasionally post photos on Twitter, but it basically stops there, and rarely will anything that I say or do on this website have anything to do with him and our relationship. Call it being protective.

Now that I got that out of the way however, I can happily state that I am taking Jeremy to meet my extended family this weekend, and I am exciiiited!

He met my parents and younger brother last year when I took him to Tennessee for Jordan’s graduation. It was a wonderful experience, because I’d never taken anyone home before, and just to have someone know my life in Tennessee was extremely special to me. I took him to “the cliff”, we ran around in the lightning bugs, and the smell of honeysuckle was everywhere we turned for days. Because of those memories, I am excited to take him to meet the rest of my family in Idaho, a place that I lived for fifteen years and know by heart. The fourth of July is for Sandpoint, and I wish it was tonight already, I want to be on the road!

I shouldn’t say this, but I have high hopes for this weekend away. I haven’t seen most of them in a year or longer, and the older I get, the more I realize the importance of family and going where “everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came”.

Ha, this spirit is soaring.

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