It has been 5 years since I drove away from Seattle on Valentine’s morning in my car with a U-haul following me. Scott flew up on February 13, loaded the U-haul with all of my belongings. I filled the car up with the necessities, kids and dog.
At a random Chinese restaurant in Pendleton, Oregon
Early on Valentine’s Day I snuck out to the U-haul to put a gift for Scott on the drivers seat. Apparently he had done the same for me. And my kids. At that moment I knew he was going to be incredibly special. That whole day we drove, drove, drove. Somewhere in western Idaho the U-haul was done. One of the headlights busted. So I drove in front of Scott so that he wasn’t alone and could see somewhat. We made it to Burley and to the repair shop. However, they couldn’t fix the truck that evening.
We found a hotel that would let us keep the dog in the room with us and set up for the night. The next morning we were off with the truck on the last 4 hours of the drive. I don’t know why I thought we could do it all in one day! Again, I am grateful for Scott in this process. He had all of his best friends waiting at my new home to unload the truck!
I knew that living closer together would help us get the time in that we so desperately wanted in order for our relationship to grow. I knew that integrating Scott in to my little family would be important as we developed deeper feelings. I knew that I made the right choice for myself and my kids.