The phone call was over an hour and a half long, which might not seem like a big deal or even worth mentioning, but Sal is NOT a phone person, and I'm understanding and okay with that. I like face-to-face better, but I can do the phone. He prefers no phone, but we compromise. Anyway, it covered a lot. And we had a few good chats during this one call about many things and life and Sagan and the future and this weekend and next year and the next few years. It was a good one. A really good one.
One of my favorite parts of it, though, was when Sal was just talking about us, and not because we're egotistical or ego-centric and talk about how we've got a good thing (I'm not gonna lie, we do...haha), but it was just a fact, a statement, that he made in getting to another point. He said "I'm glad we're on the same page." And whereas that might not be a big deal to you, or you may brush it off like a high school friend asks what page you're on in The Scarlet Letter, and you reply with "72," and she say's "OMG, me too!" and you feel connected and giggle. No, it's more than that. We're on the same page for life goals and values and what's important and what's worth celebrating and what it's all about.
And that is so great.
I could probably hit up thesaurus.com and get a better word than 'great' and I wouldn't blame you for cursing me for not. But 'great' is perfect right there, and this is why. I was talking to my bestie the other day, and we were talking about relationships. Sadly, we're in our mid-to-late twenties (that's not the sad part...haha) and some of our acquaintances or people we went to college with are going through divorces. While this isn't the end of the world, and sometimes is necessary, it just makes you realize how grateful you are for finding someone you love, who loves you back, and who is in this to make you happy, and you want to make them happy. Some people I know are married and I feel like when I look at their relationship (and granted, I don't see all sides), it looks like more of a business partnership. You do this and I'll do this, and we'll get through life making this work and even produce a few kids along the way who will probably do awesome things. We'll vacation and go on dates even, but at the end of the night, we'll go to bed and conquer the next day together.
Thankfully, and gratefully, that's not Sal and me. I don't want to just conquer the day together, but I want to enjoy every sweet thing it has to offer with you by my side teaching me how to enjoy it even more to the fullest. I want you to slap me when I'm being silly and not noticing the beauty in the sunset or cry with me when the mama whale and the baby whale swim off side-by side. (Apparently, I'm at the beach right now, but let's just go with it :) I want to love and hurt and be real and genuine so that I leave people's day in a better place than when I happened upon it. And I want to be this person because a man loves me so much to let me be this person and teaches me to be this person.
And that is grateful to me. Great-full. That I've found him, and that he's found me.
This started off differently, as they all do; it started off with me just wanted to mention a few quotes from the good conversation we had tonight, and it turned into me harping on one and apparently riding off on a dolphin into the sunset. haha