I don’t know how many of you are aware of mine and Tom’s current situation. I know one or two of you are but it’s time to explain.
We have been living apart as a couple for the past 5 years. Tom’s work took him to the US on a semi-permanent basis and I could not, and would not move out there with him.
My son is very physically disabled and has serious ongoing health issues that need hospitalisation on a frighteningly regular basis. It was because of this that Tom and I agreed that I would not leave the UK. It has always been understood between us that my son comes first last and always. Tom accepts that.
He almost turned down the offer but I insisted it was too good an opportunity for him to walk away from. He had to go, he had to take it, I could not have lived with him having regrets further down the line. It would have driven a wedge between us. He has worked too hard to give it all up at the last hurdle.
None of these decisions were taken lightly and a lot of tears were shed in the making of them.
We have maintained our relationship through the power of the internet, phones, skype, whichever medium we could get our hands on basically. He comes home every 3 months for 14 days. Long distance has kept us good, and he is nothing if not creative about keeping the passion alive for us when we are apart. More of that to come in future posts!
Because of Covid we haven’t seen each other since Christmas. It’s the reason I decided to start the blog and write the journals. He should have been coming home in March but the UK went on lockdown and that was that. Since then he has had to stay away due to Sam being high risk, if he gets Covid it would kill him.
Anyway, Tom has been quarantining at Gray’s in a separate apartment that was built for Sam before he became ill again and had to move back home. It’s all very complicated, and has been extremely stressful but from tomorrow Tom is home for 4 weeks.
I would imagine I will be too busy to post on here for the time being. I am more than sure you will all understand and I’ll see you all on the flip side with more of the Journals.
Much love to you, thank you for your support and continuing to read my story. You’ve all made this woman very happy!
See you all soon