Sunday, April 24, 2016

La Fin

I took a little break to write about wedding details, but now it's time to go back to the story of how we got to where we are today.

In case you missed any of the previous installments-
The "flying to other countries to hang out" stage

Last May, in 2015, David moved to Wisconsin to start a year-long internship. He needed to do an internship in order to graduate from his French university with a master's degree. David always planned on doing the internship in the U.S., but I don't think he planned on doing it in Germantown, WI until he met a certain girl. Luckily for us, my dad is also a computer programmer and was nice enough to arrange an internship!

I was home in May since I had to come back from Israel for a few months to get knee surgery. David stayed at our house for the first month he was here before moving into the apartment that, props to me, I found and worked out splendidly.

At the beginning of June we went on our first road trip together to Mall of America in Minnesota. A few weeks later, it was fun to have David around for Jenna's wedding festivities, the Bishop family reunion, and the 4th of July. On July 5th, I flew back to Israel for another semester of school. Those 2 months we spent together in WI had been the longest we'd ever lived in the same place. 

I flew back home for my 6 week school break at the beginning of September. This was one of the best periods of our dating. By that time, David was totally settled and self-sufficient in America. Also, fall in Wisconsin is amazing. Before I flew back to Israel for my last semester of school, we went on our second road trip: down to Kansas and Missouri. I don't know when it happened exactly for David, but this was the stage of our relationship when I felt things got "serious."

A few months later, we reunited in France during the first week of December. He was home to present his master's thesis. This was not a great trip for various reasons and the way those unfortunate events were handled. It almost made me feel unsure about how well our relationship had been going. Thankfully, everything felt normal again when we reunited in WI for Christmas.

Theme of this post: I flew back to Israel once again for school, this time right after Christmas. That last month we were apart was actually the first time I seriously thought about getting married someday (for David, that happened a lot sooner ;). We talked on the phone for at least an hour every day- usually longer.

At the end of January I moved home for good. Since then, we've actually been able to have a normal-person relationship where you get to see the person you're dating every day without gaps of several months where you live in different countries. That's all it took- after about 2 months of dating like normal people, this happened.

To summarize our "story", we've known each other for just a little over 2 years. During that time, we've lived on the same continent for about 7 of those months. In between, we visited each other on other continents 5 times, David moved here to do an internship in my hometown, and I attended 3 semesters of school in Israel. It's a little unorthodox, but it ended up working out. Personally, I think it would make a decent movie ;)

If anyone's interested in how the wedding planning is progressing- we officially booked a venue, the Waukesha Rotunda, and I went dress shopping for the first time. We also both started applying to jobs in the Paris area. There's a lot of details to still work out, but it's pretty fun "work" to do.

1 comment:

  1. Love your romance story over time! Very beautiful and what a way to learn about someone traveling all over, periods of absence makes the heart fonder and then to finally complete the goals you both actually had planned for yourselves to life and love that you'll want to last forever. <3 So very sweet!!