I ended up becoming very weary and just all around "in a fog." By the time I finished my final client at 7:00 and met with my client for 20 min. thereafter, I was pretty much dragging myself out of the club.
As I approached my car I clicked the button on my keychain to unlock the doors. As I did, I heard the sound of a beep as someone deactivated the alarm of the car parked directly in front of mine. I looked up and noticed that the noise came from a very familiar Outback. Then Sarah came out from behind it, flowers in hand.
My jaw dropped, "What are you doing here?"
"I came to see you..." she smiled.
Then she gathered me up in her arms and said, "I love you. I'm sorry this has been such a horrible day for you. And I'm sorry I didn't make it any easier..."
"Oh, honey, it's not your fault," I said. "It has nothing to do with you."
"Well, I just want to fix it all," she whispered.
"I know you do," I sighed.
We held each other a little while longer and then she kissed the top of my head. "This b.s. shouldn't get in the way of us. All that matters is you... just you and me. None of the other stuff should get in the way. Let's just go home."
I smiled at her and then asked, "When did you get here? And how did you get a spot in front of me?"
"I waited," she said simply. "I skipped acupuncture. I wanted to see you and I missed you, so I came over."
I shook my head. "You're too much," I said, voice wavering. "I love you."
We drove home and spent a nice relaxing evening in. She wound up cleaning for a while in anticipation of her guests coming tomorrow for Pride. I, on the other hand, felt asleep because of my 4:30 a.m. wake-up I had to endure this morning.
Everything felt to peaceful... I had my beautiful girlfriend there, my two babies, Sarah's kitty (who must have decided she was sick of hiding from my two and has been walking around, although keeping her distance), and a safe, cozy bed to snuggle in.
No matter how bad things seem, I do realize that I have a LOT to be thankful for...