A lot of people have been asking me if I’m still with my boyfriend and how is it going so far. The answer is yes, we are still together, more than ever! I’ve been working a lot with minimum rest days and still trying to swap any flight for a USA flight, so I can spend time with my boyfriend, but it has been almost impossible! Until this month, I had Washington DC. My boyfriend managed to swap his shifts and traveled to Washington just to see me for a 24 hrs layover. I was -or- WE were so excited about finally get to see each other after 4 months. I really don’t think I should write more about how is our relationship but of how we’ve maintain our relationship. Before that post; a quick stop of how was my best layover, with him.
A lot people called us crazy, pointless, stressful, long distance relationship don’t work, they pity us and so on. For us, we actually don’t care, a 24 hours layover felt like a week. It was precious, time gold, happiness…it was everything. People will never understand, ever! The entire flight I was thinking about him. I worked happy with a smile for every customer, even for the rude ones. I cared less! I was so happy because I was going to spend a day with the love of my life, I couldn’t even sleep in the CRC (Crew Rest Compartments) because of how excited I was! After the 14 hour flight, we arrived at the hotel, and there he was. He was seating in the lobby waiting, staring with big eyes and looking nervous. I immediately went up to him and hugged him so hard! We were about to cry of happiness. He looked me in the eyes and said “You look gorgeous with the uniform” that sweet voice I felt in loved with; I finally got the chance to kiss him allover while hearing him personally and not by phone. After I checked in, we went to the room, we chat, hugged more, kiss more, chat again, we took photos while he was saying to me “I can’t believe I’m with you..here..now.” well, I couldn’t believe either.
We went to Chili’s which it was just crossing the street from the hotel. I must say, I’m totally used to or should I say ‘adapted’ to UAE culture and laws that I felt blessed when my boyfriend grabbed my hand, he hugged me whenever he wanted, nobody looked at me nor stare at me, no attire rules, etc. I felt first weird, and at a same time, oh! how much I missed it. Not to mention the Chili’s menu: STANDARD menu, no Arabic adjusted menu, no beef ribs but real pork ribs and alcohol beverages. I had this sensation of “I will come back, I swear!” and I promise I will. It gave me strengths to continue my journey knowing I will be in his arms again. Moreover, I stayed awake the entire day just for him. USA flights from Dubai are tiring, I felt I was 4 days in the plane. I managed all my best to spent the day awake for him. Yet, the departure flight to Dubai was next morning at 10am, departing from the hotel at 8am. So I had to rest at least something. We agreed to go to bed no later than 10pm. It was eight O’ clock and I was fighting with my own body not to fall asleep. “NOT NOW KIRSY!” he screamed at me with a sad face while my eyes were rolling back, “No baby, I won’t…” I responded as soonest I took a shower (again) and it woke me up for the next hour. We laugh, cuddle, played like kids, hugged (we love hugging 😀 ) and so on until next thing I knew, I was asleep next to him.
Next morning we woke up early and had breakfast. I also gave him some gifts and souvenirs along with some postcards I had for him. My mom also send me with him a bag full of Puerto Rican goodies and groceries that obviously I cannot find in Dubai. We went down to the lobby and the Purser said to me laughing “I thought you weren’t gonna come! can you still walk? If you know what I mean..” I was blushed haha! Furthermore, on our way to the airport my boyfriend and I were discussing about our future. I told him I loved my lifestyle, I buy anything I want, staying in luxurious hotels, cash envelopes, traveling everywhere, I don’t pay rent, electricity, water, NADA! But, if I ever have to leave it all for him, I will. He knew I was hoocked with my new lifestyle, with this in mind he explained me his upcoming plans in details which I was involved as well. Once he finishes his studies and finds a job related to his career which is ‘Pilot’ in any small airline (because that’s the way it works) or joining the military, whichever comes first, by that time he wants me back but in USA. So as for that, I can hopefully find a job in a demand airline and continue as a Flight Attendant and, finally start a life together. Our forever ever plan is to settled down in the states, and that’s what we’re working for. I’m saving money and at the same time I’m also buying little things thinking “This will go perfectly in our new future home…” hahaha! Anyhow, after organizing our plans and letting me know that he wants to spent a life with me, we unfortunately arrived at the airport. He shook hands with the pilots, gave me a kiss, a big hug and said “I’ll see you soon..” We couldn’t contain ourselves of crying so we just made it very quick, we didn’t look back, we just separated. I cried a little bit but I tried hard not to show it, no one noticed until we were in the gates, I had a long sad face.
This man decided to fly back to Puerto Rico but connecting thru Boston just to spent more time with me that morning. Who does that? Who ever travels just to be with a person for some hours? Yes, the right man would do it. I am still convince he is the one.