If We Were Having Coffee: Wedding Anniversary Edition

weekendcoffeeshareIf we were having coffee, I would tell you that today Dave and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary. And you’d get stuck looking at some of the photos from our last four years in Taiwan. Because . . . .  well, that’s just what I’d be doing.

11781604_10152974692328199_3536905508622619567_nIf we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’d love to be having coffee with my husband today (even though he’d be drinking tea or hot cocoa or some other hot beverage), but we are about ten hours apart by car. The good news is that it is now only sixty days until we can spend three weeks together.

10344783_10204041981792703_4415912532330656022_nIf we were having coffee, I’d tell you that we’re well past the half-way point of our separation now. I left Taiwan on July 27, so it’s been about 83 days since we’ve seen each other — not that I’m counting. 😉

10454327_10152988090771483_5489195152920142603_nIf we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the nightly calls are what keep us going. Dave doesn’t have Internet at the house, so we haven’t actually “seen” each other during the last 83 days. So we’re really really really really looking forward to December 16.


I’d tell you that this isn’t bad compared to the first two years that I was in Taiwan. During that time, Dave stayed in the US, since we thought Taiwan was going to be a relatively short-term (as in one to two years) stint for me. So the first year I went to teach, we went from late August to late June the following year. Then we had two months together, before doing another ten months apart. For sanity’s sake, we had decided that if it went more than two years, he would join me. So he was there for the last four of my six years there.

10403367_4214970670146_467659163702280358_nI’d tell you that Dave is one of the sweetest guys around. I am so lucky to have him. While I was planning this post for our anniversary, he had ideas of his own about a surprise for me. But he couldn’t totally surprise me because he needed “help” from one of my parents. So he ended up telling me what his plan was so that it could be executed. Even so, finding out on the phone was such a lovely surprise.11745541_1139276412754388_8470773472276917277_n

I’d tell you that Dave used to walk me to a coffee shop in Taiwan (seen below) almost every day for the last year of our time there. I would kill three birds with one stone. It gave me a walk (actually one there, and then another on the way home), I got great coffee, and I got quite a bit of work done there.

11261103_892022420836239_1626546465_nSo when Dave asked me a couple of weeks ago if I had found any good coffee shops to hang out in, I told him that I was mostly having coffee at home. That I occasionally had coffee out, but I was trying to save money. And then last week, he brought up our anniversary. (I hadn’t because I wanted this post to be a surprise, so I was acting nonchalant.) Then he started talking about me not having a local bank account and his starter checks, and I wasn’t really connecting. But he was asking me if it would be a good idea to just write a check to one of my parents, because . . . .

11707551_974605962560652_494162610926881268_n. . . . he’s sending me a check to be used for “coffee money.” How sweet is that?  ❤

11698532_10152951464903199_5626672040888147900_nIf we were having coffee, I’d tell you that next week will be amazing. The eldest son marries a wonderful woman, and there will be lots to share.

Have a great week! (and lots of coffee!)



19 comments on “If We Were Having Coffee: Wedding Anniversary Edition

    • Thanks, Janna! There are plenty of coffee places (though not as many as there used to be), so it’s great to have the funds to indulge when I feel inclined. 🙂

    • Thanks! I’m glad you liked it. I have to admit, I did a lot of smiling while I was putting it together. It was fun looking for the photos. Lots of great memories. 🙂

    • haha! It won’t be too long now. The funny thing is that Dave doesn’t drink coffee. He totally supports my “habit” in dozens of ways, but sitting together over a cup of coffee isn’t one of them. I always enjoy your comments. Thanks, Dan! 🙂

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