I’m in Cleveland, staying at the Comfort Inn. The name is right on, it’s comfortable. Jim is so thoughtful since he knew I’d be tired and sore from the long drive. He even gave me the name of a nearby diner in case I get hungry. He knows how hungry I get! The drive down was long and boring, going through the border was slow, but I was so exciting and felt like I was completing paperwork to confirm that I’m starting a whole new life! Writing Jim’s name in government documents was inspiring!
One other note about the Comfort Inn – there is a significant dark red stain on the carpet near the bathroom door. The carpet isn’t the usual dark, patterned design to hide spills and stains, but light beige with brown flecks. It makes you wonder what happens in hotel rooms in America.
I’m sitting on my bed with Married With Children playing on the television wondering how I could possibly sleep knowing that tomorrow is the most important day of my life. I know it’s the most important day because even on the day that I married Greg or went into labor with Krystal, I had my doubts. But not today. No doubts. No reservations. No looking back.