It’s officially December. Visiting New York City in the midst of its transformation to a winter wonderland was such a blessing, and witnessing the magic of Christmas weave its way through the busy streets of New York was unforgettable. On every corner, we saw the sweetest reminders— from lighted, towering Christmas trees to storefronts adorned in twinkling Christmas lights— showing us in the most beautiful manner that Christmas will be here soon.
As this trip is the second time back to the city since childhood for the both of us, Jason and I had an amazing time exploring the city. We still felt the bustling city life a bit overwhelming, but the beauty, history, and novelty of New York during the holidays kept us out throughout the day and well in to the night.
A dream of mine since watching the movie Serendipity has always been to have Serendipity 3’s famous frozen hot chocolate. Having to wait two hours for a seat in the quirky, famous little dessert shop was remedied by a stroll back to Fifth Avenue and the joy of pretending to be kids picking out a bag of candy together at Dylan’s Candy Bar. Strolling through Central Park was definitely another dream of mine, and holding hands in the warmth of his coat pocket kept me warm despite the winter cold. We also squeezed a quick visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a place I remember making a resolution as a kid to visit after a day of rainy day reading books about brave kid explorers and detectives. Finally, looking out on to Times Square made me so excited for the day we return and watch our first Broadway show together.
It was a blessing to have been able to spend the Thanksgiving break traveling and making new memories with Jason, making this Thanksgiving our third together. I am so thankful for being able to celebrate our two year anniversary in New York and in Boston and ring in the holidays together.
My life is so blessed with the joys of the fruits of love. I am joyful, despite the minor difficulties and challenges in life. I am filled with joy!
You’re my first love, and I will always love you.