Monday, December 1, 2008
Show of hands, how many of you had to drag your butt into work today? It sucks, huh? My husband just left for a convention for three days, so I spent last night ironing clothes and getting him packed. I hate it when he leaves. I always feel disconnected and lost. Somehow I forget how to do pretty much everything and all I want is to have him back home with me. It makes me sound lame probably, but there you have it. It's only been a few hours and already I miss him.
However, will life stop and let me mope? Not a chance. Edits still need turned in, laundry still needs done, kids still need to eat. I have one hundred and one things to deal with and that's just today's list. What do I say to all that? Thank God! I'm so glad I won't have idle hands while he's away. The best way to deal with missing the other half of my heart is to stay busy. I plan to use my time wisely and get my current work in progress finished. Even go do some early Christmas shopping with the kids. What won't I do? Sleep. I can never sleep when he's away. I don't know what it is really. It's the same bed as ever, but I'll just lay there and count the hours.
I was thinking back to when we first met and I remembered a lot of folks saying we'd never make it. It's funny to me now because we're probably more in love than ever. We've grown and matured. We enjoy each other's company, know what the other is thinking, and we're thankful we stuck it out and stayed together. There were times we didn't think we'd ever get to this point. Times when we were this close to calling it quits. I can't imagine what my life would be like today without him in it.
Finding love isn't easy. Finding your other half is even harder. Keeping it all from unraveling is easily the most difficult part of loving someone. My mom once said that when you love someone, you love them completely, the good and the bad. I know what that means now. I'd give anything to have him in the kitchen right now, making a mess for me to clean up, rather than hundreds of miles away stuck in a meeting.
So, to all the wives and husbands out there, going the extra mile to keep it all from unraveling, I salute YOU!!
Magically appeared by Anne Rainey at 10:43 AM