Spending time together is a huge priority for Wyatt and I. We are happiest when we’re just being with each other, no matter what we’re actually doing.
Hubs was gone to New York City all last week. It was not fun.
Of course, we made it through just fine.
(Even though Hubs forgot the “phone routine” we used to do each night before bed. The first night, we were both waiting up for each other, getting tired, instead of just calling it a night and calling each other.
It turned out okay, though, because he’s home now.
I had to work Saturday, Sunday, and today and tonight. I’m ready for a break, ready for time for us to just be…us.
But, in the meantime, here’s a little list of things I missed about having Hubs gone.
1. The bed was cold. He’s like a personal heater I can cuddle with. I’m like an ice cube that makes him go crazy when I put his feet on his thighs.
2. I didn’t have anyone to talk to at night. When my parents came up to visit me on Wednesday, I chatted like a crazy person.
3. My toothbrush looked lonely.
4. Meals were boring and full of leftovers. I like to cook for him more than I like to cook for myself.
5. No one was around to get up and turn off the light or get me some water or check to make sure the door is locked if I forgot. Getting out of bed is not my favorite thing to do…
6. We missed “our shows” because of the time change and other varied reasons.
7. No one was there to hold my hand or let me lay my head on their shoulder while I watched TV. Plus, I like seeing his face when I talk to him. He has the best smile of anyone I know. He smiles with his whole face.
8. I had to fill up the Brita filter myself. It’s a small task he does for me every week.
9. I had to unload the dishwasher. It’s another one of his “chores” that he does because he knows I don’t like to.
10. We had to pray over the phone instead of in person. Again, I missed having him there to hold my hand.
All jokes aside, the extra chores were nothing compared to not having him here with me.
When we were going through pre-marital counseling, our good friend and mentor told us we would be surprised by how much time we needed to spend together. I can’t believe how how right that is! Even though we enjoy doing our own things, I think we’re both happiest when whatever we’re doing involves the other.
It makes me wonder when or if this will change. I know my parents have never spent 4 nights apart since they’ve been married. I asked her when she came up to visit me.
However, my in-laws travel for work a lot more often and have spent many more nights apart.
Both are strong marriages. It’s just a different dynamic. I guess it’s true that it’s all what you’re used to.
I’m not sure how Hubs and I will be in our marriage 20 years from now, or if we’ll ever get used to being apart, after we get used to being together!
But I think we deserve a little vacation if we get through this crazy spring!