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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Life Without The Man

I'm experiencing for the first time what it's like to be the wife of a traveling husband. Before I sound too over-dramatic, I'll admit that his traveling for his new job will not be very often or even for long periods of time. Still, here I am with Alex and there he is in Arkansas.

My least favorite part of all of this is in the evening. Last night Alex had a hard time going down for bed. (This never happens.) When I finally got him to sleep, I turned to smile at and hug someone who wasn't there.

Whoa. Um...I think it's time for ice cream and a movie.

Did you see that? I went for comfort food! Yikes! I've got to get a grip on this.

My strategy of surviving until Thursday evening is keeping busy. Alex has been in and out of his car seat so many times already and Mike only left on Sunday evening. I have a list of things I want to accomplish and I'm working on those things so I don't have to think about missing Mike. I'm even working on lists for Christmas shopping. (I know that sounds a bit nutty but I may as well. I start shopping next month.)

I'm learning to not take anything or anyone for granted. I saw a sign last weekend at an art fair that read:

I will love you forever
Never for granted

I want to post that in huge letters on Mike's side of the bed. I want it written on everything he looks at in a day. I want him to know that I am thankful every second of every day for him.

Now, here I sit.

What am I sitting for? I have a list of things to do!

1 comment:

  1. Oh boy, can I relate. And Doug is usually only gone for one or two nights at a time. Keep your head up. He'll be home soon.


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