Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's still very hard to say...

...Goodbye to DH.

It's not that we've not been separated before. The early years of our relationship was a long distance one, with him at one end of the globe and me on the other. One would think that I would have gotten the hang of it by now and saying goodbye to him would be a piece of cake.

I wonder how the wives of busy travelling husbands do it? How they keep up a brave front and hold the fort all by themselves? I really admire their strength and perseverence.

Seeing him board the bus to the airport reminded me of the first time we parted as a couple. I was at the train station waiting for my train after we had said goodbye to each other. As I sat there waiting, my mobile indicated that I had received a text message. It read, "Look behind you".

I turned and there he was, at a bus stop behind the train station. Of course, we were separated by the road, filled with heavy traffic so there was no way we could shout anything to each other. I remembered how happy and sad I felt at the same time.

Guess what? I still feel the same way about DH now. Despite the many trials we went through (and are still going through) as a couple, I can honestly say that I love him just as much, if not more, than the first time I fell in love with him.

8 days isn't too long a period, is it? He'll be home soon.


Alice said...

The days will fly by and before you know it, he'll be home!

blestmom said...

That is hard telling your dh good bye! I have been there but only once. Dh was gone for a 3 day weekend on his motorcycle and when he returned I was headed out for southern idaho because of a death in my side of the family so we spent 1 night together and I was gone for 2 days. And I had 2 children to deal with while dh was gone and 1 (DS who was 3 months old) when I left. As I left DD with my inlaws and DH.
I can not stand being away from my dh and have NO clue how people deal with thier dh's being gone so much for thier jobs and what not.
Time will fly by tho and your Dh will be back soon! {{HUGS}}