I know that the quote “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” in a bit cliche’, but this week it is beginning to hit home for me. My husband is out of town for six days this week, we have never been apart for more than one night at a time, and this week is becoming challenging for me.
My best friend is gone and it seems harder to fill the day.
It seems kind of silly, but the days are longer without my husband. We spend most of our day together, so six long days without my best freind is pretty lonely. I have been keeping busy and having coffee with friends, but there is no replacement for the intimacy that is lacking with my husband not being here.
The little things we take for granted…
I am missing holding my husband’s hand and hugging him throughout the day. These are things that I sometimes would do and then move on to the next thing on my list, but they are taking on new meaning in their absence this week. We have been reading together in the mornings over the phone, but it just isn’t the same.
I guess the bottom line is that, absence really does make the heart grow fonder.
I think at the end of this week and with my husband’s return, I am going to start putting a little more stock into the little things I take for granted, I am sure that list will continue to grow as the week goes on.