05 December, 2007

Advent 1

We're in the first week of Advent. I've hung our Advent Star above the front door. He's gone this week, traveling. He's traveled and been gone a LOT, in the past. He doesn't travel that much anymore and maybe that's what makes it all the harder now. Or maybe I'm just older and tired of it all; of him being gone. Fifteen years ago he worked on the other side of the world, he was gone for months on end. We managed. In the years that followed the traveling continued, not nearly for as long at one time, but there was still much, extensive travel. And so, I'm no stranger to him being gone, but I don't embrace it. I feel like it's time for him to be home; to help me prepare our home and our hearts for Christmas. He'll return on Friday. I'm eager. The lights are in the windows, the Chrismon Tree is up and lit. He'll be happily surprised when he drives up the driveway after dark and sees the lights glowing. There will still be much to do. I'm getting ready; and my husband's coming home! I miss him.

Life is Good!


leigh anna said...

:( this made me sad.
kyle and i are willing and able to entertain you if need be!
but i'm sure you have lots to keep you busy with all the stuff needing to get done in santa's workshop

Quilt Memories said...

I will be happy for you when "he" gets home. I can not imagine WG and I being apart that much. Would you believe until he had his by-pass 5 years ago, I had ONLY spent 2 nights alone? That was when he had his first heart attack, the other nights I would not leave. I only left the hospital those 2 nights after surgery and he was preparing to come home himself. I guess I am a very lucky lady!!!!
Hope he doesn't have to leave again until after the holidays.
Thinking of you!!!!!

Nancy said...

Oh, I HEAR you! I don't like having Joe gone more than one night anymore either! And fortunately, he seldom goes away even for that. If you're anything like me, you're rattling around, trying to fill the time, making scrambled eggs for dinner and looking at the clock way too much. Hang in there, friend.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I spent the first six months living 2500 miles from dh#2. What we do for love!

atet said...

I can totally understand this. Now, right now I could use a mini-vacation, but I do miss my husband when we're not together. It happens infrequently though, so that is part of it.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh bless your heart.

Your words are lovely and bring a tear to my eye. So heart felt. You are TRULY blessed as is your husband.

In Love, *karendianne.

Ancestor Collector said...

Prayers for his safe travel, prayers of thankfulness that you have such a wonderful marriage, and prayers of joy, because it's Advent and Christmas is coming!! :-)

Oh, and PS: you're decorating is way ahead of mine!

Big hug, and happy homecoming tomorrow. :-)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I hear you! I don't like to be away from my husband either - hard to believe that after this this trip we will have been apart almost for 6 months this year, yuck. It is also very hard on our son, so I have my fingers crossed that we will be able to stay together a whole lot more in 2008! At least I have a little one at home to keep me company and very busy so I am very tired come bed-time.