My husband has gone to a high school choir reunion in New Mexico this week. He gets to spend 6 days with his 2 brothers (who he sees VERY infrequently) and the last day with his mom. I am so excited that he has this opportunity and I know he will have lots of fun. I pray for him continually while he is gone and work to keep the home fires burning.
But I am also reminded of how dearly I love him.
My husband is a very gentle man. He ALWAYS places my best before his own wants, even if it is hard for him. He believes in me in the midst of my worst times and failures. He sees God working in me when I feel like I’ve blown it and he trusts my spiritual walk and the Spirit in me, even when I might lose hope. He always believes the best of me and always acknowledges that the ways I am different from him are a gift to him from God!
My husband is a talker. Yep, he talks. He talks in the shower, he talks when he is walking, he talks when no one is around, he talks to people who are not around (working through discussions), he talks so he can think. He often talks to me very late at night and I have learned (the hard way) that I cannot lie down when he needs to talk to me. But his talking has never been an irritation to me. It is who he is and I accept, respect and LOVE who he is! It is part of God’s design and I LOVE that design!
And you know what? I miss hearing his voice!!
OK, confession time: often when he is gone, I will call his office just to hear his voice on the answering machine! I get chills up and down my spine whenever I hear his voice. It is soothing and sexy.
There are so many things about my husband that I love. But it is a joy to me that after almost 29 years, he still thrills me and I can miss him so deeply when he is away.
I rejoice in this opportunity for him, but I sure will be glad when Tuesday comes around and he’s back in my arms!
Blogs I might be linking to:
Menu Planning Monday, On The Menu Monday, Erin Branscoms, Mommy Mondays, Marital Oneness, The Better Mom, Multitudes on Monday, Hear it On Sunday, Sharing His Bounty, What Joy Is Mine, Playdates at the Well, Making Your Home Sing Mondays, Domestically Divine Tuesdays, Time Warp Wife, Funky Planet Frequent Flier Club, Encourage One Another, Walking Redeemed, A Wise Woman Builds Her House, The Welcoming House, Legacy Leaver Thursday, What’s Up Wednesday, Thought Provoking Thursday, Hearts 4 Home, Thankful Thursday, Thankful Thursdays, Thankful, Thankful Thursday Brown-eyed Bell(e), Big Family Fridays, Faith Filled Fridays, Feasting In Fellowship Friday, Fellowship Friday, Homemaking Link-up Week-end, A Little R&R, Pieces of Amy, Homeschool Mother’s Journal, TGIF Bible Love Notes