Friday, August 12, 2011

Part one: Dallas work trip

He's coming home today!  It's almost impossible to believe that in the years since we had kids, almost 28 to be exact, I have never been home all alone overnight.  Dave was gone a few times working at kids camp for church or a couple of times for work, but I always had one or more of the girls with me.

I was proud of myself that I did really well this week.  I had one bad night and I think losing my blogs brought on some major emotions.  I missed his shoulder to lean on and his compassion. 

One the things that caused me to fall in love with this man is the gift of his listening ear.  No matter how many words I need to get out he listens.  Of course quite often it's forced by my turning off the television, but if I need him to really listen, he does.

My mom always said that the longer you live with your mate the more you love them.  When I was first married and struggling through transition from being a spoiled kid to figuring out how to be a wife I never dreamed that our love would become what it is today.

We NEED one another.  We need to just know the other person is in the other room or close by.  We need to walk past one another and just stop to hug, kiss and say I love you.

He is my rock and my very best friend.  He's my cheerleader ALWAYS.  He sees the best in me and defends me always.

Yes, we bicker from time to time.  Our kids think we are turning into my parents (eyes rolling.)  Even though we debate, we rarely ever fight.  We've arrived to a place of understanding and realizing how short life is and that, "Being together is a beautiful place to be."  These words are printed above our bed with this photo of us in Mexico celebrating our 30th anniversary.  A constant reminder of the goodness of the Lord in giving me this man.

That 5PM flight can't get here soon enough.


Dawn said...

We both have keepers! Lovely post. Beautiful picture. Enjoy the week-end!

Mari said...

Great post! I'm so glad he'll be back today!

Cheri said...

It will be a sweet reunion!

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a wonderful marriage with Christ at the center. As I read your post, and of course Mickey and I are basically together 24/7 and have been since 1997 when he retired, I couldn't help but think of all the militay people, men & woman alike, who are FAR away from their kids and spouse for sometimes up to a year. We have much to be thankful for and many to pray for. Love you. Susan - Penless Writer ??Why does the select profile come up instead of just showing me as blogger as most blogs do?

momma roar said...

Susan - being anonymous is a fun way to play games with Ginger! ;-D

G, I cannot wait for 5 o'clock to get here either! Enjoy your weekend!

Ginger said...

Susan, my thoughts have gone there more than once this week. I remember praying for Christie Bell and for Tracy when their men were serving overseas. I know the Lord upheld me and proved to me once again that I'm stronger than I think.

LA, you never felt the need to be anonymous to mess with me before :P

Enjoy your 5 o'clock as well.

Karen said...

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.....:o) Glad to see that I'm not the only one that has to sign in differently. Hmmm... let's think...

Ok, I know I sound like a broken record, but could our husbands be long lost brothers? How amazingly blessed are we??? Enjoy your reunion!