My husband left to visit his son and family in North Carolina today. I always celebrate his resolution to stay connected. It keeps his heart whole, and eases the worries he has when he is unable to look into his son’s face directly.
His absence leaves me feeling a bit fractured. My smile is more measured, and my heart pines. Don’t even get me started on how cold the bed seems without him stealing the blankets. ( I realize that doesn’t make sense, but trust me.) Before we were even married–barely dating in fact–and we had to be apart for stretches of time, we’d leave each other a card or note for each day apart. It is a loving gift and gives me something to look forward too. Okay the bed will still be cold, but through those bits of paper and words I know our love continues to burn brightly. It is the best part of my day.