My hubby, Lew, has been out of town for work since October 30th(!) and is coming home this Saturday. Every time he goes away, I get SO excited for him to come home. It’s a nervous, excited anticipation… kinda like how I felt when I was a little girl on the night before Christmas. It’s cliche, I know, but absence DOES make the heart grow fonder. At least in our case. 😉 Sorry if this made any of you gag…but, I know I’m not the only one who has these “issues.”
Many of my friends have husbands who work out of town. It’s not easy for us when they are away, but our awesome husbands are working hard to provide for our families and make a way for us to stay home with our kids. Our family time is now more precious than ever. Can I get an “Amen?”
And, there are a couple of my friends whose husbands will soon be working out of town for extended periods of time. I want to encourage you. Yes, the days are long (especially if you’re homeschooling) and it’s easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged…but you can “do all things through Christ who strengthens you!” Some days (like yesterday), I repeat this over and over and over to myself.
In addition to relying on Jesus to get me through each day, I have a few girlfriends who I can call and vent to anytime to receive support and a sympathetic ear. Sometimes, as women, we just need to talk it out, then we’re okay. My girlfriends are VITAL to my existence! Do you have friends like this, who come along side of you and walk out life with you? If not, then you’re missing out! Do you have trouble making friends? If so, you need to read my blog on Friendship 101.
On that note, I’m heading up to my bedroom to clean it up before Lew gets home this weekend. I finally got around to getting my winter wardrobe out, but have not yet hung everything in my closet. Lew’s side of the bed has been overtaken by a heaping pile of sweaters and winter scarves, hats and gloves!