29 January 2007

day 19

Today is huge to me.
I have not said much on this for the sake of privacy and safety for my family (I think I gave a brief mention of it a little while back), but today it is finally over and I am going to share.

My husband has been on a business trip. For the past 19 days. In the Philippines. Today, he will finally arrive home sweet home once again, and I already feel a deep weight lifted off my chest.

How much I have missed him, well there are no words for that. I think I love him far more than I did before he left, and I already was madly in love with the man. He is very much an integral part of my being and I can honestly say half of me has been out of the country recently. I’m ready to wrap my arms around my love, I know that much.

We were able to chat online almost every day. Twice a day. He played occasional checkers and tic-tac-toe with Little B online as well. And he voice chatted with us and told bedtimes stories that way. So close and yet so far away. To help mark the time at home, we taped 19 strips of paper to the mantel and made a paper chain, adding one link each day. On each link, I wrote the date and on the flip side, something about that day, whether a trip to the store or how much we missed him. It was a nice way to see how much time was left versus how much had passed. Both of us uploaded pictures to Snapfish so he could see the kids and we could see the places he went.

But, today, I add the last link and now I must busy myself doing some chores around the house and probably running an errand or two. Today is a glorious day, friends. Windy and cold, yes, but wonderful and beautiful regardless.

**For anyone who has been wondering, I posted not long ago about the need for my husband to have testing done due to specific cancer in his family. All tests were negative—no sign of cancer, no sign of infection. His grandmother, however is not holding up well and her cancer is spreading.**

6 comments:

Andra said...

Thanks for the nice comment. You are right in that you have to be a childbirth instructor first. They can teach you that at a doula workshop as well but I think I'd rather do Bradley. All a part of the decision making I guess. Congrats on your husband returning!

momrn2 said...

So glad for you this time is coming to an end!! Praying for safe travel and a memory filled reunion!!

anne said...

What an exciting day! I hope you enjoy it to the fullest! I can't imagine how difficult it has been for you with him gone so long...

KD said...

I knew you'd make it though just fine! I know exactly how you feel. We're getting ready to ship Tim off for his own 19 day trek. I'm glad our adventure will distract me! See you next week, girl. Tell John hi and welcome home!

Carbon said...

I am so happy to hear that the test results were negative for your husband. And, his returning from his trip... makes for lots of great celebrating!

Mommy-loguer said...

Aww wow I couldn't imagine! Congrats on your happy day (: And PTL about his tests results being negative. I will say a prayer for his grandma; how terrible ):

Have a great night! I can just imagine how excited your little kiddos will be to see their daddy! (: