Post # 1
Ever since my FI and I met, we’ve always traveled together building memories with each other, his family or my family. Always great times.
My brother, his wife and my 2 nieces live in Heidelberg, Germany and have for 8 years. I go over at least once a year and for some reason it’s always in the winter to ski or during the holidays to peruse the Christmas markets.
FI and I weren’t planning on going this year or in winter 2010 since we’re getting married in the fall of 2010 and we figured we’d see my brother and his family then. That was until my 2nd niece was born in August. My mom spent a month there helping out. Then my dad retired for a year. I got a phone call from Dad telling me he’s itching to see his new granddaughter and if I was willing to go with him, he’s treat me to my ticket.
HELLO? Of course I’m going to go! A great father/daughter adventure. And we leave tonight at 6pm. But here’s my struggle. I know it’s crazy but I am not looking forward to being away from my FI and furbabies for a week.
I know it’s only a week and I know once I’m there I’ll probably be better but I didn’t think it would bother me as much as it is.
I just say bon voyage to my FI and of course my eyes welled up. Am I over reacting?
Post # 3
If you aren’t used to it, of course it’s a huge deal! But once you get there, just think of it as quality time with the dad, ya know? You don’t have to have your FI there to have fun, it’s just a different kind of fun. I have mixed feelings about being away from my home in general, whether or not my SO is there. I’m a homebody =]
Post # 4
I went on a trip to Italy with my parents a few months ago, and I was apprehensive about leaving FI as well. I think it’s not overreacting at all if you’re a bit sad to leave – once you get there, you’ll have a great time!
PS I have relatives in Heidelberg as well – I had such an amazing time when I visited in the Spring and I imagine it must be beautiful in Winter. Have fun!
Post # 5
I know I’ll be good once I”m there…perhaps being meloncholy at night. Last year at this time we were ALL over there together. So I guess I might also be wishing it were something like that. I know it can’t be this year and it’ll still be lovely.
Post # 6
Just think about how nice it’ll be to come home to him. SOmetimes little trips like this can rekindle a fire =]
Post # 7
You’re not overreacting. I just went home to visit my family without FI and it was hard. It was only a week, and we spent 2 years in an LDR so I wasn’t expecting to feel sad about a week!
Post # 8
I can’t imagine leaving hubby even over night, but I know it’ll eventually happen! WE’ve been together every night for the past 3 years, and I can’t sleep without him. But if I were with my family I think it would be better. Hope you have fun, and we want to see pics when you get back!!