Post # 1
So yesterday I dropped off my FI at the airport and now he is gone for 3 weeks. Early in our relationship I would go away for months at a time for Navy training, but he hasn’t really been away from me in a while. It is really different when you are the one “left behind” instead of the one travelling. I am so happy he is going because this is a once in a lifetime trip to tour the distilleries of Scotland and do interviews with many brewmasters. It is awesome.
I didn’t think I would be missing him like this so soon. Anyway, to make my self feel better I am wearing my wedding band and my RHR that I just received. I bought it to be the stand in for my E-ring for travelling since it is irreplacable. Here is a photo of the RHR
And here are my E-ring and wedding band
I am also trying to focus on my school work and busy myself with events and hanging out with my girls. I hope tomorrow gets better.
Post # 3
First of all: Your e-ring and band are gorgeous!
Second: My FI are long-distance now, and it is tough being away from them (even if they are doing something awesome!) Hanging out with your friends is a good plan. I’ve found that sans FI, I can also explore the city/ surrounding area on my own a bit, and do things he does not like to do.
School will keep you busy too! Hang in there! You can probably also look forward to having some quality booze when he gets back too, right?
Post # 4
@Pearberry: Thank you!
I am doing better today. Last night was a bit hard with sleeping but I used pillows to fill in his space and it helped. I am looking forward to girls night on Friday, so that’s good. Thank you for your input!
Post # 5
Three weeks! Poor you! The last time my FI went out of town it was only for a couple of days and I missed him so, so much. I did the same thing with the pillows, and I also slept in one of his shirts. I hope you’ll be able to communicate a lot with him while he’s gone, that will help. HUGS and good luck to you, keep busy and hopefully the time will pass quickly.
Gorgeous rings, btw. What a great idea, I’ll have to remember that one, hehe.
Post # 6
He is home Tuesday but if feels like I have been living the single life again, and I don’t really like it. I miss him and I am ready for him to be home.
Post # 7
My FH left in th early hours of this morning to go to Stewart Island on a hunting trip for the next 8 days. It is such a strange feeling not having him around. I’ve got our two kids to keep me busy during the day but it is so lonely at night time.
We have ordered a custom engagement ring which will get here while he is away, he has told me I’m not allowed to look at it and I’m certainly not allowed to wear it because he wants to do a proper proposal with it and see the look on my face when I see it for the first time but I will be missing him so much I’m not sure I’ll be able to hold back. I think being able to wear the ring will make me feel better, did it work for you?
I bet you’ve been counting the days waiting for him to get home. Do you have anything special planned for when he gets back?
Post # 8
Yes wearing the rings made me feel better. I am sorry your man is gone too. It sucks for sure, and the nights are always the worst. It’s weird because I have not really felt this before. It normally takes longer for me to miss him this much. I think a lot changed once we were engaged and I am really attached to him now.
Yay for getting your custom ring, but boo for it coming while he is away and you not being able to look at it. I suggest you wait for him to propose with it so that he can see the joy on your face. It is a precious memory that you won’t want to take from him. I know it sucks, but I already had my rings before he left. I think it would be different if I didn’t.
I am picking him up from the airport with the other boys, so I am not sure what we will do (besides “get busy” hahaha)
Can you get a cheap stand in ring? it made me feel better just wearing that sometimes.