- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
**I apologize in advance for the somewhat sappy and possibly whiny sounding nature of this post.**
Last Friday, just about 12 weeks after our wedding, I hugged and kissed my husband one last time and sent him off to Africa for 10 days on a mission trip. (And then I cried…..a lot.)
Now, to be clear, I am so glad he has this opportunity and I know that he is having an incredible experience and I’m so proud of the work he is doing. And I’m the one who encouraged him to consider going on the trip.
However, it is TOUGH for me right now! We have no way to communicate, so other than one phone call to tell me that they landed safely (and it only lasted less than 5 minutes), I have had no updates, no conversations and no connection at all. I miss him SO much! I thought I knew how much I loved, needed and appreciated him before he left, but I realize now that I had no idea! It is strange to me how painfully aware I am of his absence in every little day-to-day task. I miss kissing him goodbye in the morning, texting/emailing during the day, coming home to him at night, talking about our days, making/eating dinner together, snuggling on the couch, doing our daily devotion, and having him in my bed at night. (That last one is the worst). And I still have 6 days (including today) until I get to see him again.
I have been filling my evenings with activities and friends (thank goodness) and most of the time I’m coping just fine. But it just feels like time is going by so slowly and like every day that without him is potential for us to be growing apart.
Has anyone else gone through this? Anyone have any advice to offer? Anyone who is a praying person who would be willing to offer up prayers for my husband and I and his team…I would appreciate it.
Thanks for listening.