I know I haven’t written in a while, I I also know that some may care, while others may not. However, my life, just like everyone else’s life has been extremely busy. The thing that may or may not differentiate my life from someone else’s is that my husband works off. What I mean, is that he works away from home. He has for such a long time now that it’s second nature to me. However, there might be two or possibly three weeks sometimes a month when I don’t see my husband. So the time that I have with him is very very precious.
I know a lot of people, actually, whose husbands work away from home. It’s a rough job. It’s a rough job being the one to go, and it’s just as rough being the one who stays. You are lonely, you miss the person that you married because you wanted to spend time with them, and you have to learn to do a lot of things on your own. Also The little things that irritate you about one another can turn into a huge fight over the phone. Because let’s face it, you can’t read their body language or see if they’re kidding through a phone call. FaceTime helps eliminate some of that, but misunderstandings can and do happen. Also, there can be resentment that builds up. Perhaps the one on the Road resents the one that stays home, or the one who stays home resents the one on the road. They may never really vocalize to one another that that’s how they feel, even if they recognize it themselves. And so it builds. The one at the house has to take care of everything, including things for the person on the road, and the person on the road doesn’t get to stay in a house that they’re paying for or helping pay for, they don’t get to see their family, and they have to deal with all of the things that happen on the road by themselves. It can be rough.
Through the years that I’ve been married to Rod, I think we’ve gone through all phases. There have been times when I have resented him, I know there have been times he resented me. (now, to be clear, it was never the kind of resentment that was long lasting, maybe I should say irritation) of course there’s the missing you, because I miss that man like crazy when he’s gone, there’s the irritation, everything that happens in a normal marriage is amplified by 100. So, that brings me to the point of today’s post. Make the time that you get to spend with your significant other account. Whether it’s a day, a few hours, or a couple weeks or months, make it count.
Rod decided that he needed a new truck. This is something that does not come as a surprise to me, because the man drives all over the place. He will pull it over 60,000 miles on a truck in a year, so I don’t really have a problem with it. He needs the warranty, and pages likes the new truck. He works hard, so it’s December, and I knew it was about time to start thinking about a new truck. Unfortunately, every new truck he seems define that has the best deal seems to be in North Carolina! For those of you that don’t know, I live in Mississippi. That is A 12 Hour Dr. one way. So, my crazy husband comes home from Houston, and says I’m going to go get my new truck the deals done. I say OK and then he says, “I’d really like it if you’d come with me “. Well darn! So, I text my boss and asked if I could switch my days off and got committed to go on a road trip with my crazy husband. Now, a 12 Hour Dr., I thought I would have at least one opportunity for a picture of some sort. We left at 8 o’clock at night and drove pretty much straight through so it was dark. And when we came home, it was also mostly dark. So, no photo opportunities, but I had lots of fun taking a road trip with my husband. I have always enjoyed spending time with Rod, Road trips like that just make me remember why. Maybe it wasn’t how some people would like to spend time with their significant other, but it was what I was given. So, as I drive to work trying to keep my eyeballs open, I am thankful that I got to spend pretty much 24 hours driving across the country with my husband.
I may not have gotten any pictures, but I did make a whole new bunch of memories that I can take out and look at when he’s not with me. at the end of the day, that’s a good thing.
On a sidenote, the new year is fast approaching, and most of you know that I will probably be in Michigan for Christmas. After that, when I get back to Mississippi, I’m looking at the idea of making some changes to the blog. We’ll just have to see how things go. Until then, or until next time rather, here are a few pictures that I don’t think that you’ve seen before. I hope each and everyone of you take the time to make each moment with your loved one special. Whether it’s a road trip, or a trip across town. Enjoy them! I’ll talk to you soon