Saturday, 16 April 2011

Coming home...

My lovely husband was away last week, interstate again, on business.

We cope fine when he is away.

I juggle a little more quickly, a little more intensely, but force myself to slip into a groove that excludes my need for him.

The bed is too big without him, but I fill it with books and children.

There is no clarity or anticipation to my evenings when I cannot expect him home, but the solitude to write and plan and focus is welcome.

There is no maleness around, no smell of him, no all encompassing hugs. No laundry or shirt ironing either.

We do not spend hours on the telephone with one another when he is away - to talk but to be apart makes that lonely gap widen.

And then, at last, he is home. I feel my whole being relax with sweet relief. (I am sorry to my Twitter friends who I abandoned rudely last night. He appeared. And my Twitter was forgotten mid tweet.)

Late evening sun with a view, and him, and talking and sideways glances. A shower together and reading together, curled up. Red wine and slow smiles and talking. Oh how I love talking with him.

He has come home and I am more grateful for him as a result of his absence.

I am linking this up with the lovely Maxabella. Where I remember that the LOHL was away this week too....


Total calories inhaled - 888 ~ Exercise calories burned - 450 ~ Glasses of water sculled - 4
School terms completed without a dose of nits - 8! ~ Hours of glorious sleep - 6


  1. Ms_MotorbikeNutApril 16, 2011

    Don't ever be sorry for spending time with your husband many a time my hubby @MotorbikeNut gets home from work (true his not gone for days on end we are just talking 10 or 11 hours here) & twitter is put on the back burner your friends understand only all to well as most of them do the same.

    (((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

  2. That is exactly how I feel, I look forward to the independance and me time when my boyfriends away (which he is right now!) but then I miss his presence like crazy! Enjoy your weekend love birds x

  3. Today I am glad he is home early and taking the kids horse riding. Giving me a moment to be alone. It might only last a min but its nice to have him taking the kido load.

  4. WanderlustApril 16, 2011

    Oh Lucy, this is so beautiful. Love how much you love your husband! x

  5. Lovely post, Lucy. Very impressed with the nit-less term count, too! LOL

  6. Styling YouApril 16, 2011

    Such a beautiful post, Lucy. My husband goes away a bit too. Loved how you put into words how it feels.

  7. Yep, I agree with Styling You. You summed it up beautifully ...

  8. therhythmmethodApril 16, 2011

    This is wonderful. I love that you fill your bed with books and children. But the way you write about your man is so powerful and moving.

  9. *sigh*
    I bet your lovely husband noticed how extra lovely you're looking while you've been kicking serious exercise/calorie butt! xx

  10. Ah that is so nice to hear. Have a lovely weekend lovebirds!

  11. Donna @ NappyDazeApril 16, 2011

    Sigh, I so know the feeling of this.... The husband travels often too, and understand both the solitude, juggle while away & spar and joy upon return. You describe it all so perfectly x

  12. oh wow.

    You are amazing. Your capacity for love is enormous.

    Love you xxx

  13. Megan BlandfordApril 16, 2011

    Love this post, Lucy. x

  14. Lovely. I want that.

  15. Honey, you captured the absence of our 'one' more beautifully than I ever could. Happy togetherness. I know you experience 'gaps' a lot more often than I do. x

  16. Awww.. I love this post. I confess, I find it a struggle to relax when mine is not here - and we've never spent time apart (other than hospital stays). Glad he's home, sounds like it was a lovely night.


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