Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

When we were young, I loved homecomings.  Occasionally, my husband went away for work-related reasons or to visit extended family when I wasn’t able to go with him.  Sometimes I visited extended family when my husband had to stay home and work.  Homecomings were always fun.  We appreciated each other just a little more after being apart for a bit.

It has been quite a while since we’ve been away from each other, and 18 months ago we became empty-nesters so we spend a lot of time together.  Two weeks ago I left him at home while I went to help my oldest daughter.  I came home yesterday.  After 36 years, homecomings are much more sweet.  It’s more than just renewed appreciation now — it’s like adding super glue to the cement that holds us together.

I’m glad I went to help my daughter, and I would do it again in a heartbeat — but today my heart is full and there’s no place like home.  Counting my blessings.


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