When Your Husband is Gone


Well….my sweet husband and I are two weeks into our time apart.  We probably have at least two more weeks to go…possibly longer.

I’ve been enjoying my visit in California.  It’s been so great visiting family, and of course spending time with my sweet nephews and nieces.  🙂  But honestly it is nowhere near as much fun as if my love were here, too.  Not quite as much sparkle in the world.

Being away from your spouse is never fun or easy, regardless of the length of time apart.  (Seriously, I still cry sometimes when he leaves just for a day at work!)

A post came up on my google reader shortly after arriving here.  It was really good timing.  It’s called How to Maintain Your Marriage When Your Husband Travels.  SO good.

One of my favorite parts was her fifth point.  “Turn to God for all your needs.”  It was such a great reminder that even the Pilot can not and should not be the ultimate one in my life.  He can’t fulfill my everything.  Only One Person can…and that is God.  Sure, the Pilot is the sparkle in my world….but God is the ultimate sustainer and encourager.  That thought gives so much strength to keep going when I don’t feel like it!  He will give the strength to make it through the next few weeks!


2 thoughts on “When Your Husband is Gone

  1. Blessings to both of you during this time! That’s great you are able to visit family but hard to be away from your hubby. We’ve had times of separation too, or even just times when he’s so busy with work that he might as well be away. Keeping in touch in little ways helps. And turning to God. 🙂

  2. Thanks for posting this, Bon! Ryder was out of town this weekend and that was hard for me…harder to sleep, harder to have a great time and relax…so I admire your strength during this time of separation and I am praying that God will continue to be your refuge when you find yourself deeply missing Michael. Husbands are such a gift from God!

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