Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Absence makes the heart grow fonder by Andrea

Last week, I attended a 5 day conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Besides the fact that Utah isn't exactly our country's most interesting state, I was a little hesitant to go because Dre and I had never been apart for more than a day. (Yeah, well what do you expect? We've only be dating 14 months!) There was no big fanfare upon my leaving, but I could tell it was going to be a test for us.

The hotel was GORGEOUS and the view from my suite was breathtaking...but it would have been 10 times better if Dre was there with me, and I was really just looking forward to going home at the end of the week. So every morning, we'd talk on his way to work (and he'd even stay on the phone with me a little longer than he should at the office). And every night we'd talk before going to bed, and long-distance kiss goodnight. He left cute little notes on my Facebook page every day quoting song lyrics that kept me smiling (and sometimes laughing my head off)...but made me even more anxious to go home.

We survived our first(and hopefully one of few) week apart. We both kept busy, and stayed occupied with other stuff. I was at the conference all day, every day or on the plane. He was at work during the day and then made plans every evening to visit family, attend the Black Catholic revival at our home parish, and hang out with his friends. I don't think 5 days was too bad, but any longer would have been inhumane. When I got home, he tried to play it cool and act like it was no big deal that I'd been gone for a week, but you know what they say: absence makes the heart grow fonder. :) Andrea

1 comment:

Angela said...

I know what you mean, and it's funny because I was always the first one to criticize people who couldn't stand to be apart from significant others. I was the uber feminist that would climb on my soapbox about not needing a man and how long separations were healthy, and blah, blah, blah. Now I think - why would you want to be in a relationship with someone to feel like you need a break from? After 3 1/2 years I'm stll a newlywed to many people, so some might say that my judgment is clouded, but I love being around my husband, and don't ever want to have a career or other obligation that will require long separations from him, Lucky, or ultimately, my children, who I can only imagine I will miss just as much, if not more.