Tuesday, May 20, 2014

While the Honey's Away...

My Honey Bunni (which I endearingly call him) goes away for work from time to time. The longest he's gone away for is 2 months, which felt like 2 years. During that time, I was able to go visit him twice. I'll never forget what it felt like to wave goodbye to him as my train pulled out the station and he was left standing on the platform.
Missing your loved one

This time, he'll only be gone for a few days but its never easy being away from him. So this got me to thinking.. what keeps us going, while he's away?

Times like these, I'm so thankful for these gadgets and apps we use everyday. They make it very easy to communicate in so many ways. We use our iPads and phones to Skype, face-time, or what I like to refer to as a phone date. Bottom-line.. we COMMUNICATE. We make that a priority. Whether its a quick text to say "Hey, I'm thinking about you".. or just a smiley or <3 left on a Facebook wall, we let the other person know we're thinking of them.

We make ourselves available for each other. Our schedules don't always line up so if that means we have to miss a little sleep or turn a lunch break into a phone date, we make it happen.

We make plans for when he comes back. This usually happens before he even leaves. We start to plan out a place we want to go or a new restaurant we want to have dinner at when he returns. Time to reconnect is important, even if your aren't apart for too long. Even though you've been communicating while they're away, there's nothing like have your somebody right next you to catch up with.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. - Cliche, but true. It makes you appreciate the time you do spend together even more. You also learn the meaning of quality time. Emphasis on quality.  

I can't wait until my Honey Bunni comes home. Counting down the hours... For now i'll look forward to our Skype night..

Do you and your significant other spend time apart? How does that make you feel? What keeps you going while you're separated? Share your tips. Advice welcomed...

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  1. I don't know if you read the story of how my husband and I met, but I can tell yo that those 6 months apart were hard. We chatted via Google Talk every day but it was still hard. We are not apart anymore and we both swore we would never be apart again. Let's hope we never have to be!

    1. I'm so happy that you guys are not apart anymore. 6 months is a long time. You're right, its very hard! I'm just glad there's so many ways to help us communicate these days. Thank you for sharing Ana.

  2. Love is a wonderful thing. Young (or new) love is just so beautiful. I look back on it fondly now. I remember that ache when I was missing my husband in our younger days. I hated to be away from it at all. Now we are apart often. He travels for work. It's fine usually now. I love him as much, but we got used to it I suppose or we are just so busy we have no time to miss each other. Now I miss those days of aching you are having now. I know it sounds weird but enjoy it LOL.

    1. Lol, I guess there does come a time when things become routine and you begin to know what to expect. And you've spent so much time together until when there is a lil space between you, it's appreciated. I shall enjoy these moments while they last.. Thank you for sharing Christen!