Absence makes the heart grow fonder.  Oh, it’s so true.  Sometimes I think I’m so fond of That Man that my heart couldn’t possibly get any fonderer.  But it can.

This was the first time I’ve gone on a trip since the wedding, though it certainly wasn’t the first time we’ve been apart.  I am glad to be back in the world of friendships and going places and having fun, but, oh, coming home to The Man is the most wonderful thing in the world.

I think we had an argument before I left, or I was in a bad mood, or something like that.  I think…because I can’t really remember that far back.  I am most certain though that if we did, it was because I was being overly dramatic or silly or something.  That’s the beauty of absence.  It puts things into perspective.  Who cares about little pettiness or seemingly un-thoughtfulness?  Who cares as long as I have My Man and we’re together.  It’s a beautiful thing.

When we carried my stuff into the house, I said, I hope you don’t mind leftovers tonight, because I don’t know what else to have.”  He told me to go ahead and shower like I wanted and  then we’d have supper.  When I came downstairs, The Man was pulling into the drive…with supper.  And he shooed me out of the kitchen afterwards and washed and dried the dishes.

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‘Tis good to go on trips.  ‘Tis good to be home.

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