Thursday, January 21, 2010

easy come, easy go

I keep waiting for it to get easier when he leaves. It's been nearly 4 years. There was a time when it was ok, and now it's just hard. Any moment I don't spend with him while he's home, I regret. It's like when people try to catch up on sleep, but you never do.

5 comments:

L. 'Ailina Laranang said...

Hi there, Unlikely. I got here via Blogger's location search for Lafayette. I'm also Asian and have lived in Louisiana most of my life.

My husband's been offshore for over 10 years now, plenty of time for me to get used to his departures, right?

Well, not entirely. I share your sentiment here: I've been okay with his departures, but "now it's just hard." We often wonder if, say, 15 years from now, we won't blink an eye. But I highly doubt it will ever be easy.

That said, it is a trade-off. His job has allowed us to live on one income and homeschool our kids. And we never, ever take for granted his two solid weeks home. Much better than the leftovers of a 9-5 (in our opinion).

Looking forward to reading more about your life. Already, your voice is familiar to me.

bex said...

I think that just means you love him more as time goes on... and I think that's a good thing. As hard as it is to say goodbye, the better it will be to have him come home.

Kirhat said...

I didn't know that departures could be so overwhelming for some and I was here thinking of leaving for a high-paying work abroad.

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katsterisk said...

I don't know how you do it. I couldn't. =(