When Casey and I are separated he always emphasizes the “gift of missing him.” To be honest, usually he isn’t gone long enough for me to miss him so I just see it as the gift of alone time. When I found out casey was going to be gone for a week, I began really looking forward to the alone time.
– No need to make a good dinner.
– Not having to share the bed.
– Watching whatever I want on TV.
– Staying up late without feeling guilty.
– Knocking out my to do list.
After two days of enjoying my new found freedom, I was bored and lonely, truly missing Casey for the first time since we’ve been married. I was sitting on the couch thinking “Why does Casey call this the gift of missing him? What the heck kind of a gift is this?” After 5 more days of missing my husband, I realized why it is a gift to miss him. The reunion in North Dakota was a sweet one. My affections for Casey had grown so much in just one week. I guess what they say is true. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder, at least it did this time.
Have you discovered the gift of missing your spouse yet? I encourage you all to plan some time apart to look for it.