|It rained, we snuggled, it was perfect. I see much more of |
this in our rainy NW future.
At this very moment I am laying in my bed alone, dead tired, and unable to sleep because I am alone. Despite the circumstances for why she came out to visit, having L here was a nice treat and now that she isn't here I am more aware of her absence than ever. This damn long distance crap hurts more and more every time I say goodbye to her even though I know the time that we will finally get to be together for good is getting closer every day. I'm not sure what I'm feeling even qualifies as inpatience anymore.
L is my person and I need her here. I don't just need her here to help me cope with the hard stuff, or help with the kids so I can do my darn schoolwork. I just need her here to share my darn life with. Simple things like snuggling on the couch, talking about our day in person (such a novel concept!), or even just doing chores around the house together. That is how life with somebody you love is supposed to be, not split up by thousands of miles for days, weeks, or months at a time. I have no idea how my military friends handle deployments because this is absolute torture.
And, as if saying goodbye to her at the airport isn't normally a teary-eyed affair when its just the two of us, this time we had the kids in tow (so I could take them to see their dad on our way home) as well. They were not happy to say goodbye to L at all and after we'd all said our goodbyes and I pulled the car away from the curb of the departures area, the kids started bawling. C was begging me to go back and get her and R was just inconsolable. Way to make a mommy's heart crumble guys, you completely shattered it. They don't get that worked up about anybody but L. Not me, not their dad, not their Mimi (my mom), not even their friends. Only L. To say that they love her is a huge understatement. The day I don't have to explain to them why she had to leave again is going to be amazing. Hell, the day I don't have to explain to myself why she had to leave again is going to be amazing.