Monday, April 22, 2013

Two weeks.

Have you ever left your spouse for a significant amount of time? I am not talking about the silly little one week vacation you took with your girl friends... I am talking 6 weeks (or more). See, Dave and I had never spent more than 48 hours away from each other until last August. I went home so I could go to two of my cousin's weddings. I was so happy I did and it definitely helped the transition with the move but boy, I sure missed him. I was gone one week. Well friends, I am heading home to Utah exactly two weeks from today. I am thrilled with excitement and super nervous about it at the same time. Dave isn't joining me in Utah until 6 weeks after I get there. WHAT!? yep, 6 weeks. That may sound like nothing to you people who have been married for years and years but really six weeks is a very long time. 

I am going through this strange phase of missing Utah so much. Missing my family, my girls friends, running into people that you know at the grocery store. You know, the usual stuff that you get to experiencing in the town you grew up in. Some days I miss Utah so much that all I want is to jump on a plane that very second. Now that the very second is fastly approaching... all I can think about is how much I am going to miss Dave. There won't be any Friday night date nights, late night giggles and tickle fights, dinner with just the two of us... you know, all the good stuff. I keep reminding him that we are going to need skype every night. And I keep telling him how important it is for him to eat a balance diet while I am gone. 

You see, I think about how much fun I am going to have with my family and how much I am going to miss him. It is like no matter where I am, I will miss something. (Until he comes to Utah with me, that will be the best ever!) BUT when I really think about it, I wouldn't have it any other way. I am so grateful to be so close to my family. There is not a day that goes by that I don't wish I could stop in and see them. I try to talk to all of them every week and I probably call my mom way more than the average daughter would. I am so blessed to have such an amazing family. And then I think about my marriage, I am so grateful to be married to a man that I feel like I can't live without him. Some of you may think that I am ridiculous and I need to be more independent. No my friends, I am so happy to be in a marriage that I truly feel like going more than a day without seeing my spouse is going to be really hard. So here is to 47 (i think) days with out Dave... I can do it, right? 

Any tips for me?

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  1. Six weeks is a really long time!! Later this summer, I'll be with my family while Angel's in America...we'll be separated for 19 days only, and I'm even a little sad about that!

  2. You can do it! I was away from my husband Cam for 4.5 months last year. It's hard, but definitely doable. Thank goodness for skype. We wrote a few handwritten letters too, because that's just cute. It's only a strain on your relationship if you let it be. Don't forget to talk about the little things :)
    You can do it!

  3. Love you, Janie! We will try and keep your mind off of it. I'm actually more worried about Dave than you. :)

  4. 6 weeks definitely sounds like a long time. I miss (my) Dave when he goes away for 2-3 nights!!

  5. I haven't ever spent more than 24 hours without my husband, and those have been brutal up until recently. This summer I am going on a couple of trips away from him, the longest being girls' camp for four days, and for a while I was so torn about it because I didn't want to be apart. I think it will be good though! We've been married for two years, and although we are really independent people, we do a lot together and are hardly ever apart! We'll see how I survive though!
    P.S. When are you going to be in Utah? Amanda from We & Serendipity and I are planning a Utah blogger get together soon and I added you to our list when I saw that you were going to be in Utah! Hopefully you can come hang out for a bit!


  6. 6 weeks, ahh i would die.
    ryan and i haven't spent time apart yet.
    but i'm dreading when it does happen.
    however i will be in utah, so see me!


  7. Tips: Phone calls, texts, skype. You can do it...

  8. ah this makes me sad! you can do it though. chase and i are veterans of long distance, it is the worst but it's good for you! we will be apart 2 weeks this summer and i'm dying! XO

  9. Ugh, I can't imagine six weeks! I'm dreading the three days Forrest is going to be in DC in May. Good luck, at least you'll be with family :)

  10. good luck! long distance for any amount of time can be so difficult! god thing you have friends and family to distract you until you two can talk that night! skype is a lifesaver! i don't know how people managed long distance loved ones without it : )

  11. Good luck with the separation. I am a military spouse, and once had to spend 15 months away from my husband. Any time apart from the one you love is downright "no bueno," but in the end, it really does make you appreciate each other more. I hope the time passes quickly for you!


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