Thursday, January 12, 2012

When You're Gone

To my husband,

When you're gone, I sleep in the middle of the bed, only to still somehow get pushed off by our beast of a dog.

When you're gone, I buy organic milk because I don't waste it due to not being able drink it before it expires.
I also like organic better, and you do not. So when you're gone, I enjoy drinking and cooking with Organic milk.

When you're gone, I eat Mexican food multiple times a month. You hate it, I love it and when you're gone, it's the only chance I get to have it.

When you're gone, I can keep our house clean(er). You're a slob. When you're gone, I no longer have a million pair of socks thrown everywhere.

When you're gone, I sleep with the TV on- with no volume. You know I'm scared of the dark (sigh) when I'm alone... but I'm a light sleeper when it comes to sound.

When you're gone, I eat more fast food. I guess that explains why I didn't lose any weight last deployment.

When you're gone, I create a project list too long to complete by the time you come home and get extremely frustrated with myself because I don't complete everything.

When you're gone, the house stays very quiet. All the noise heard is my pecking away at this keyboard or me occasionally singing at the top of my lungs to Pandora or iheart radio. Be glad you're not here for that.

When you're gone, we save money. You really do spend a lot! >.<

When you're gone, the bed stays cold. You say I'm a furnace.. but I wake up shivering instead of sweating when you're not here.

When you're gone, it's crazy how big I smile when my phone dings saying I have an email. Or feeling the excitement leave when the email isn't from you.

When you're gone, time flies because I keep so busy.

When you're gone, I miss when you have nightmares, not that I like when you have nightmares.. I just miss how you reach for me like I'm your teddy-bear. It's still heartwarming to hear you write to me to say you had a nightmare and reached for me, but sad to think you ended up with your rack curtain instead.

When you're gone, of course I miss you- but sometimes it's nice regaining my independence. Sometimes we don't realize how much we rely on someone until they are gone.

When you're gone, a lot of things change. But there's always one thing that stays the same: Me loving you more and more every day, and appreciating all you do for me. I couldn't ask for a better husband- even with the quirky little things you do that sometimes push my buttons, I wouldn't have you any other way.

You're my one and only.


  1. T can relate to a lot of these!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Loved this. I related to so many things on there. I hope he's not gone for too much longer :-/

  3. That about sums it up for me. Except I'm the money spender...:(

  4. This is such a sweet post...and oh man, can i relate. My fiance is working in India, and I miss him every single day. Hope your hubby comes home soon, if not, I hope the time keeps flying till he does :)


  5. Loved this, and totally know how you feel. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Unlike the other girls, I can't relate at all but I still think it's undeniably sweet. And I'm so glad you are who you are. :)

  7. This is great. Totally real. Sometimes it is easier when they are gone, and sometimes you just want to scream until they come home. Thanks for sharing this.

  8. I loved this blog post very much. I took your idea and made it into my own "When youre gone" for my husband. And I gave you credit for it on my blog. I love reading your stuff!