49/52: Going with the flow…

Ahh, there is nothing quite like the unexpected. Am I right? You have your near future {meaning the next week or so} all planned out in your pretty little head, and then… BAM. It is out the window, just like that! Or, envision another, similar, slightly more detailed scenario if you will. You are grocery shopping for the week after planning out meals and treats for you and your husband/family, when you receive a call that stops you dead in your tracks. Before you jump to the wrong conclusion, everyone is fine. Nobody is hurt, and everyone is still with us. Thank the good Lord! I just received a very unexpected call that kind of put a damper on my holiday spirit. However, I am trying my hardest to not let it get the best of me!

When we met and began dating, my husband was working out-of-town and I would only see him on weekends. Some weekends he would work straight through and I would drive up to visit him, while other weekends he’d come home. It wasn’t ideal but we were head over heels crazy for each other, so we made it work. Each time we said goodbye it was heart wrenching. But as they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder. And so it does! After all, here we are 3 years later, happy as can be and still madly in love.

A little ways into our relationship I decided to purchase a little photo album for Johnny so he could take pictures of us with him wherever he was. Through the years I added new pictures each time he left town. But, it has been almost, geez, a year and a half, if not longer since he has left town. He has been working for a fantastic company, and was made the ‘yard’ welding foreman. Best benefit? No major travelling {Or so we thought}. Anyway, needless to say, the album is out of date and we don’t really print pictures anymore. Who still prints pictures? 😉

Well, as you can determine through reading my last few paragraphs, my husband has been called out-of-town. There was an accident up north and a nitrogen tank rolled off of a barge while it was in transport. This fantastic company my husband works for happens to own 1 of 2 cranes that could pick this large, 475 ton tank out of the water {details here}.In fact, I think both of the cranes are going to have to work together {two separate companies} to pick this big contraption! Yippee. So, off my hubby goes tonight. He’ll be gone nearly all week. Yes, I am totally throwing myself a small pitty party here. 😉

I’ve started gathering things for him and realized I should pull out his old ‘travel’ photo album for the trip. Unfortunately we don’t really have any recent pictures printed thanks to our computers and iPhones. However, I was able to find just a few to add. This has made so many memories surface, and makes me so thankful for where our life is now compared to where it used to be. I am doing everything within my power to make this trip easier for him.

I’m curious… leave me a response in the comments section of this entry. What things do you do for your spouse/significant other to support them? Do you have any traditions or cutesy things you do for each other {writing each other notes, etc.}?? This happening made me realize that I haven’t written all the sweet, cute notes I used to write him. It was a great reminder to keep the little things going… no one gets tired of knowing they’re loved and appreciated! 🙂

Let your loved one know you’re thinking about them today!


5 thoughts on “49/52: Going with the flow…

  1. I got a few girlfriends together and we made our husbands a “special” photo album full of pinup type pictures. He carries it in his briefcase. It was his favorite gift. When he is having a hard day, I try to make him his favorite snacks – chocolate chip cookies and milk. It makes him feel special and loved. Love your blog by the way!

    • Those are great ideas! I have seen a few pin-up photo projects going around. A photographer local to me offers pin-up photo shoots! I think that is a great gift. 🙂 And I love the favorite snacks idea… I did that when we were dating, I would bring cookies or homemade soup in individual containers up to him since he was living out of a hotel at the time. A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! Thanks for stopping by, and for the comment! 🙂

  2. We have a journal we keep by the side of our bed and we’ll write little notes of appreciation or what not in there at the end of the day – not every day, but every now and then. 🙂 I like your photo album idea. Bummer about this week. I hope the trip goes well and quickly! 🙂

    • I love the idea of having a journal with your notes. I randomly try to leave cute little notes or cards here and there, but it would be so fun to have them altogether so you can go back and read them. 🙂 I might just have to borrow that idea! 😉

  3. You guys are so lovely together! And it sucks that he’ll be away for Christmas. As for me and my hubby, we just send each other unexpected love letters via text at least twice a week and some times we get each other “for no particular reason” post cards.

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