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Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Life | 5 comments

One month can feel like forever

In 24 hours a husband and father will return home after a business trip overseas. It is the longest that he, his wife and toddler have ever been apart. He will lay down his suitcase and a happy three year old will fling herself at his legs. His wife will grin with happiness and her heart will swell with the answered longing of his safe return. The month long home-made calendar with its crossed off days will be discarded. Stories will be swapped. Phone calls will be made, family ties and friendships renewed.

And once all the hellos are said, the kisses and hugs shared, the washing washed and the presents devoured, life will return to its normal routine. The sofa and remote will be reclaimed by their rightful owner and family life will go on as before, content in the knowledge that it’s once again complete.

Welcome home Daddy, we’ve missed you SO much.


  • Honest Mum

    Aw beautiful post and will be fab to be reunited. One qu: you let him control the remote? Madness x

  • Older Mum

    Ah! That was lovely. Sounds like you’ve had a challenging month, looking after your toddler and managing your pregnancy. I could feel the relief in your post!

  • Maria @ Feisty Tapas

    I was going to comment on your Silent Sunday but wanted to know where he had been. Wow, a month is a long time and what a lovely post.

  • SAHMlovingit

    Went to comment on your SS post but was intrigued. Wow! A month apart…I’m sorry I didn’t know. I’ve been so rubbish with blogging lately. I even went 8 days without posting on my own blog. So sorry I’ve missed this. I remember to the going to the US when I was heavily pregnant. It was only like 5 nights but felt like an eternity. How brave are you. Glad he’s home again xx

  • bod for tea

    *wipes brow* actually it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been thanks to daily skype calls :)