Thursday, January 3, 2013

My Least Favorite Time of Day

My hubby has been on the street for over three months now, and it occurred to me very recently that I still worry every time he leaves the house.  I didn't think about it much when he was working the afternoon shift because he would leave while I was at work, but having the last two weeks off, and being home every time he left for a shift...I always pray that he will come home safe to me.  That moment when he walks out the door, I lock it behind him and watch him drive is my least favorite time of day.

Will I ever get over this?


  1. I think it will always be something that is in the back of your mind...

  2. Some days are definitely better than others, but I always hate to see him leave & more often than not, I find myself holding my breath, waiting for him to walk in the door around the usual time.

  3. I'm a sahm, so I'm always home when mine walks out the door. We have a routine, which helps-we pray for each other, hug, and kiss, and he kisses the baby if he is up. When he walks out I usually pray for him again inside my head. It doesn't neccessarily get easier, it just becomes different. I can be a bit of a worrier, but the greatest thing about God is that he is in control-so when I worry I pray, and I try to give it all up to him. Later, if you have kids, it will be easier too because they will be ready for the next thing, and you'll have to rush off to take care of them, which will be distracting.

  4. On a lighter note, I thought for sure you'd say dinner time/early evening. My husband tends to work a lot of 3-11, and that is the time of day as a SAHM I really miss my spouse. I want to talk about my day and hear about his, and especially when the kids were babies, that was a very lonely time.


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