With my husband as a musician, I’m “used to” saying good bye for long periods of time. (Hence, “Musician’s Widow” of course.) I only “like” it because it means income into the household. But good-byes are never what you’d call fun.
Right now, it was my turn to “go on the road for work” and I said good-bye to my husband for a few weeks.
Confession: I still get sad saying good-bye, even if I’m “used to it.”
I woke up in a funk this morning of good-bye. I kept telling myself to not ruin our last few hours by moping, but it was HARD. My logical side said it had to be, but my emotional side wanted to make him stay with me a few more days. (He drove me to Texas for work, and he was leaving to go back home to Nashville while I stayed behind.) Cancel gigs. Ignore the winter weather warnings. Stay!
But, no, he had to go. So I hugged and kissed him and waved as he drove away.
We’ll both get in an old rhythm that we get into when we’re apart. Phone calls. Chat session on AIM. Etc. We’re good at this, and at the end of the day it’s not REALLY that big of a deal. It’s our life and “how we roll.” We will both be so busy during this time that the days will fly by for us. It’s all good.
I’m fine now. Miss him like crazy, of course, but I’m doing fine. But… I do still get sad to say good-bye.