So something you do not know about me is that my husband travels. A lot. He travels in the US, but many of his travels take him to Europe and Asia. The amazing thing about my husband is that when he is home, he is HOME. There are definitely days though it gets old for him to be gone so often, especially when the girls were younger
For eleven years he has been traveling to all of these places and I have never traveled anywhere with him. Back in 2001 we were scheduled to go to a wedding in Japan for his distributor. And then, 9/11 happened and we knew we could not both leave the country with an 11 month old baby girl.
Then, this last spring, he was going to be in Paris for the weekend and did I want to use his frequent flyer miles and meet him? And so that was the plan. I even made it to the airport. And I sat there for six hours. Unfortunately, this was the day the volcano blew and shut down all of Europe. My husband spent a weekend alone in Paris.
So, a few months ago he began asking me about taking another trip with him. It wasn’t going to fall into place as easily, but did I want to head over to meet him again. I struggled with this decision for a host of reasons, until I realized something..
Life is short. Who knows if this opportunity will ever happen again.
Carpe Diem, Mon Ami
So, pending no disasters (please keep us in your prayers), I will be leaving on a plane tomorrow to meet my husband in Paris for the weekend. I realize how lucky I am to have this opportunity. I also realize how lucky I am to have a family who is able and willing to step in and take care of my children. And, I know they will be well taken care of and I will actually be able to enjoy myself.
I can not believe I am going to have four days, alone, with my husband. After 16 years of marriage and 20 years together, I really still like my husband, as well as love him and for that I am extremely thankful.
So, I am hoping to be able to see things like this..
Yes, he is willing to walk the flea markets with me! The weather is not suppose to be great, but who cares? We are not going to do much of the tourist stuff, really just spend time together and hopefully go on a few treasure hunts.
And this…
Carpe Diem, Mon Ami
And so, I ask you to accept my apologies for no posts this week. I have been getting life in order enough to leave for a few days. I am going to try to sneak in a quick post before I leave, but just in case…
Seize the day my friend.
November 18, 2010 — Laura Putnam