The Time Traveler’s Wife

by Rumour Miller on January 25, 2011

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[Clare:] I keep myself busy. Time goes faster that way. (Prologue.2)

Craig seems to be gone more than he is home lately and we all miss him.  He has been travelling for work so much this winter.  The Big Girls are starting to adjust to it but it’s still hard when he is gone for a week at a time.  They used to wake in the night crying for him and crying that they missed him.  Piper counts down the sleeps until he is home and Davilyn copies her

Quinn is still such a Mama’s girl, so if she misses Craig it isn’t as obvious.

I don’t know how families do this on a regular basis.  I guess one just adjusts and it becomes their new normal but I am not a fan of Craig being gone so much.  I don’t know if it is because our girls are still so young and if it would be easier as they got older.  I’m guessing not.  As our girls get older they are more involved in activities (like hockey) and sometimes it takes both of us to coordinate schedules.

I often wish we lived closer to my family.  How much easier life would be if I could call Auntie or Gramma or Papa to watch one or more of the girls while I take Piper to hockey or have to go to work for an hour or two.  I don’t see that ever being an option for us.  If Craig’s job has us on the move again… it won’t be anywhere close to my parent’s.

Plus, I actually miss him.  I start missing him before he even leaves.  I miss his company in the evenings and I never sleep well when he is gone.  After 10 years, he is still the only person I really want to spend my time with.

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Crystal Jigsaw January 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm

That is such a lovely post. I know exactly what you mean about only wanting to be with your husband even after ten years. I am exactly the same and we have also been together approximately ten years. I hope the children will soon adapt.

CJ xx
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