Monday, October 12, 2009

Melancholy Monday! Prayers Needed



Today was a difficult morning. I am not just talking about the 3am wake up call but the fact that once again, I have to drive my husband to the airport and watch him leave. They say that absence makes the heart grow founder but I honestly don't see that. It just causes more pain as your heart is ripped from you chest and the other half of you that makes you complete is going away. We packed up the car this morning while the kids remained sleeping, it was much easier this way for them. Stay happy in dream land kids!

Then it was a cold, dark, sad ride to the airport about an hour away. Curbside check in always works the best because who wants to be sitting in the airport, crying knowing that as minutes tick by the inevitable is only getting closer. So with lots of long hugs and tears, I said my goodbyes to the love of my life. More tears fell as I watched him walk into the terminal. We signed I love you while he stood in the door and I drove away. The drive home seemed so much longer than the drive in. Sadness filled the small space as I wiped tears away knowing I am going home without him.

That is when the tears really fell! I cried out to God to please watch over him, keeping him safe while he is traveling and allow his work to run smoothly so he can come home on time if not earlier.

I also asked God to remove this sadness from my heart so that I can get through the week without him. There is so much that goes on when you are missing your other half. It's like your walking around incomplete. He will be working nights and sleeping during the days which makes communication passing between day and nights mostly.

Friends and family, I have a special prayer request to seek of you today. Pray for Steve that his works goes through smoothly without complications that would delay his return home. Pray for safety while he travels by plane and car and for God to bring him home safe.

Pray for my kids who will miss their dad more than they can express through tears and heartbreak and ask God to comfort them at nights when his presence is missed the most!

Hurry home Steve! We miss you, love you and can't wait for you to come home!

46 comments:

Denise said...

Sweetie, my heart hurts for your family. I will be praying for you all.

Deb said...

Kat,

I know that pain.

Real well.

My husband is in construction and travels all of the time.

He can be gone from eight days to twenty days at a time.

I miss him like crazy when he's away from home.

I prayed for you and your family before I typed this comment.

Hope Steve comes back soon.

Sweet dreams.

Greg C said...

Sign me up on your prayer list. I am praying for your entire family. I know too well how it feels to leave your loved ones as I did it for 20 years. I also pray that time passes quickly for you.

Gotta Have Faith said...

As I sit here and wait at the Airport Terminal, I am thinking of how lucky and grateful I am to have you as my wife and to have such a wonderful family. Some people go all of their lives not finding that special person to share the rest of your life with and that is the person I have found in you. You complete me so much that even though I will be far away, I will always have you in my heart and that fills me with such joy and happiness.

You truly are the only woman in the world for me and I thank God that he has brought us together. I am on the phone with you even now while I write this. I love you and will make sure that we stay connected while I am gone.

I love and Miss you!

SHMILY!

Me,

RCUBEs said...

When my hubby was in the Navy, it was difficult everytime he had to leave...away for weeks or month...Sister Kat, I'm praying for God's comfort to cover you all at this difficult time and safe travel for bro.Steve. May the Lord sustain you all with His strength. [[[sister Kat]]]...

Deborah Ann said...

WOW! What a blessing the love you two have for each other. I almost cried when I read your hubby's post, sniff...

Sometimes these separations, though they are painful, will even deepen your love more, though it seems impossible it could get any better, eh?

I'm having my own separation crisis with the love of my life. My husband just got called back to work, so that full-time job on top of his part-time job means I don't see him as much as I want. And because I have to keep my foot elevated and try not to move it, when he is here, I can't walk over to him anytime I want and snuggle in his arms. Of course he'll come over to me for a kiss, etc., but it's not good enough. I am truly lovesick.

Just think what a beautiful time it will be when your husband comes back, and let the warmth of that thought carry you through the week. I'll be praying for you sis...

SusanD said...

My heart aches for you and your hubby, dear friend. My hubby and I work different shifts and have different days off so we are apart a lot! I'm so thankful for cell phones. Gotta love technology. This special need will be added to prayers for you. Blessings, SusanD

Parsley said...

On my knees with you my friend. I know it hurts.

When God joined you he made a strong bond. That's why it hurts so much when you are pulled apart.

Maybe you'll win my chocolate give away and it will help on those days when you are melancholy. It seems to help me on a small scale. hehe

Crown of Beauty said...

Will be praying for you Kat. I know what it's like to miss your husband, when my own Ernie would go on international trips all the time (as he is a professor and lecturer)... and even more so, of course when he left this earth for heaven.

May God keep both of you close at his throne of grace while you are physically far from each other.

Love
Lidj

Loren said...

Kat,

OH I am so sorry and I completely understand this!

My Dh will be leaving tomorrow for the rest of the week and then returns only to leave again for another week. It is so hard when half of your heart is gone and the kids miss them terribly!!!

I will be lifting you up and asking for the same! Man, I really wish we lived close to one another!!!

Just Breathe said...

Of course I will pray for Steve. My husband is leaving in a little while to fly to Canada today. He travels often, he will be in Florida next week! I am always praying to God for his safety.
Heavenly Father, please keep our husbands safe as they travel, keep evil out of their way, bring them home safe and sound to our homes.
Amen (God hear my prayers)

Catherine Anne said...

I know this pain and Im sorry~ So sorry! Prayers for you both!

Darcie said...

((((hugs))) It is SO hard when our spouses have to leave...hard on you...hard on the kids...and hard on him. Thankfully there are those that understand and can encourage you.

Joyce said...

I know just how you feel...my husband has always traveled alot...I'll keep you and your hubs and children in my prayers. You do really learn to appreciate their love and presence I think when there are absences.

Hugs today...Joyce

Divine Mrs D said...

I know how you feel and I'm sorry. My father has always traveled, since I was 10. I know that those long trips always hurt my mother. God is with you and I know that He'll make it okay. :)

blushing rose said...

I am numb to travelling as my DH is gone 50% of the time ... I always pray that he will be safe. His communciation with me is what holds us together until he returns.

Have a warm snuggly autumn day. TTFN ~Marydon

Saleslady371 said...

I understand how lonely it is when a spouse is away. You have an inspiring marriage and you have my prayers this week.

Kelly Combs said...

What a lovely tribute to your spouse. So many couples are happy to get a "break" from one another that it was inspiring to read your post. I pray that you will be filled with Jesus and feel completed by him, until your hubby returns.

skoots1mom said...

that's so hard...
praying for everything you mentioned...
praying god covers you in ALL the blessings, reminding you of all the good and washing away ALL the anxiety, anger, fear, and loneliness.
Praying travel mercies for Steve, protection for you and the kids and for time to speedily pass this week :)

Zach and Beth said...

I will pray for you. I am now on the downward slope towards my husband coming home. I know how difficult it is. My husband is in the Coast Guard and has to leave a lot. I hope your husband is able to return home sooner than you think and that the kids make it easy on you. My kids tend to act out more when he's gone b/c they miss him.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Praying for you both Kat. What a precious couple you are.

Yolanda said...

Kat,

I pray God's traveling mercies and His grace upon each one of you.

Love ya

He & Me + 3 said...

Praying for you both as he is away.

chili pepper said...

Oh, Kat. Yes! Praying for you today. I know all too well how a little part of yourself leaves each time your husband must go away from home. I try to focus on the fact that I have someone I love so much, and who loves me so much, that I miss him when he is not with me and vice versa. Not everyone is as wondrously blessed as us.

Hugs,

the other Kat

COUNTRY MOM said...

Kat, I pray Steve has a safe trip and is home soon. I will keep you and your family in my Thoughts and Prayers... Many Blessings, to you my friend. Audrey

Elle Bee said...

Hi Kat, I'm sad for you. Can I pray with you now?

Father, please bring Steve home safely to Kat and the girls. Please bring him home in a timely manner. Give Kat the strength to make it through the week, and help her daughters cope without their daddy. Wrap your loving arms around them and lift them up, out of this sadness.
Thank you Father.
Amen.

Hugs for you,
Elle

Heckety said...

Whoever coined that saying 'Absence makes the heart grow fonder' was not just flying by the seat of their pants and a liar, but obviously had no one to miss in the first place. All absence does is leave a whopping great hole.
You have my prayers, and the quote I hold onto most at trying times is the one 'His grace is sufficient for me.'
Lotsa love!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Said a prayer for you and the family dear friend! It must be so hard.
Love Collette xxxx

Mari said...

I haven't had to go through this with my husband, but I feel that way every time I have to send my son back to his army base. I'll be praying for you and the girls.

Carol said...

Kat,

I just read Steve's lovenote to you and it warms my heart. He signed it "Shmily" which is what Shawn and I always write to each other in our notes.

I have already prayed for your family and hope that Steve can get home sooner rather than later.

May God fill you with His peace, joy, and love as you are parted.

Blessings and great big hugs,
Carol

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Praying...hope you have a good week

Andrea said...

I promised Steve on his blog this morning that I would be storming the heavens for you...that we, your blogging prayer warrior friends are here for you and I meant it. We have you both covered in prayer.

My heart breaks as I read through your words to the depths of your being. Steve loves you very much and I pray GOD will return him quickly and safely to you!

MUCH LOVE AND LOTS OF GREAT BIG HUGS, andrea

Girl in a Glass House said...

I know the sadness is hard but rejoice in it...you have been blessed with a life mate worth longing for! :)

But that doesn't stop the hurt does it? I pray Steve will finish work on time and arrive back in your arms safely

Edie said...

I am praying for all of you Kat. Aw, I just read Steve's comment to you. My dear friend, God has blessed you abundantly. Praying over all of you.

Much love!

Just Be Real said...

Kat, I am so very sorry for your emotional pain every time your husband leaves on a trip. Your tears are sincere and God hears your heart and feels your pain. Your husband is in His tender care as you are too during this time. Blessings dear one. ((((Kat))))

COUNTRY MOM said...

Kat, Checking on you... Hope you are well. I am always here for you. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Blessings, Audrey

Relyn said...

I am sorry that you are hurting. And, I will pray for you. But. Oh, how blessed you are to have a husband you love and miss and crave. So many people don't, you know.

Billy Coffey said...

Many prayers for you and your husband, Kat. May he come come soon and safely.

Girly Muse said...

aw, praying for you my friend!!! praying that the time will pass quickly and that he will be back before you know it...sweet reunion.

Sassy Granny ... said...

It's tough to be apart, especially while children reside in the home. I loathed it when hubby had to travel then, though I don't mind it at all now, in our senior years.

Praying you have strength for the double-duty it requires, and great peace.

Hugs,
Kathleen

Martha said...

I remember the loneliness when my husband left for 2-3 weeks at a time, I was severely depressed and my heart felt heavy. I remember finally feeling complete when I turned my focus upon the Lord, He will fill your soul with refreshing peace! I pray for your husband Steve and I pray for your family while they cope with life while he's traveling, keep us updated!

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christy rose said...

Kat,
I have a friend who deals with the same feelings that you have mentioned in your post today. Her husband leaves every other week from Monday through Friday. And she has 5 kids, 7 and under. She describes her feelings exactly as you have here every time that he leaves for the airport and sometimes a few days before he leaves, just thinking about him leaving soon. My heart hurts for her every time and today it hurts for you. I will be praying for you this week and asking God to fill you up with Him so as to bring you peace and rest while Steve is away.
Love,
Christy

Raisingarrows said...

How is your week going, Kat? Praying (and thank you for your kind words and prayers)
Amy

Terra said...

Kat,
I read this post today and am praying that all is well with you, your dear husband and your children.
Perhaps when you read this your husband will be safely home and joy filling your house.

LisaShaw said...

I was thinking of you and praying for you dear one.