Not As Far Away As It Seems

Its easy to sometimes feel like you are alone while going through this journey. After all, you do so many things alone. Things that you would do with your spouse if they were able to be with you but they aren’t. You get stretched in ways you never imagined and responsibilities that were once your spouses are now yours.  Any and all issues that come up, no matter what they are, you are the one that has to figure it out and get it resolved. A lot of issues have come up this week from taxes to insurance, its been a lot for me to handle. Usually my husband can chill me out and help me regroup but he’s been unable to make contact for a few weeks now.

Well, he finally was able to call me yesterday and it was sooo good to hear his voice. We were catching each other up on all that had gone on since we last spoke. A lot of random issues had come up while he was away. Most of which had been resolved but our washer still is not working. I was telling him all about how they already replaced two parts and either of them fixed the issue. How we are now waiting on a part from overseas that will take 4-6 weeks and how I had gone in circles with the warranty company trying to get another solution. As I was telling him all this, he was getting so worked out. By the time I finished he said “Give me the number to the warranty company and let me at them babe because thats just ridiculous! I’ll get it handled for you.”

His words stopped me dead in my tracks. He cared. Even from so far away, he was willing and wanting to step in and fight for me. When he said that, a peace came over me. His words brought me so much comfort and made he feel so protected. They reminded me that I am in no way doing this by myself. He may be far away but I still have my pit bull behind me ready to step in when needed. Theres no way I am giving him that number because he will most definitely give them a piece of his mind and it wouldn’t  be pretty for anyone haha but just the fact that he wanted to, meant everything.

It only happened yesterday but I have thought about that conversation 100 times already and each time it warms my heart and makes me smile. I am so thankful for that little reminder. One that I will hold on to and reflect back on for a long time. I instantly thanked God for that gentle reminder. Its crazy how in our heads we can get sometimes and not even realize it until someone says or does something like my husband did yesterday. Even though I may be by myself, I most definitely am not alone. Him and I, we’re in this together, forever.


31 thoughts on “Not As Far Away As It Seems

  1. what an adorable story… it’s always good to hear stories about couples that really love each other despite the circumstances. even the simplest conversation over a broken washer was able to bring so much joy and comfort to you both. that’s love ❤ happy early valentines day to you both!


    1. Thank you so much for reading! I am so glad you enjoyed it. That conversation was definitely a beautiful reminder of just how far love and stretch and how powerful it is. It definitely was just what I needed, when I needed it most. Thank you for your wishes!


  2. Dabir Dalton

    Your never really alone as long as you carry his smile within your heart just as he carries your smile within his heart. It’s what will get both of you through this until he comes home and then when you see each other both of you will light up a pair of Roman candles on the fourth of July! 🙂


    1. I love how you phrased that! “Carry his smile within your heart”. It is so true. And the thought of being under the same roof, together definitely is what keeps us going. Every day is one day closer. Can not get here fast enough! Thank you for reading and for the encouragement!!!


      1. Dabir Dalton

        Your welcome!

        My goal is to be happy.

        The way I achieve happiness is to make someone else smile and laugh.

        Their happiness then becomes my happiness.

        I make you day now you have made my day.

        I filled your cup and then you filled my cup leaving us both full instead of empty.

        That’s what friends are for even those who are just words on a blog.

        Thank you for reading, liking and commenting on my blog.


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  3. I’m so happy you got to talk to your husband . I know this must be so hard for you being alone is hard but in a matter of speaking . I so so happy you are reassured that he is closer to you then you think when you need him. You will get through this and then he’ll be home . Keep busy and reading at night. 🙂hugs


    1. I am too! It was so needed, thats for sure. No communication definitely took the difficulty of distance to a new level but reassurance came right when I needed it most! I am so thankful for that little piece of encouragement and comfort. I most definitely will! I finally bought a mandala coloring book! Not as pretty as your drawings but I am enjoying filling my time with that as well.

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      1. You alway can chat with me . Oh good you bought a coloring book! I love the mandalas but could never decide which one to pick , you will have to post it on her when start coloring or finish it would love to see it. 🙂


  4. I always turn to Psalm 91… after reading it the hair stands up on my arms and my heart beats with such Joy because of the powerful words the powerful positive words relayed To Us by our creator who desires to lighten all of our burden. May the Lord bless you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made according to his word. And remember that God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power love and of a sound mind. Thanks for sharing! This post gives a lot of good information and much to think about!

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      1. Hello, I do not know if you still have this website, but I want you to know that I appreciate you comment back in 2018…my mother passed recently…and before that I was not on my sites very much,…took care of my mother for 18 years…miss her dearly. Thanks again!


      2. Hi!! Thank you so much for YOUR comment! You have no idea how much it meant to me. So sorry for your loss. I can not even begin to imagine what you are going through. Praying Philippians 4:7 over you. That God covers you with His peace ❤️


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