Sometimes, Distance is Good

For the first time in three years, my husband and I are not physically together as he needs to accompany a person who is a middleman of a prospective employer of my father-in-law. My father-in-law is retiring next year and my husband thought that should this employment deal pushes through, it would be for the benefit of my father-in-law.

My father-in-law’s assignment is in Camotes Island; the scenic island that is one and a half hours by boat from mainland Cebu. Cellphone signal is not good in his father’s house so my husband needs to go to the beach to text me or call me up. I can sense that he’s missing Adi so much. I can sense that he’s missing home and I can sense that he’s missing me. I miss him, too.

Sometimes, distance is good in a relationship. When we were together 7 days a week, we took each other for granted. We became very comfortable with each other. We tended to unappreciate each other. I realize that we can make a better loving home by just filling the home with love and laughter. Yes, sometimes, distance is good for us to see what we are overseeing.