He’s a Traveling Man


although for the record he is not smoking pipes on the road (at least not to my knowledge)

My husband has been traveling a lot for work this month. I haven’t mentioned it on the blog for obvious reasons. I don’t really like to advertise on ye olde internet that there is no man in the house. He used to have a position where he traveled a lot, but thankfully he hasn’t really traveled much in the past year.

So this month has been really weird cause he has been gone on an overnight every week this past month. And let me say, it has been rough on all of us. I know he hates being away from his family and we certainly don’t function as well without him.

When you have a spouse who travels it can be very hard to be empathetic to their plight. I mean somehow being put up in a hotel on an expense account doesn’t sound so bad when I trapped at home with piles of laundry and dishes. So it is difficult not to play the one up game. My week was bad….well my week was worse…you know the game. It is a battle not to play the role of the martyr.

The fact is I am blessed with a husband who does a lot around the house. And he is a very involved parent to our kids. So no matter what he says I have it worse simply because I am missing my partner. And we are just better as a two than as a one.

Thankfully his travel is done. And we will get back in our groove. We both need a full day of sleep a piece to recover from this month, but I am happy to have my partner in crime back again.

Having my hubby back home is definitely a finer thing so I am linking up to Finer Things Friday at Amy’s Finer Things.


  1. I so understand. My husband is a firefighter and works 24-hour shifts. It is so hard not to play the martyr. We have had a looonnnngggg couple of months (a lot of work, a lot of changes) and I have to constantly check myself so I don’t get into a pity party. He is an amazing dad and husband and I am in awe of how blessed I am every day, and he works his butt off for our little family. So thankful and so need a vacation. Preferably with a beach and a drink with a little umbrella in it. And no kids. Just for a couple days. =)

  2. I hear you loud and clear. I’m always a bit jealous of my hubby sleeping in a huge plush bed, eating big fancy dinners, and having an uninterrupted night’s sleep and shower too! But, fact of the matter is, they are still working too and traveling (airplanes and airports) isn’t really that much fun. It seems fun, but then, it’s not. Well, anyways, I’m glad to know that I’m not alone! :)

  3. Jeannette says:

    My husband has to be away for 1-2 months at a time twice a year. I hate it. I find it really hard to not feel sorry for myself, especially because I’m the one left at home with 3 children 4,3,1 yr old! Our middle one has some severe issues so getting a baby sitter to get away from them for a short period is actually more stress than it is worth and I can’t just leave them to go for a run! But in the end I find it is a good time to learn to rely more fully on God and appreciate the reunion.

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