Monday, February 27, 2012

Memory Monday- Wait for My Call

And here I am again...waiting for his call..."My Beloved" as he is listed in my list of contacts...has been in Ghana. I've been busy filling my life with so many things so that I won't have to miss him--- too much. 

Our system for his return is for me to wait for his call from the airport before I even leave the house. My house is only 15 minutes from the airport. This is one of the key elements of finding a house no matter which country we are in- how close to the airport can we get?

When living in Ghana, we lived very close. In fact, the way we found out if a plane had arrived was to simply stand on the roof of our house and look for the landing plane. 

"Okay KLM has arrived- let's jump in the van!"

"Sorry don't see Lufthansa yet- maybe there has been some delay"

Here in Washington State, we are 15 minutes away (driving). I have to actually check online to see if the flight has landed. Whether it lands or not, I patiently wait for the 'call'- the one which says, "Okay, I've cleared customs and immigration....start driving and meet me at the curb"....no standing at the escalator waiting for him to surface....no parking and 'wasting' 3 dollars (his words, not mine)....just picking up at the curb....and then once he is in the van all is right with the world. 

My Beloved holding our beloved granddaughter
No matter how many times we go through this- no matter what country we are in or we travel to- it never gets old. I always feel my heart pounding like a drum...faster and faster... and I always am overjoyed for him to finally be home. One day, when we are so old that neither of us have the ability to travel -- if that day will ever come -- I will cherish the memories of 'waiting for his call'....because they have been such a big part of my life.

22 comments:

  1. That is the beauty of a wonderful relationship. :) Beautifully written and very heartfelt. I could see the unconditional simplicity of your interactions and it is so warming.

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    1. a wonderful relationship brings such rest. Would not trade it for a million dollars!

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  2. weeeeeeee..Ms.Anjuli..soooooo sweeeettt..how I would wish to have someone also one day..a second chance to finally feel the love that both of you are sharing right now..just being in love each day..your granddaughter is soooooo cute..passing by Ms.Anjuli *hugs* ;)

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  3. Aww this is so cute! You have such a wonderful relationship with your husband. God bless and touch wood.
    And that picture is just so awesome!

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    1. I'm glad you commented- because for some reason my blog reader wasn't picking up on the recent update- so I was able to go by and see your post from Friday which I had missed!

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  4. Beautiful post! I am also waiting for my husband to return from a trip, but tomorrow. We do the same "drive thru pickup" thing but we are a bit farther away (35 minutes). This time, though, he will have to wait for luggage so I'll leave home close to his landing time.
    Happy reunion to you!

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    1. I hope you also have a happy reunion with your hubby tomorrow!

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  5. Anjuli, that was a very sweet post, and I too have lived through those moments so many times:) Perfect Narration!

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    1. Yes, I know you also travel quite a bit :)- we who travel or whose spouses travel, we understand all too well this kind of post, don't we?

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  7. touch wood!

    by the way, must say, your beloved looks so handsome with your granddaughter who is adorable. i haven't said this before right - that he is very good-looking and age doesn't seem to have touched him?

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    1. hah- are you flirting with my better half ;) hee hee...as you can see I just came from reading your very well written post!!! Kudus to you on your good research and the way you present your topics!!

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  8. Awww...sniffle. What a lovely entry. It must be true that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

    Hope he's called and is safe at home by now. It must be fascinating living close to airports.

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    1. hah- Linda- yes I think I'm so fond of him coz we always seem to be apart- ha ha!! Maybe if we were together too much I would feel differently ;)

      He is home safe and sound and he just got his citizenship today!! WOOHOO!

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  9. Wow..I can't imagine how it is living close to the airport!! In a way its so symbolic too!! Closeness to the airport signifies, perhaps , the closeness that both of you share... heartwarming...

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