|Can you guess where he went this time?|
Brian arrived home safely this weekend from his third trip in a month. The past several years he has been traveling A LOT due largely in part to his Virtual Labs.
|Another clue to his location|
|Lately I have noticed a ritual we have acquired each time he flies away from me.|
Long hug and final kiss
I stand at the door and wait as he gets into his car.
"Be happy when I get back," he says.
"Come home safely to me," I respond.
|This one definitely gives it away|
The ritual continues at the airport via text messaging. Often Brian texts me either that he is through security, at the gate, or boarding. But always, right before take-off, I receive:
"They are closing the door. Love you. Bye."
and I respond
"Love you more! Be safe."
I probably shouldn't be so anxious when he travels, but I am. My brother is a pilot and reminds me that it is much safer to travel by plane than by car. Still . . . I am very good at worrying.
For now, I need our traveling ritual because I really do love this man and I really do want to grow old TOGETHER.