Thursday, December 3, 2009

He's gone. My Hank has left me. Well, at least for 10 days. He went deer hunting and I am hoping he has a good time and brings home the big one. I miss having him around here. He really does so much around the house, especially in the winter. We heat the house only with wood and it takes a lot of work to keep both wood stoves burning and heating the house. I think that I take it for granted that our home will always be warm. When he's gone, it makes me realize how much work he does to keep the home fires burning.

Sometimes, I'm surprised that I miss him as much as I do. I lived by my self for such a long time and prided myself on my independence. It's amazing how quickly we moved into a routine that takes both of us to make it work. I love that fact that I can give up some independence but still know that I can take care of myself if I need to.

I think at times I take Cowboy for granted and I don't want to do that. I want to always show him that I appreciate him and love him for all that he does for me. I need to remind myself that he doesn't have to do everything that he does. I know he does all he does because he loves me. I want to show him that I am his partner, team mate and equal so I probably should step up my game.


Lynilu said...

It's easy to take partners for granted. In one sense, it is a good think, because it means the relationship is comfortable enough to do so, but if we let it go too far, it becomes a slow death. I miss having someone to be complacent with.

Monogram Queen said...

I love how he keeps the home fires burning! Yes try to always appreciate what he does... it's a struggle sometimes but I manage.