The past 6 months have been an adjustment to say the least. Our house and both cars were destroyed by a tornado, after years of trying we lost our first baby, and Matt started a new schedule at work. He has always had a crazy schedule, but it got even crazier… The earliest he could get home was almost 8pm, and he only had 1-2 shifts like that a week. The other nights he would get home sometime between 10:30 and midnight. I was still working 7:30-5:30, and for a lot of that time I was pregnant and exhausted. So, needless to say we didn’t see each other much! It was so hard. We craved spending time together. Our lives felt like they were falling apart, and we barely had time to talk to each other. He would wake me up when he got home from work and I would try to sit up with him while he ate his dinner, but usually ended up falling asleep in his lap. I would kiss him goodbye in the morning as I walked out the door, and would many mornings drive to work in tears.
I prayed and prayed that something would change. I needed more time with my husband! Matt looked for a new job, but found nothing. We were both miserable. Then, I got put on bed rest. While it is not the ideal situation considering we have lost half of our income at a time when our expenses are going up, we have both been extremely blessed by having more time to be together. It is so nice to be able to see each other when the other one is not exhausted! We have time to talk, eat meals together, and dream about our sweet little Truett.
I still hate the nights that he works late… being by myself late at night is not very fun, but at least we get to see each other in the mornings! So while even “modified” bed rest isn’t convenient, it has been a true blessing to both Matt and I. I feel like I know my husband again! We can talk about things and just spend time enjoying each other and for that, we are both so very thankful.