Tuesday, November 3, 2009

27 Days of Thankful - day #3

Today I'm thankful that I live with my husband.



I know that seems like a given...if you're married then you live with your husband. But I've just gotten back in touch with my dear friend and cousin, "A". We talked on the phone for a long time last night getting caught up on each others' lives. We haven't seen each other in probably 10 years. She was a newlywed, and my son was a baby.

She is living in Idaho, and right now her husband commutes here to Utah where he is working at a charter school. When he finished school, there were no jobs where they live. He found one here. She has a good job in Idaho, and they are trying to decide what is right for their family...her looking for a job here, or him looking again for a job there. In the meantime he lives here during the week and only goes home on weekends.

What a difficult situation - my heart goes out to them and I hope they are soon able to be together full time.

Talking to her made me realize how blessed I am to live under the same roof as my wonderful husband full time. I know I get lonely at night when he is working - but I get to wake up with him every morning, and usually we get to spend time during the day together. He's here to see the kids off to school, and is usually here when they come home from school - overall pretty lucky I'd say. Wouldn't you agree?

So today, I'm thankful to live with my husband.

Want to join in 27 Days of Thankful? Head over to Amanda's and check it out!

AND now for my daily dose of SYTYCD...today's video is from season 3 as well. This is Pasha - he's a Russian Ballroom Dancer who I LOVE! And Lauren - I can't remember her style. They drew hip-hop for this week, and it was when Transformers came out. This is another Dave Scott number - "Transformers". I think Pasha did AWESOME adapting his ballroom into some hot hip hop! Enjoy!


22 comments:

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Hi Xazmin, I pray your cousin and her husband can find a solution that will work best for them. I am also grateful that my husband and I live within the same home. :)

Jenny-Jenny said...

Me too!

Kim's Treasures said...

I can totally relate to your cousin! My husband works in Chicago all week and comes home to MI for the weekends. The company he worked for went out of business here in MI and the only job he could find was in Chicago. Now we can't sell our house because it lost so much value. So, I stay here so it's not empty but do go there for a week at a time. BUT we THANKFUL and BLESSED that he has a job!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

What an awesome thing to be thankful for. I am glad that you recognize it.

MiMi said...

You are SO right. When CJ had to go to Singapore a couple different times it was HELL. I hated it. :(

shortmama said...

The hubs and I used to be in that same situation. He worked out of state during the week and only came home on weekends, sometimes not every weekend. It was rough! You feel like a single parent and you start to resent your spouse for only being around part time...not a good thing!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I have a friend whose husband commutes to Chicago every week from VIRGINIA! It really stinks for them...they have 3 boys. I hope your cousin and her hubby find a great solution for their family.

LOVED that Transformers number. Was Lauren contemporary or Jazz??? So excited for tonight...I may watch that new show "V" and then come back and watch SYTYCD so I can fast-forward through commercials. ;)

kado! said...

i am thankful i live with my husband too...even if his alarm does go off way too early in the morning...

...BTW sexy sleeves on your wedding dress...hehehe! ;)

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

What a fantastic thing to be thankful for! I love the picture of the 2 of you!

Also, I LOVE the transformers dance- I have a feeling we are going to have a lot of dances we like in common!!

~Becca

Emmy said...

My dad had to do a similar thing when I was a junior in high school. And it was hard seeing him just on the weekends. Hopefully something can work out for them soon.

Grammy Kim said...

I'm so glad that you have such good friends (I was reading your old blog from a few days ago)..that is so important! And yes, your mom is wonderful! Thanks for doing the gratitude blogging...I need to do this as well. Just trying to catch up as I'm so far behind! haha I hope everyone soon feels better. Please know that I'm praying for you!

jennykate77 said...

I'd say you're very lucky and totally blessed!

I love the video...awesome dance!

I'm so excited for you that you get to go see SYTYCD in 4 DAYS!!! YAY!

Hope you're having a great day!♥

jenjen said...

What a cute picture! You are lucky! My sister lives in Idaho ad her husband works in California and comes home on the weekend. And mine works in Canada. But you do what you have to do. It would be so nice if he had a normal job though - I just have to appreciate him extra when he is here!

XOXO
Jen

Nicole said...

My husband is an airline pilot, and we've had to live apart several times in our marriage. It really stinks, but it makes the time together all the sweeter. He currently commutes from MEM to SLC, and I always have the option to go visit him with my flight benefits. When I explain to people that we live apart, many automatically believe that our marriage is "on the rocks." I actually think our marriage is better than ever...we have the strength as a couple to make it work (even though we only get to see each other a few times a month)

Rhonda said...

Yes, those who get to wake up to their spouse daily should be thankful! Just look at all the comments that don't get that privelage! Very thankful here too!

What a great pic! Love that he's laying on the piano listening to you play!

Jenny said...

My sister is in the same situation as your cousin. He was just transferred from St. Louis to Kansas City (about 4 hours away). He is looking for a job here, but will have to keep commuting to KC on the weekdays until he finds something.

I will pray for your cousin while I'm praying for my sister!

Shawn said...

We sure do take so many things for granted don't we?

Your post made me think of all the military spouses that are sleeping alone tonight!

~S

Desert Rose said...

I so feel you about this. I've never been in that situation. But I sooo love my husband dearly and couldn't imagine having to live like that..I would be sooo sad! I want him here even though he snores and talks in his sleep...I tell myself at least I know he is breathing!

blueviolet said...

I guess I've been taking that for granted too!

Sara said...

Hi Xazmin
I hope your cosuin and hubby can find a solution. My dad is going to have to leave my moms on Sundays and come back on Fridays. He has to help a company set up 300 miles away and than after 2 months, he loses his 15 year job.

I hope your cosuins hubby can find a job closer.

Also, I put Coles costume pics up:)

Take care
Sara

Vivienne said...

OMGosh, that must be so difficult for your cousin. I have a hard time when my Hubs works late (and at least he still comes home!)
I am enjoying reading your Thankful posts.
:)

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