I miss Saturday morning breakfast. I miss weekend hikes. I miss coffee dates. I miss my husband! As Aaron walked out the door on this beautiful Saturday morning on Easter weekend, I couldn't help but feel nostalgic for days before life required so much work. Most days he is out by 7:00 a.m. and not back until 8-9:00 p.m. Don't get me wrong, I am very excited for the business, which has doubled in size with each season. I could not be more proud of my husband and his ability to work so hard from dawn till dusk six days a week, but I sure do miss him. On the brighter side, this year is better than last in that he has promised Sundays off. That's a start!
A few days ago, I came home to find a beautiful bouquet sitting on my dresser with a sweet note from Aaron that only I would understand. It was our wedding ceremony anniversary which I had completely forgotten but Aaron had not! Even though he couldn't be home till late that night, he always makes a point to make things special for me. I am thankful for that.
I have been so consumed with being ready for Gabriel's upcoming birth I have forgotten a few things about this weekend. Tomorrow is Sunday. Aaron's day off. Easter. And Aaron's birthday. Can't get much better than that! Unfortunately we cannot go visit family for Easter since I'm so close to my due date and they were unable to come to us. We'll be celebrating Aaron's birthday party next week joint with my brother-in-law's, so today my main task is to come up with a creative way to make Easter and Aaron's birthday a special one, without friends and family, and on a very tight budget. Wish I had started thinking sooner. Wish me luck!