Anyway, hubbysickness struck as I was sitting there, feeling quite sorry for myself and sad that he is always out. It was the same kind of feeling that a lonely camp goer gets when he suddenly feels homesick for his family as he sits down to eat yet another horrible camp meal in the summer. It was plain to see that I simply MISSED MY HUBBY!
See, my husband works in the pest control field so during the winter months he is around the house more because jobs, and bugs, are not abundant in the cold weather. He uses that time to do odd jobs around the house, catching up on projects that have been waiting for quite some time to get completed. When we were homeschooling, it was nice to have him around during December to February when he could help with the lessons or simply be there if we decided to take the day off and go out to do something fun as a family. Now that my children attend the Christian school at our church, it has been a little different, though we are very active at the school and use that time to visit them at lunchtime to say hi. Once the winter snow melts (winter snow? Ha, not this year!) and warm weather arrives, out comes the pesky bugs and in comes the calls. Six days a week he works, leaving very little time for us to be together, though we try to make use of the few hours we do have. It is clear to my mind that he needs to work so he can make money for the family business, but that does not mean my heart has to like it or even agree with the way it works .
From past experience, I know this season will pass. The year will move on to summer and after that will come autumn when the bugs die down. I am extremely thankful for Joe's job and God's provision for our family. He supplies all our needs according to His riches in glory. I will use this hubbysickness for good and use the downtime to pray for my husband as he goes out into the world to toil for his family. May the Lord protect my dear husband and watch over him as he goes out bugging. Amen.