I always thought that was a false statement. I thought that if you were apart long enough you would no longer feel for that person. This theory proved correct with ex-boyfriends so I cemented this in my brain as truth. BOY was I wrong!
Steven has been out of town every day for the past 5 days for work. To make matters worse I had to work 5 days straight as well so I missed out on my chance to share a hotel room with him in the evenings. So instead of staying out of town he made the trip back to me every single night. He would kiss me when he came in at midnight and them climb into bed next to me. I then got up and kissed him goodbye on my way to work at 0530. That is a crappy 5 days.
So did I fall out of love? Did I get used to him not being there?
I am completely serious when I say that I cried myself to sleep every night. When we were dating I would sleep at his parents house in my sister-in-laws old bedroom so that I didn't have to leave him at night. So in the past 5+ years we have not slept apart. It broke my heart to go to bed without him next to me.
I get to see my Stevie for more than a goodnight kiss tonight and I am giddy and excited nervous. I missed him so much!
Being apart really did make my love for him stronger. Maybe our love grew stronger or maybe I realized I can't take a single moment with my amazing husband for granted. Being apart made me want to savor every second with him.
So my advice to those of you reading this: Do not take time with your spouse for granted. You never know when that time will end.