B has been out of town since Tuesday. He's attending a toxicology meeting and taking an exam to be certified as a toxicologist. It's been a long road with him trying to fit studying time in at least 5 days a week and we're so thankful that the time finally came for him to take the test, even if it meanth his time away would be for nearly a week.
With him gone though, I've been pretty lonely and kind of just going through the motions. Yesterday was day two of B's exam and he texted me when he was done that he was going to get some lunch and try to relax. I got the things done that I needed to do and started to get ready to go home. I still had to take Dru to the park, and pick up T from daycare. I was possibly thinking of running to the store to get some construction paper for some toddler craft time.
As I was headed out the door, B texted me "Are you picking up T first or taking Dru?"
I replied "Taking Dru first". Feeling kind of sad, I didn't elaborate on my plans and just got on my way. I got home, grabbed DRu and headed to the park. Now, Dru has a bad habit of running outof the park to bark at people walking by. He'd never do anything, but his bark tends to make people nervous. We always check to make sure no one is around before letting him off leash. As we got to the park, the coast was clear and I let him run. Just as I stood up, I could see through the tree in front of me that a guy was walking by the park.
"Oh great," I thought, "Now I have to grab Dru again". But then I stopped. I thought I recognized that walk. But looking through the tree it was hard to be sure. Trying not to look so obvious, in case it wasn't who I thought it was, I started to walk around the tree to get a better look. Wait, what? Could it be? A few steps closer and there was no doubt, B had come home early and surprised me at the park! I took off in a run and we hugged for a full five minutes, tears streaming down my face. I had missed him so much in the couple of days he was gone, thinking I wouldn't see him for a few more. He was able to stay home last night and go back this morning. I am so thankful that after 13 years of being together, and 6 years of marriage, I still look forward to seeing him this much. This was the best surprise I've had in a long time! I love you B!