I’m aware this morning of all those years when I was the one who got to stay curled up in the covers as Dear Husband went off to work!
DH and his partner owned a masonry business for more than a quarter of a century. When he was younger he could sleep ’til the last moment and then make a run for it, but as we got older, and our bodies needed concessions, it got to the point where my husband was getting up at 4:30 in the morning to be able to be the first person on the job site.
As he left the dressing room for the day, he would walk to the bed, and either levitate me, or give me a morning kiss for the day. He never fails to give me that quick smooch before parting for the day. It had to be tough on him, expecially on winter mornings, when it was still dark out, and he knew he would be heading into terribly cold temperatures, to leave me curled up in the bed, but I think I can count the number of days he overslept on one hand.
So, now it’s my turn. I have to get up between 6:15 and 6:30 to make it to exercise on time. On the days that I lead exercise, I often get up much earlier so that I’m sure the classroom is ready and my notes are in place. I thought about all those years Dear Husband was the one to rise early, and find I can’t begrudge him the chance to sleep in.
He was so cute this morning. *G*