Glad to have got that call from Sulaymaniyah

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So our Intn’l Man of Mystery has gone off to Kurdistan to talk to a man about an oil rig.  The children miss him a lot.  I find some upsides to his absence, I can throw my clothes all over the bathroom, be slack and slovenly in my domestic arrangements.  But there’s a him-shaped piece missing in the family, and we’re all glad that it’s just a two week absence.

But, especially this week, we know we are so lucky that he’ll be coming home to us.  He called today from a small city called Sulaymaniyah, sounding good, safe and well, and assuring me that there’s no driving at night, and yes, the security guy knows his stuff.

My husband works hard for his family, and tonight I am grateful to him for that and grateful that, though he’s far away, he’s sleeping safely tonight.

Linking up with the lovely Maxabella’s Weekend Grateful, today hosted by Mira Narnie, pop on over!

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Posted on: September 17, 2011


  • Reply September 17, 2011


    Far out, how exotic is that! I would actually love to be in Kurdistan right now!!! x

  • Reply September 17, 2011


    I have a travelling husband too & i know the feeling of missing him and the feeling of relaxing the domestic standards.
    Always great to hear that they’re safe & coming home soon.

  • Reply September 17, 2011


    I can only imagine how hard it is. I do enjoy my one night off a month when hubby is working late in meetings, I look forward to them, but long term arrangements I imagine would not be quite as much fun.

  • Reply September 17, 2011


    Glad all is well, your map made me do a sad face though. Here’s to a speedy and safe return.

  • Reply September 17, 2011

    Mairi Stones

    Wow, Seana, How come oil seems to always be in dangerous or out of the way places? Love the maps!

  • Reply September 17, 2011


    Hope the 2 weeks go quickly for you and your kids. I find that I am so busy managing Miss A’s reactions to her daddy being away that I don’t have the time or energy to miss him myself.

    Take care and enjoy that remote control!

    x Lee

  • Reply September 17, 2011


    Oh how I can relate to this. So much. Glad he is safe and sound. xx

  • Reply September 19, 2011


    My husband travels with his work as well, although more often than not it is just long days on site and arriving home just as the kids are going to bed.

    I can still remember a work trip to Moldova (eastern Europe) when my older children were quite young. It took 7 days before he was able to make phone contact with us at home to even let us know that he had arrived. I was trying to take a philosophical ‘no news is good news’ attitude, but it was very reassuring to finally get that phone call.

    thinking of you and hoping he is back home safely very soon. xx

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