Hi boys and girls, some of you may know my husband and I have been isolated in to different cities. When this virus started my husband was working in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province doing construction work. However, I am in his hometown of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, which is about 2.5 hours away by fast train.
When the virus hit the cities shut down and there was no traveling allowed between cities. Therefore, my husband and I were stuck apart. We did use video chatting and phone messages everyday several times a day. We struggled with paying bills in two places and just dealing with being isolated for 5 months.
During that time he missed my birthday and I missed his birthday. We even missed our wedding anniversary. It was probably the most depressing and difficult time we have had in our 6 years of marriage.
Last night at 11:30 pm there was someone ringing the door downstairs to get into my place. I had no clue who it could be. I figured it was someone pushing the wrong apt. That happens sometimes, so I just ignored it. But it just kept ringing over and over so I used the innercom to see who was leaning on my buzzer.
Low and behold, the voice said “ Jo, open the door, I’m home. “ I couldn’t believe it my hubby had finally made it home. He didn’t even give me a heads up. I was so surprised.
When he got to the apartment I asked him why he didn’t tell me he was coming… he joked and said I want to see if you had another man hiding in here. I told him … I’m more professional than that.
As he always does, he checked if I had killed all his plants or not. They were all alive but he did think the floor could be cleaner. That is what happens when you are married to someone with OCD.
We couldn’t stop touching each other and checking if there were any new scars or flaws. I have lost weight and his hair had grown and he looked much older, but still handsome.
Now we have been talking about the future and what’s next. I am not really listening because I’m just happy to see him again. Eating his fruit and walking around shirtless.
I guess it’s true what they say …, absence does make the heart grow fonder. Hopefully we won’t be separated for so long again. He will have to go back to work in Hangzhou again soon but until then we will just enjoy each other as much as we can.
Until next time …,