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Our 3 a.m. romance

At 2:57 a.m., the scent of my husband’s deodorant awakened me.

I laid in bed for a few more minutes before rising and asking Anthony, “How long till you leave?”

“I’ve got about fifteen minutes,” he replied before fumbling slowly through the darkness toward me. He planted a kiss on my cheek.

“Can I get your computer?” I mumbled, thinking of a spreadsheet on his computer I needed to update.

“Sure.” He got me situated with his computer and continued preparing for his workday.

As I wrapped up my updates, he said, “Thanks for saving my coffee from yesterday. Iced coffee today! Also, you should read your–I wrote a post. When I should have been sleeping.”

“I’ll check it out,” I told him blearily, leaning in for a farewell kiss.

(I was still too groggy to say something like, “Damn, man! You should have been sleeping!”)

I tried to get a few more zzz’s, but my mind insisted it was time to rise and shine. I rose again, loaded Anthony’s post, and smiled as I read.

Sleep would have been a wiser choice for him, but I’m glad he took a chunk out of his already negligible allotment of sleep to write the post.

‘Cause he was gone before I was awake enough to really feel him, so that I felt him–and his love–in his post.

While I prefer 3 p.m. romance, 3 a.m. romance between commuting parents can, once in a while, permit casting of its own uniquely sweet, quiet love spells.

I miss Anthony when he’s gone, but he feels much less gone as I read his words and remember, with warmth filling my heart, bleary kisses over his computer.

Li'l D and Cashier sittin' in the tree

  1. April 27, 2016 at 4:38 am

    What a beautiful post he wrote for you. I often wish my husband wrote/blogged just to get an idea of what he is thinking (although I doubt it would be anything like as complimentary as yours!) 🙂

    • April 27, 2016 at 9:26 am

      We met via blogging through a mutual friend who blogged. Our first meeting was in person, but most of our conversation for a few years after on blogs. I’d missed his words and was so glad when he started his blog, even when he’s not writing in a way that lets me knows he sees me–truly–even from afar. 🙂

  2. April 27, 2016 at 6:14 am

    This pulls at my heart strings! I pray one day I too, have a love like this to greet me at any hour of the day. Thanks for sharing!

    • April 27, 2016 at 9:28 am

      Sometimes it’s rough and my introvert self says “it’d be easier solo!” but I am generally wise enough in the moment to recognize that thinking it doesn’t actually make it true. 🙂

      I hope there’s much love ahead for you. ♡

      • April 27, 2016 at 10:31 am

        Amen to that! Thank you for the well wishes and I pray your love is everlasting! ♡

  3. April 27, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Oh Deb, what love can do to awaken our sleepy hearts. Who needs coffee with a love letter like that! He’s a keeper. And as I posted to Antony’s blog…I will be trying to figure out which show he’s on!!! It’s killing me!

    • April 27, 2016 at 9:30 am

      I loved how, even on three hours of sleep several nights running, he took out the time to say he sees what I’m doing. It can be easy to forget in all the hubbub, so that lifted my heart even before I got to those sweet final sentences. ♡

  4. April 27, 2016 at 7:33 am

    You guys are awesome!

  5. April 27, 2016 at 7:48 am

    There ought to be a Love button. You know. So I could push it.

  6. N.
    April 27, 2016 at 8:04 am

    This is such a sweet post! Romance at any time of day or night should be cherished 🙂

    • April 27, 2016 at 9:33 am

      Hear, hear! We actually got a few daytime minutes to ourselves when my desk broke Sunday, so I feel like I’m virtually swimming in the love at the moment! 😉

  7. April 27, 2016 at 9:34 am

    This is so heartwarming. I feel like when we do so much for people we really need to feel appreciated or we can get burned out. His appreciation poured out from his words not only making you feel good but readers as well. Such a beautiful thing, thanks for sharing.

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