Sweet Anticipation

There are a few minutes of every day I wait for you to come home that stretch on for eternity. Every cell in my body feels electric, knowing what ecstasy will fill me once you are here. I fidget, I putter around, I try to keep myself busy in the second that’s like decades before you come through the door. The anticipation never fails to amaze me – there are still times I can’t believe I love someone so much that I peek out of the blinds, hoping that it’ll be the same time you pull into the driveway. Even the animals feel the tension. The dogs tails start to wag, they pace from the living room to the front door, and look up at me with puppy smiles that indicate they’re excited to see you too. I can’t wait to hug you. I can’t wait for you to complete our nest. I can’t wait to see your face, look into your eyes, and share some laughs with you. It’s like falling in love with you all over again. It reminds me of the moment you came into my life, the very instant after I realized how much I had of and wanted to give of myself. You are the reminder of myself journey, of all the wonderful things that I have discovered about life. And now, you fill me with the excitement of knowing you are my companion on this journey, and the sort of companion who recognizes the beauty and wants to forge ahead and experience, find, create even more. All of this in a lifetime, in the moments before you come home.