When life hands you Lemons…

598838 s 150x145 When life hands you Lemons...My husband works away from home for long periods of time, coming home only on weekends after a week away. His latest project is a full 3 hours drive away from where we live (if he leaves early or late enough to avoid traffic).

His last project enabled him to come home every night for a period of a year, so when I heard that the new one would, once again, take him far from our family, I was really upset. We just don’t like being away from each other and, even though we’ve spent a great deal of our marriage apart, we absolutely love being in the same space at the same time.

I was having my very own ‘pity party’ and bemoaning my latest fate when I was reminded of some wise words that I have not only used many times myself, but have also said to others many times as well .

“When life hands you lemons, make Lemonade”

My mentor advised me to make the most of the time and seize the opportunity. Now, at least once a month, I travel with my husband and spend the week with him wherever he is working. We get to spend time together, I am able to write and work in a quiet environment and it satisfies my sense of adventure too.

Lemonade sure does taste sweeter than lemons!

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