And Nothing Else Matters Now, You’re Not Here

When I met you I knew that we were meant to be together. There was a deep feeling that I’ve never felt before. I knew I would be fine on your side. I knew you would always look after me. You’ve never let me down. You are my friend, my love, my partner, my rock, my muse, my inspiration, my motivation. You lift me up when I’m down and you keep me in check when I’m about to start WWIII.

I can’t imagine life without you. I bet a lot of people wonder how we do it. How we manage to be so close on a daily base, how we managed to work together and be a couple. I know people wonder how we manage to both work from home and have our kids at home all day long as well. I don’t. Because it’s right. We work together. All of us. When you are not here, the few times you had to travel without us, I missed you. I missed you like crazy. It’s empty when you are not here. It’s empty when the kids are not here.

I don’t understand how people want distance to their spouses and children. How they can claim that otherwise it wouldn’t work. I can’t understand how husbands can look forward to spending weeks away from their families, how wives can be happy to see them leave again.They say that it keeps the relationship alive. They say that it gives them things to talk about, something to look forward to. They say that they need some “me time”. I don’t get it.

But then I’m not them and would never be able to understand it as much as they are never able to understand how much I appreciate being so close to you. It’s not for everyone.

I want to keep our relationship alive by being with you, sharing our day to day life together and I’m sure we have plenty to talk about. And if we run out? Well, then we are quiet together. Yes, we all need some “me time”, I would never argue with that. It’s not as if we are locked up together. It’s not as if we control each other and what we do. I think we just work together, like well adjusted clockwork.

Nothing else matters when you and the kids are not around. Nothing. Because nothing can ever be as important to me as the three of you are.

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don’t just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know

I never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don’t just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they say
Never cared for games they play
Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
And I know

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
No nothing else matters

Inspired by the Daily Post Daily Prompt – Can’t Drive 55

27 thoughts on “And Nothing Else Matters Now, You’re Not Here

  1. It’s really good to hear you speak out and support spending such time and connectedness with your family as it’s not a view you hear that often or put so emphatically without some near apology. I needed more me time when the kids were smaller but am feeling the need to escape less often now. They are now 11 and 9 and much more interactive. I have health problems which also means I need down time and now they’re getting older, I don’t have to physically chase them as much. That said, I do start to wonder where they are when they deviate on their way home from the bus to a friend’s house. Hope you have a great weekend xx Rowena

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  2. Oh, does this resonate with me. Never understood the looking forward to time apart thing that I hear some couples talk about. Hate it when I’m not with my crew. They’re my world, and when in need I prefer to lean towards, not away. Great post! πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. When it is love you want to spend every moment together. Because if one is not there you are not complete again. That was again a wonderful post, Sandra. And the song is so great! Nothing else matters!

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  4. This was so wonderful to read. All too often these days, it seems as though people prefer time apart more than they do time together. It always makes me wonder, “where is the ‘family’ in your family?” I realize everyone is different and have varying needs from one another, but I’ve always appreciated and admired families who want to be together – even on the hard days.

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  5. My parents worked together in my mom’s family’s small business for a long time. I never understood how they did it without killing each other! To each his (or her or their) own, I guess.

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