Keeping a marriage happy and healthy requires kindness, compromise, and attention. A few surprises along the way doesn’t hurt either! The next time your husband returns home from a tiring and stressful business trip, welcome him home with one of these romantic ways to let him know his absence was not only noticed but made you eagerly awaiting his return.
Welcome Home Sign
Whether your husband was away for two days or two weeks, he will surely be touched by a welcome home sign that he sees as soon as he walks in the door. Purchase some banner paper from the arts and crafts store and use a bold magic marker to write “Welcome Home.” Add a few hearts and flowers. You don’t need to be Picasso to create a lovely welcome home sign that will bring a smile to his face and make him very, very glad to be back home. If you have children, you can enlist their help in creating the sign, having them add little pictures and stickers.
Take The Day Off
If you are scheduled to be working or have appointments the day your husband is scheduled to arrive home, take the day off so that you can be there when he walks through the door. He will be surprised and touched that you rearranged your day to be there for his arrival.
Create A Romantic Screensaver For The Computer
If you will not be at home when your husband returns from his trip and know that the first thing he will do is boot up the computer, take some time to create a romantic message to replace the current screensaver. Imagine the look on his face when he returns from a trip to the kitchen or bathroom and finds a loving message from you replacing the flying cubes.
Get A Babysitter
Engage a babysitter to take over childcare duties for you on the night your husband arrives home. This will afford the two of you the luxury of reconnecting over a quiet dinner and sharing some quality alone time uninterrupted.
Stock The House
Your husband will undoubtedly want to spend an enjoyable evening at home relaxing after a stressful business trip. Stock the pantry and refrigerator with his favorite foods, beer or wine. Take a trip to the video store and rent a few of his favorite movies. Pick up that bestseller he has been wanting to read or that new CD by his favorite artist. Whatever he is in the mood for when he returns home, you will be ready.
Write A Poem Or Love Letter
Even just a few lines scrawled on a piece of pretty stationary will express your love for your husband in a wonderfully romantic way. Let him know how empty the house seems without him and how often you thought of him while he was away. Don’t worry about structure or grammar, just let your love and feelings flow.
Make The Bedroom Extra Inviting
Whether you reconnect in a physical way the first night of your husband’s return home or he simply wants to get a good night’s sleep in his own bed, make your bedroom the oasis it is meant to be. Put the best sheets you have on the bed and clear away any clutter that has accumulated. Add some fresh flowers to the room and burn a candle for a few hours so that the room is pleasantly scented. Create a loving and comfortable atmosphere that will make your husband as comfortable and relaxed as he can be his first night home.
Absences due to business responsibilities are difficult for many couples. Surprise your husband when he returns from his next business trip with a homecoming he will not soon forget.