The worst part about being away from my bride was not having her there when I woke up in the morning. I think both of us miss that more than anything (including sex, and we both like sex!).
Because we work from home, and because we have a good deal of flexibility when we do things (as long as they get done) we rarely have to set an alarm and jump (or fall, or crawl) out of bed as soon as it goes off. We have enjoyed this luxury, and our morning snuggle time has become very important to both of us. On the rare occasions we need to set an alarm, we generally add fifteen minutes for laying together – even when that means fifteen minutes less sleep. In the big picture, that morning connecting time is far more important to our mental, emotional and physical health than the sleep could ever be.
Might a few minutes of morning snuggle time be a good thing for you and your bride? Give it a try on weekends or during a vacation, and see how you each like it. If it’s a good thing for both of you, think about going to bed a bit earlier so you can wake up a bit earlier and have morning connecting time.