11 days or 30 seconds; not sure which is faster

You know the old saying – “Time flies when you’re having fun”, but why does it have to be true?

It’s just not fair really. Husband and I had a wonderful time down in Cape Charles, and then just like that, it was over.

I really think that having him home was the most surreal experience in my life up until this point. I guess I’m just so used to him being gone that having him home was almost too much to deal with. It was especially strange after our first hug upon his return. I kept on thinking “Who is this man holding my hand?” or “What is he doing with his arm around me?” It was all so…..weird. Wonderful, of course, but weird.

The most awesome of all was reconnecting with the man I married, and re-realizing all of the reasons I married him. Did you know that my husband is funny? Or that when he’s deep in thought it takes nothing short of a meteor to break his trance? Or that he has this teeny little dimple in his left cheek? What about his complete and total selflessness? The fact that he went to his least favorite restaurant just because he knew it is my most favorite (or one of them, anyway) is not lost on me. That when we’re sleeping he just loves to reach out and find me and then pull me extra close. (I’m only a fan of that one now because he’d been gone so long. Generally, I like my space!) That even though he was just as sad as I was yesterday, he completely focused on me and my sadness that he was going off again. I loved it all; every moment.

I will remember those 11 days for a very long, long time. I’m sure that those memories will be the very thing that sustains me over the next 2 and a half months.

Well, those and your prayers.

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3 Responses to “11 days or 30 seconds; not sure which is faster”


  1. 1 Juanita's Mom August 27, 2008 at 7:28 am

    ok you are making me cry! It’s a good lesson for all of us married women to take a step back and really see our husband through fresh eyes every now and again. You have my prayers!!!

  2. 2 lifelemons August 27, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Awww, you are going to make me cry! I am glad you had such a super awesome time together!

  3. 3 em August 27, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Honey! That was so sweet… It’s always nice to be reminded of the little thing we sometimes forget about our loved ones. These next two and a half months are going to be cake for you!


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