Sunday, January 27, 2008
Yep, my best friend & beloved one is gone now. Left Saturday. Those last 24 hours before he left were really tough on us both. But we made the very most of every day this last week, with wonderful things like buying a live lobster at the grocery to cook at home, enjoying wine & looooong conversations, many long hikes/walks in our woods, and special nights out to dinner/movie. We had a final Starbucks date on Friday and couldn't let go of each other. Such perfect times. We know the reason this separation is so very difficult. It's not because we need each other for practical things (like cooking or finances or fixing the car). It's because we are Soul Mates in the truest sense; we're best friends, lovers, and we share every part of our lives together. We miss the sharing, each other's company, input. As painful as separation is, we can't help but be reminded the only reason it's so hard is because our relationship is sooo good. While the last few months of our lives together have been anything but blissful in terms of outward struggles we can't control, it helps be reminded what gift of a marriage we have!
So for now, it's Day #4 of ~70 days. Here's two pics we got about an hour before he left. I love his DCUs with his new 1LT rank (yes, he was promoted a few weeks ago)!