Saying goodbye late this morning at the airport was heartbreaking. We have almost 5 months of this deployment behind us, 6 to 7 still ahead of us. But we kept smiling, holding hands, wrapping our arms around each other... Then crying, saying short prayers, & not wanting to let go. I watched him go through the security line, blowing kisses whenever he looked back, my nose & eyes red from tears. I drove home in a fog & have been that way pretty much ever since. The house is just a building again, not a home. Empty, quiet, no arms to hold me. But I'm so thankful for each minute that we had & for the incredible relationship that we share! This deployment is a team effort, & we are sticking together like glue! We've got this, baby. And the next time you come home, you won't be going anywhere for a while!!! :)
I miss him like crazy already, & I certainly am not looking forward to crawling into bed alone. But I'll keep my cell phone right by the bed, & I'll pray until I'm calm enough to sleep. And I may even let Layla & Lucius up to snuggle with me :) I miss you, sweetheart.
I'll get back to my regular posting tomorrow with another Saturday Around The World! And I'll feature two blogs this week, one from tomorrow's blog party & the other from the last that we had while I was out!
Hope that you all have been doing great! ♥