I've probably already used this picture. It's not my husband and neither of us took it, but it is a friend's husband from a jump the PF was on. (Haha...PF...similar to PLF...I just had a military acronym joke in my head.)
Regardless of what kind of job your husband has in the military, he's probably gone. A lot. Maybe he misses dinner every night because he's a recruiter, maybe he's gone for a few weeks or a month, or maybe he's gone for forever, a.k.a. the 15-18 month length. Are we not doing that anymore? Because that would be awesome.
Anyway, sometimes I just need to bask in that loving of an absent man. I think it's good for a marriage (the absences or the basking? You tell me!). Everyone knows that if you manage not to grow irreparably apart, military marriages have a kind of spark these days that more normal ones sometimes don't. My husband spent about 3/4 of his time away in the first 3 years of our marriage, so by the time we were going on year 4 we were just stopping to feel like newlyweds. And I know it's the same for most of you.
We fight not to change too much and not to put our lives on hold. We fight for our marriages and we fight to stay sane. We fight the worry that sets in every time he leaves just for a day, just for a jump. We let the memory of his imperfections fade into oblivion, and we fight to leave room for him in our lives when his moist PT shorts aren't around.
This is a CD for you who are loving an absent man. Go bask.
- 'Til Kingdom Come - Coldplay
- Lonely Heart Road - Moruza
- Out of the Woods - Nickel Creek
- Wandrin' Around - Carbon Leaf
- When You Come Back Down - Nickel Creek
- out and back again - leslie moruza
- Lullaby of Birdland - Ella Fitzgerald
- Such Great Heights - The Postal Service
- Some Day Some Way - Eastern Standard Time
- Kick Drum Heart - The Avett Brothers
- Lilac Wine - Jeff Buckley
And yes, I listen to the same bands all the time. I never promised you diversity!