Monday, November 24, 2008

I Could Never Be a Military Wife

With the economy Joe and I are very grateful that he has a good job! He is valued, appreciated, and respected. His boss told him that they should duplicate him so he can get more done ... they need him that much! That being said ...

Joe has been gone since last Tuesday. It is starting to hit me hard. This is (tied) with the longest we have ever been apart. LAST time it was this long ... I wasn't pregnant and hormonal. It is amazing how much that makes a difference. I am so so ready for him to come home! Just to have someone to talk to ... and do NOTHING with! He is a good guy ... and I miss him.

Last night I was over at Joe's brother's house having dinner. I thought about complaining ... and had to stop myself when I realized that his dear wife had to live "single" for over a year. How in the world did she do it? I can barely go a week without going nuts! Then I thought about a friend in my ward who got pregnant WEEKS before her husband left for military leave. I believe that he was able to be home for the birth and blessing ... I am not sure. I could NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER do it! Hats off to you ladies that have! You have my deepest respect.

For now ... I just want Joe home!!

4 comments:

Joanie said...

I never say NEVER! It always ends up biting me, HARD! It is amazing what you can do when you have to do it.

But you are so lucky that you DON'T and you also realize how lucky you are to have such a wonderful husband.

Hope you're feeling well...
Love
Auntie Joanie

Tink said...

I totally hear ya. Our son had to leave his wife 9 months to serve in Iraq! It's tough!! Hang in there.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

That Joey is just crazy anyway...but he is fun. Never know what's coming out of that mouth next (and that's coming from me!). Well pooky, if you ever need to play I am not really that far away. In fact I almost called to get your help with some crafty Christmas project. Anyway, glad you two still love each other, and hope little brother Joey will be home soon to take care of his honey.

Jess and Jen said...

I knew there was something missing in my life, and now that I've read your post, I see what it is: Joe! Tell him we totally miss him, too. Not like you do, but nonetheless...