Friday, April 1, 2011

Just A Part Of Life....

As a military wife, separations from My Love are just part of life.

Not the best part. 

Kinda the very-worst-totally-awful-part.

But still a part of life anyway.

Tonight, while washing the dishes - just another "part!" - I realized those separations bring about many of the wonderfully-happy-lovely parts of my life.

Without the absence of My Love:

would I truly treasure the unadulterated joy brought by his presence?

would I register the sweetness of the mini-stampede caused by his return at the end of each day?

would I know how strongly-passionately-deeply, I love him?

would I know how strongly-passionately-deeply, he loves me?

I don't think so.

Don't misunderstand me.  It is completely possible TO know those things without an ocean between you, for months on end.  But I don't think it would have been so for me. I think I needed these times apart to remind me exactly who I married. To not lose sight of each other during the daily mundane.

He has been home three months now, and, while the reintegration was challenging at times (We did have a baby only 8 days after his return) figuring out our balance is completely worth the difficulty.

Although, the difficulty was actually not that difficult. 
It was more just exhausting.

I followed this man I love into a foreign world of military acronyms, separations, moves, challenge; because I had no choice.

 Once My Love was in my life - there was no other way it could be.

Pictures from November 2009 courtesy of Chani Rogers

And even though I took all his hair, I'm pretty sure he feels the same way.

Copyright 2011


  1. love this post. It's true, the apart-times help us appreciate the together-times soo much more and see life in a whole different way!

    BEAUTIFUL pictures, by the way!

  2. love these pictures of you two!

  3. I love the way you have of telling the story of "the bean family." So-o cute! makes me want to continue reading! By the way! Do you have a bean pot? Just wondering...... :) God bless you and watch over you and the little "sprouts" while hubby is away.


Thank you for your thoughts and encouragement!