One thing that I do l♥ve about these "separations" is the phone time. Granted, sometimes the length of the calls are so short and disappointing... But it seems that, for us, we sort of rekindle that teenage excitement a little when we have to communicate mainly through phone calls. I can hear his longing for me and his missing me in his voice. There's a tenderness that's different than usual. Appreciation. Just... L♥ve.
I love that man. And I'm so grateful, no matter how hard these times apart are, for what he's doing for us...and for our country.