August 07, 2004


I was going to sit down and write another letter to my husband, but I thought I'd write it here instead of on paper...

I've been feeling very sentimental today. Maybe it's because we're a week shy of the six month mark, or maybe it's because LT A's injury has made me feel how precious lives are, but I'm feeling mushy today. I miss him a lot.

I miss his dimples. I miss the way he always adjusts the elastic on his jogging shorts. I miss his exasperated pleas for me to stop talking and go to bed. I miss cutting his hair, even though it turns into a bi-weekly argument. I miss the way he always makes my rum and cokes too strong. I miss when he begs for me to make the entire box of crab rangoon. I miss his encyclopaedic knowledge of history and geography. I miss making him waffles. I miss seeing him sitting in front of the computer trying to get his Arabic pronunciation absolutely perfect. I miss driving him to the motor pool at 0400 only to find he's forgotten his wallet at home. I miss his foul mouth. I miss dancing to the Old 97s while I make dinner. I miss the smell of motor pool and tank on all of his clothes. I miss finding his beret all over the house. I miss when he shyly comes to my work at lunch to ask if I need anything. I miss the way he hugs me tight and kisses my forehead.

We're half-way done.

Posted by Sarah at August 7, 2004 06:25 PM

Awwww! Half way is good!

Posted by: Beth at August 7, 2004 07:19 PM

Sarah - I'm sure he misses you the same. Keep your chin up. Half way is better than quarter-way.

Posted by: Kathleen A at August 7, 2004 08:31 PM

Half way is great! So are you the half empty or half full person? We still have 4 months before the BIG deployment. Bummer!

How's your friend? How's his wife?

Posted by: williams family at August 8, 2004 03:55 AM

Definitely half full in this case; I think the past 6 months has gone by faster than I thought it would.

At this point, LT A should be at Walter Reed and his wife should be there with him. I said I'd give her time to settle in and try to call on Monday or Tuesday for an update...

Posted by: Sarah at August 8, 2004 07:58 AM