It never gets easy. No matter how much you prepare for it. It sneaks up on you and it’s time to say goodbye.
This is Saying Goodbye x 2.
We had to put our sweet little boys, our animals, on a plane on Saturday to ship them home. We both were sniveling messes as we said goodbye to those little faces peaking our of their kennels. It doesn’t help when they whine and look at you with their sad eyes. O my heart just hurt. But then…
Andy and I have always been together since the day we were married. That’s 5 years! There have never been more than 7 days that we haven’t seen each other face to face. Until now.
We just spent an amazing weekend with our friends in West Virginia, celebrated a union of some friends in Pittsburgh and were able to have a small group reunion at the best wood fire pizza place ever. But through the happiness, that anxious dread kept eating away at the fun.
And soon it was 8:30. We had just finished eating dinner at our favorite Sushi restaurant in Morgantown for the last time and Andy needed to leave. He packed up his clothes, hugged our friends and we headed down to the car.
Ah. I just wanted him to stay just till morning, just a little while longer! To hold my hand and be near me. But he had to go. We hugged for about 10 minutes and he prayed over me. Again, I do not deserve this man. I cried, he held me and we both just stood there. Then we talked about being home together and how much we have wanted this for so long. Our boys had made it safely and were waiting for us. We were so close. Just a few more weeks and we count our blessings that it is just one month. I don’t know how military families do this. It is absolutely miserable.
Then he got in the car, I stood on the balcony of our friends apartment and he drove away. Tears. My best friend Anissa just held me as I waved goodbye. You guys, you must be saying, it’s only a month. I know! But I don’t know how to be me without him. He makes me want to be the person I am. I can’t wait to see this man again… so hurry up October. Let’s get this over with!
If you just had to say goodbye to someone, let’s chat. We can commiserate together!
Love and Hope, Em