So it's just a normal day, things are going along just fine. You make Beignets for breakfast (don't hate, it was a mix). You invite a friend over for coffee (from the coffee machine you thought blew up the day before)....she's waiting for her hubby to come home on R&R. You are excited for her. You KNOW what she is feeling. She is hoping the day passes fast and she gets that call saying her hubby is here. Life is good kids are playing. Hubby calls on Skype. Life is better! All the kids talk first. They are in heaven & you are THRILLED for them - they miss him so much! It is finally your turn. You love talking to him and seeing him even though he is blurry and looks blind (as Boy 3 points out).You are just happy you can (kind of) see him. But then out of the blue, as you are saying good-bye you get choked up. You can't talk. Tears start streaming down your face. You don't really know what is happening. Why are you crying now when you have been fine for 3 weeks? Bottom line - you miss him desperately.
5/22/2011 09:21:04 am

Love ya Trish! Praying for all of you.

5/22/2011 09:31:47 am

‎...and a friend reads your blog and knows exactly what you are feeling! Hang in there, Trish! I have the perfect little pick me up gift I have to send you. ;)

5/22/2011 09:32:33 am

Sounds so familiar! Everything seems fine most days and then when I hear his voice or see him I lose it, especially when I know it's almost time to say goodbye.

5/22/2011 09:34:16 am

Awwww it is amazing how we Army wives can just go and go and keep it all together and just when we least expect we hit our breaking point hang in there sweetie. You are amazing.

5/22/2011 09:43:44 am

Love you!! I was just telling ken that we need to plan a trip to see you after we get home from our trip!! And you guys are always welcome at hotel Hatley!! :).

5/22/2011 09:44:09 am

Awwww hang in there....tears are good...cathartic! Just think Vegas soon!

5/22/2011 09:51:42 am

This post brings back so many deployment memories...of emotions that refuse to be controlled sometimes. But sometimes that cry is exactly what you need to make it through the next 3 weeks. Miss you, friend! Praying that the rest of your time FLIES!

5/22/2011 10:31:32 am

Love you!!!

5/22/2011 10:31:53 am

All normal to feel that...I sometimes wonder how we exactly do go thru the emotional roller coaster of deployments and come out of it somewhat okay..I can tell you honestly I have lost a bit of my soul this deployment and cant wait for the next 39 days to be over! hang in there!

5/22/2011 11:50:09 am

♥ Knock on the door if you need a shoulder.

5/22/2011 11:56:42 am

Love you Trish! Of course we all know what you are going thru- and I know it doesn't make it any easier! I cried w/ u reading your blog. My heart is with you girl.

5/22/2011 12:01:11 pm

Trish! I had such a lovely time this morning and I was there talking about how excited I was, I totally was thinking about how i shouldn't be talking about it. I know how hard it is to hear about one's excitement while you still have so lon...g to go. I hope you didn't take it as a rubbing in. Coffee was fabulous and I hope you invite me again when the new beast arrives. Looking forward to Tuesday.... if I survive tonight. :)

5/22/2011 12:01:52 pm

Trish - I don't know what you are going through...I couldn't possibly know! But, please know that those of us who live in the land of the free recognize and are in awe of the sacrifices you and your family make for our freedom! Here's a hug for you and yours...and thank you from the bottom of my heart! ♥ you!

5/22/2011 12:05:57 pm

Trish, that's very heartwrenching. It's so wonderful to hear about somebody loving their spouse as much as you do. You guys should feel very fortunate that you have this passion. You know the ol' saying, "Distance makes the heart grow fonder, or the dick go wander." Now I don't even have to consider for a nanosecond which is the case for you two. Best of luck in the next 3 weeks. Sounds like you've got a good net of army wives surrounding you. :) Love ya, Randy

5/23/2011 06:42:50 am

For us that have never experienced this, we can only imagine what it's like. It sounds awful, it hurts us to know that you go through this and so many wives and husbands do when their spouse is deployed. And, to think that you all have to go through this so we can all have freedom and be secure in our own country. We thank you, the spouses and the men and women who are deployed. Trish, God chose you to be an Army wife because you are strong and have to be a special kind of woman. He knew what He was doing and He will protect. Hang in there and stay busy, which I know you do with four kiddos. You don't have a choice!


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