Wednesday, September 21, 2011

PYHO: Respect

As of 3 days from now, I will be on my own.  Yes, we have a roommate currently, and help in the neighborhood, but Hubby will be gone for nearly 3 months straight.  3 months.  He is going to miss P learning to crawl, learning to pull himself up (most likely), more growth.  All kinds of things. 

And I have been struck with so much respect for military spouses.  One of my Twitter friends had to deliver her 22 w/o twins WITHOUT her husband there.  He is deployed.  He got leave to come home, but missed the delivery.  She has been sick, grieving, etc, with him thousands of miles away. 

I do not know how they cope.  I am a basketcase!  Trying to get him packed and not forget anything.  I have a shift change on top of it, 1 week later.  And will have to get P and I out the door by 5 am.  GAH!  I cannot believe that there are women, men, who go through this for 6+ months at a time. 

I bow down to you.  I am your Grasshopper.  Teach me.  Please.  How do I do this?   How do I find the former independent me?  How do you men and women do this.  Independent part of the time, wife/husband the other time?  Again.  I have disovered a level of respect for you that I feel I need to shout from the rooftops.  Teach me, oh wise ones. 




  1. I have so much admiration and respect for military spouses. I have no idea how they do it either.

  2. Same here. I don't know how they do it, either.

  3. Oh sweetie, I can't help, but want to hug you loads!

  4. We're in a military town and I really don't know how the wives do it!

    Good luck with these next few months!


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