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.