Thursday, June 11, 2009

A new found respect for service wives....

Whenever I would think about a Military, Navy, or Airforce Wife, I didn't know how they could stand being home alone. Seeing your husband only a few months out of the year, missing holidays, birthdays, and even their babies being born is not something I could ever imagine doing in my life. Now, being apart from Michael for ONLY 3 weeks, I have come to realize what they go through. Granted, it is only 3 weeks out of our 3 years of Marriage we have EVER been apart, but Dang, it is not the easiest thing to do.

I can't even recall having a good night sleep since we separated for this short time. When you have had that extra person in your bed that, when you wake up in the middle of the night and can't seem to get comfortable in any position, you can always find a way to be comfortable when turning over and just snuggling with that someone. It is a feeling that most, hopefully all, wives will know what I am talking about. It is the feeling of knowing that even though they are not awake but automatically embrace you in their arms, you find yourself asleep in a matter of seconds.

Not having this has been so hard for me to deal with. I really do respect the wives of those that serve and stay faithful to them. It is such a hard thing to do. And they do it most of their marriage until they are released. I can't do that. I like having my husband right here with me everyday. I don't care if we don't even talk to eachother the whole time as long as we are together.

Sorry for a boring post this time. I just felt like writing a little bit this time. I am totally Missing my husband and want him home. Soon, just a few more days!

5 comments:

Davidson Family said...

THAT WAS ME!!!!! EvEN giving birth with out him

Michelle said...

I think this was a sweet post Michelle and I myself having gone through it are around a lot of women who have husbands gone for a year. It is tough but also strength building.

Nicole said...

You've done great, Michelle, and it is almost over! I know he is missing you just as much as you are missing him too. You know what they say, "distance makes the heart grow fonder"... or something like that.

Michelle and Michael Vatcher said...

LOL! Yeah I guess It does make the heart grow fonder! But it sure does suck in the mean time!

Kathy Zindel said...

I concur with Chantel I did the birth solo one time too. But you know the old saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder." Plus when you got an eternity your 3 weeks or for people like me who spend up to a year apart its not that bad. I hate when my Michael is gone but its worth it knowing he loves his job and because of him there are plenty of other young men still alive to come home to there wives.