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Monday, February 16, 2009

Time

Time is funny.

Sometimes it seems to fly by; other times it seems to stand still.

For me, unfortunately, time seems to be standing still right now.

Joe has only been gone for 2 wks, but it already feels like too long. I guess that's because he was gone for the month of Jan too, so we only saw him for a few days before he deployed.

When he was gone last time it didn't seem to pass so slowly, but maybe that's because it was only four months and that just seemed so doable; this one year thing is not so doable.

I already find myself anticipating seeing him again on his 1/2 way point, but that doesn't do me any good to start looking forward to it now when he just left! That will really make time pass by more slowly.

But I can't help it. I already imagine waiting at the airport where we dropped him off and being wrapped up in his arms for a big hug.

I've been lucky to be able to chat with Joe and I've been trying to stay busy -the kids definitely keep me busy! - (I haven't even been able to blog as much as I used to!) but it still feels like there are too many hours in the day.

But every day I can count down is another day closer to his return; so I'm trying to focus on that.

Some days though I just really, really, miss my husband.

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50 comments:

Tina said...

Sending you big hugs from here. I can't imagine how you must feel - I'll pray for you guys and hope that time passes quickly for you!

Junior said...

Keeping you in our prayers, sure hope the time passes quickly.

Ellen said...

Reading this just makes my heart ache for you. I have a ton of admiration for you and Joe. Kids keep you busy, yes, and the times does pass, but being without your partner adds such a weight.

The Munck Family said...

I'm keeping you all in my prayers. This isn't the same but when Arthur was so sick with cancer my biggest fear was not having tomorrow with him. YES, I know I too would have my kids but nothing can replace your best friend or the hugs/love they give. So, many ((HUGS)) and love coming your way!!!

Sandra said...

Sending you hugs Michelle, I know this is extremely tough and there really isn't anything I can say to make it better.

No matter how much we know that time will eventually pass and we will get through this, when you're actually going through it, it's heartbreaking.

For me, the weekends were the hardest.

I'm keeping you all in my prayers.

Hugs,
Sandra

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I miss him too...*sigh*

Let me know if you need anything.

Mom24 said...

No advice, just plenty of {{{hugs}}}. I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine how hard it's going to be. It really is a tremendous sacrifice from all of you.

Lori said...

I am so sorry, I can only imagine how hard it is to be without him. I will keep you in my prayers and will send this cyber (((hug))) your way.

Beth said...

We all appreciate your sacrifice - and it is such a big sacrifice!!!!!

Hugs to you and the kids!

chelle said...

awww Big hugs!!!!!!! I can only imagine how much you miss him!

mommaof4wife2r said...

you poor thing...and i'm here upset about hubs doing business travel all the time and being gone again this week. and you have helped me put this in perspective. thank you.

and i'm so sorry that you can' getthat big hug from him..but here's one from me {HUG}

much more than a mom said...

Aw, I can't even imagine how much that would completely suck.

Carol N. said...

Michelle, do you know about Skype? You can talk live with video - all you need is a free skype account and a web cam.

I really have no idea if Joe can do this on his end - not sure if this is realistic - but I thought I'd mention it, just in case.

Hope you're well!

Killlashandra said...

Lots of hugs!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I wish I could give you a big hug! I know those days suck... just take it hour by hour... I found on the days I missed Frank the most I would send him an email. Even though I knew he wouldn't read it right away it still made me feel connected.

Ruby's Mom said...

Big Hugs!!

amy flege said...

Iam sorry you have to go through this Michelle! hugs from us!

Heather said...

Michelle, I'm so sorry time is passing so slowly. I'm sending hugs your way!

joan said...

I'll keep you in my prayers and pray that your time apart goes quickly.

Bailey's Leaf said...

I'm so sorry. Hugs to you and the family.

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

I can only imagine how tough that has got to be! (((HUGS)))

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Oh Michelle :( I think about you daily and wonder how you are doing. I hope that time speeds up for you. I just really wish that you weren't separated like this.

Karly said...

I can't even imagine. {hugs}

Melissa said...

God Michelle, I can NOT begin to imagine what you are going through. It must be PURE agony...sending you great big HUGS!!

Also pls know that I have great respect for you & your family;)

Anonymous said...

I really miss you too sweetie. I'm just so glad that we are able to chat and all like we do. Give kayla and lucas a big hug and kiss for me.

just remember...

I LOVE YOU more than i miss you!
joe

Bethany said...

Aww, I get to comment after Joe! How sweet is that?!??! I can't even pretend to know how you feel right now, but I can only imagine. I hope his time away flies by ... I am sure it doesn't seem like it now, but you will wonder where the time went when you have your arms around him again. HUGS.

Nancy M. said...

I hope it gets easier for you! {{HUGS}}

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow, Michelle. Can't imagine how tough it is.

Praying for you (and for him.)

Beth said...

I'm so sorry you are having to go through this. Wishing you the best of thoughts and hoping that time will speed up for you.

Tarrah said...

Saying a prayer for you michelle, I hope there is lots of sunshine in your day today. thank you for what your family does!

Finding Normal said...

I'm so sorry you're missing him. My husband is only gone for a week at a time. I can't even imagine a year. I'm glad you're able to chat with him. Can you plan a few things to do by yourself in the near future to give you something to look forward to? I find that to help the slow days pass a tiny bit faster.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

HUGS!! Praying that time flies by for you both and they he is home safely before you know it.

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Awww! (hugs)

I wanted to come over and tell you good luck. One of your bloggy friends nominated you in my special LOVE giveaway!

Linda

Jen said...

I can only imagine friend. Hugs.

Tricia said...

I am so thankful for your family's sacrifice and I am hoping this gets easier and the time flies.

Perhaps sooner is better than later for a visit? We can pass time together!

Leslie said...

Sending you hugs here too! Praying for you.

PEA said...

Why is it things we don't look forward to come by so fast and yet things we do look forward to, time just seems to drag by?! Inquiring minds want to know! lol My heart really goes out to you and I think just keeping yourself busy will be the best thing for you to do. xoxo

Cate said...

I'm thinking of you here, too.

Tracey said...

Sweetie, how could you NOT? Just keep busy with the kids, keep lots of notes and pictures of the stuff he's missing and the feelings you're experiencing. I'm sure he's just as desperate to come back as you are to have him home.

Hugs...

kyouell said...

Here's hoping that time magically starts passing quickly and you have him home to you & your family soon.

Lianna said...

Oh my heart! I feel sad for you. I hope that this big ole earth spins a little faster and the halfway point comes quick! Take some time to be good to yourself!♥

A Life Full of Love said...

Aw, I am sorry. There is nothing I can say that will make it better, but please know that I am praying that the time goes smoothly and FAST.

green gables girl said...

Michelle...
I haven't been here for a little while and was surprised that Joe had already left for deployment!
As you know, although we never did a year, I do understand to a certain extent those feelings of wondering how I was going to make it until our next time together.
Please know so many of us are thinking and praying for you...and Joe, and your whole family!
(((HUGS)))

Jeanette said...

Prayers for a QUICK year!

Michelle said...

Huge hugs Michelle! I can't imagine how hard this is on you, Joe and the family. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Tara said...

I'm praying for you and thinking of you. I can't imagine how much you miss him. Reading your blog reminds me not to take my husband for granted. I hope time passes quickly for you. Lot of hugs,
Tara

Corey~living and loving said...

:( I'm sending good thoughts your way. It has to be so hard.

Nancy said...

HUGS, I hope time picks up speed and flies by for you. My heart aches for you.

Kris said...

Sending hugs to you and a package to Joe....

We're all here with you.

Sue said...

I've been thinking about you a lot. I hope time starts picking up for you!