My husband came home from work last night and said his deployment got bumped forward a little. It's not much, but it's enough to bump us from double digits down to single digits, which seems like a world of difference.
And I realized I had done that stupid thing that we all do from time to time: I had gotten attached to his departure date. When he told me it was sooner than that, I freaked out a little bit.
All of a sudden, it seems very real.