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Wondering

Stella wrote a paragraph on her Fifteen Months... blog that needs to be shared with every milspouse. I know we have all sat and wondered these things, and that many of our questions go unanswered. I often feel like my husband's deployments contribute immensely to who he is as a person, and yet I know nothing about them. His day-to-day life is a mystery to me. I wish I knew the little things: what he eats, how he sleeps, what movie he might've watched. And yet I know very little about a combined 29 months of his life...

Stella writes:

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and wonder what'shappening in that other parallel universe when he's living. Now thatI'm wondering this from Germany instead of California like I was lasttime doesn't seem to make me feel any closer to his world. It's 2:42 amright now, so he must be sleeping but I'm still curious about the smelland temperature of the air he's breathing in. I wonder what might havehappened today or what conversations he had that made a part of himgrow or change perspectives. There are so many things that I will neverknow about, so many conversations about the small details of ourparallel lives I know will never be recounted. The collective weight ofthe significance ofthese many seperately experienced momentswakes meup in the middle of the night.

(Thanks to Post Tenebras Lux for the link.)

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