Well I’m back, and made it through the worst vacation ever. I ended up being sick the entire time, and yet fortunately my husband was with me and took good care of me. It seems we are completely cursed when it comes to anniversaries. Every year on our anniversary, one of us is either sick or in the hospital; it’s been a running joke now as to who it will end up being. Why we even try to plan romantic getaways for our anniversary anymore, is beyond me.
In between the mad dashes to the bathroom, my husband kept saying, “Well at least we’re together.” I just rolled my eyes at him and thought to myself, as sweet as that sounded, he couldn’t possibly mean it; and yet he kept insisting that he really did. After seeing the look in his eyes, I believe he really meant it. Being in the military and working for a department that operates 24 x 7, my husband gets very little time off from work. He also doesn’t get paid overtime, even if he works a 60 hour week; so I just feel awful that he had to spend his only few days off, tending to me.
Anyway, I’m home now and trying not to feel frustrated, and yet I really feel like forces beyond our control, once again cheated us out of quality time together. As soon as we got home today, we also received some unexpected news. While we were away, my husband’s unit was trying to reach him; it seems that they have a very special job for him, one that will take him away from me for over a year. I’m excited for him, because this is exactly the break in his career that he’s been waiting for, but of course I will miss him when he goes. This is the life of a military family though, and we will get through it just like we always have.