When you find out your husband is getting deployed, your world changes completely. The man you share your life with is leaving and there is no guarantee he will come home. Days fly by . . . hugs, kisses, and sighs . . . days on end trying not to cry too hard so you don’t make them feel bad. . . laying your head on their chest trying to memorize the sound of his heartbeat, the way he holds you. I want you to know that I will miss you beyond words. I’ve tried to hold it together, keeping in mind that each morning begins another day I don’t have you here. So while I wanted to tell you all of the things I love about us, I also wanted to tell you that I have wondered for so long, what will I do without you?
Here is my answer:
I will continue to build our home into what we want it to become. A place of love, warmth, respect, comfort, and joy (and I will probably redecorate all of the rooms!) I will love our little boy hard enough for the both of us and simply highlight all of your awesomeness while you are away. And I will love you harder and more than I ever have. I will appreciate you more for the sacrifices you are making on behalf of others. I will keep myself healthy. I will do things that make me happy. I will take care of myself! I will be strong! And I will honor what I promised you the night we became husband and wife when I placed your ring on your finger ‘as a symbol of my love and honesty, as a constant reminder, that I have chosen you, above all others. To be the one, to share my life.’ I love you Brannon Murphy.
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