Well, today was an OK day. It is always hard to spend the day together knowing that by tomorrow I will not be able to reach out and touch him. I will not be able to have one of his great hugs whenever I want. And I will not be able to chat with him, neither in person or on text messaging whenever I want. Communication becomes a little more difficult, but not impossible.
Our kids have all handled this one better than I could have imagined. Even our youngest...who I expected to have a tough evening, but to my amazement has been able to talk about deployment without tears.
I am awaiting the kids goodbyes, which will happen at their bedtimes, and I am sure it will be a tough one. Then I plan to hug and hold on to him until we have to take him to the hangar for departure.
I love him dearly. “God please keep him safe”!!!