A couple weeks ago I was volunteering at an event and I was half-listening, half-paying attention to the people I was there to help, and half-partaking in the conversation. My sweet beautiful friend was talking about her hubby and his impending deployment. It was a conversation I have heard come from my mouth and the mouth of many of my friends. We wish they could just leave. We could have this beautiful end and then snap they would be gone and we wouldn’t have this dreaded preparation time, the dreaded goodbye. If you are a milspouse, or mil-anything – girlfriend, fiance’, boyfriend….you know that that time is really hard. Quite frankly it sucks a lot. Its tense and sad. Its an anxious time, pre-deployment; and I feel like it will never end. We usually fight a little more, I tend to be a little more emotional. I know the feeling of just wanting to wake up and just have him be gone. Throw kids in the mix and well, it just gets harder. You want to be in control for them. It’s a kindredness that seems to erase years of getting to know someone, building a friendship. Not many people can come into your life and you feel as if you practically already know them. The hard part of the military life is leaving so many friends, so frequently. The great part of military life is finding them wherever you may go.
So, when I was in the car the other day, and heard Maroon 5’s newest release “Daylight” I couldn’t stop the tears. Have you heard the words to this song?