He pulled away; distanced himself before he left. I stopped getting the sweet text messages, the excited to see you's... He said it's normal for him, to distance himself emotionally from loved ones so that it makes the deployment easier on him. And it makes sense. He's got plenty of other stuff to be concerned with and I'm going to be waiting for him here, safe at home. But I just wanted to spend every minute with him, hugging him, kissing him, protecting him from the world. He did indulge me on Thursday with a cuddle fest, and my world felt right again. I'll gladly wait for my man while he's gone. Then smother him with kisses on that wonderful day he comes home :-)
Lord, give me strength to get through this and keep my heart from breaking from missing him. Please let time fly by for these next 6 months, and keep my Danny-Boy safe under your watch. Amen.