I was like a kid running into a toy story. I just couldn’t wait and was so excited! I had to wait until 10:00 at night, but it was definitely worth it. I pulled up, parked my car and waited at the bottom of the escalator. And I waited some more, wondering if I’d missed him.
And then there he was! First Lieutenant Milton Turner caught my eye, flashed me a smile and embraced me wearing his ACU uniform. He hasn’t been home since July 3rd and was only going to be home for 60 hours. It felt great to have him in our house and to sleep next to him in our bed. Although I won’t admit it to him, it even felt great to see his stinky socks on the floor.
We ate some of his favorite foods like Wick’s Pizza, Lonnie’s and Wild Eggs. He cooked one of his amazing meals. The rest of the time we just enjoyed each other, caught up on some of his missed television shows and just enjoyed being loved by the other person.
Although his abs are more chiseled (thank to Army PT every morning), he still has the same personality and tells the same goofy jokes. He still leaves the light on when he leaves a room and still rolls over every morning to give me a good morning kiss.
That’s my husband and as much as I knew I missed him, I didn’t realize how bad it was until he was here. I then realized it again once he was gone. After dropping him off at the airport and returning home, I felt something was missing. He was missing. It was no longer the same.
Unfortunately he won’t be back for good until December (it was originally beginning of November). Insert sad face. But, luckily thanks to Christopher Columbus I get to see him again this weekend. Insert a smile! If you love somebody, let him/her know. If you’re not spending quality time with him/her, take advantage of the minutes on the clock while they’re still there. None of us are perfect, but all of us deserve to be loved. Remember, love comes in all shapes and sizes. Don’t limit your definition of love to someone of the opposite (or same) sex. Love can equally be experienced through family, friends, volunteering and following your passion. God loves you and so do I – just don’t try to crawl up in my bed in the middle of the night and snuggle with me!