When my beloved, the man in blue, is about to leave, I prepare mentally and emotionally. I gush. Simply put, I get mushy. Well, I try anyway. He has a tendency to start distancing himself a bit. Not all the time, but there have been occasions. Of course, as many of you know, this is not uncommon. In fact, some guys/gals will pick fights just in the days leading up to a deployment because they theorize that it will make it easier to leave. I don't know about you, but if my guy left and we weren't on good terms, I would feel kind of funny. Not funny ha ha, but just weird you know. I guess I'd be uneasy, even feeling as though it was a bad omen.
Anyway, when he's about to get ready to travel for a short or even long period, I try to make the most of our moments together. Since we have children, I think it's important for them too. While we maintain normalcy so as not to upset their schedule to much, I try to make sure we do some fun and special stuff right before Daddy leaves. That way, they aren't so anxious about him going because they are enjoying the time up to the departure date and they will have a nice memory to enjoy until he returns home.
Now, don't get me wrong, we don't go all out and do crazy stuff like a whirlwind vacation or anything. Rather, we just enjoy a family movie night or special trips to the park more frequently. We may even get a cake or bake some cookies to celebrate whatever with Daddy.
As I type this, I know of a friend who is right at this very moment awaiting for hubby to get underway really, really soon. What's she doing, you may ask. She's on the computer.
So help me out here folks--send her virtual advice---get off line girl and get in his arms!
Of course, maybe he's playing Guitar Hero or something. If that's the case, all bets are off, carry on with your online stuff. ;)