We’re smack dab in the middle of a two year remote tour. It’s a small world, until the one you love is on the other side of it.
It’s been 1 year, 2 months, 11 days since his first flight took him towards his duty. 10 months, 4 days later he flew home for three short weeks of R & R.
It’s been 3 months, 3 days since I waved good-bye (again).
It’s been 94 days since I’ve seen his face (in person). (Thank God for Skype!)
13 weeks since I kissed him.
2256 hours since I’ve fallen asleep to his lullaby snores.
135,360 minutes since I whispered I love you’s in his ear.
8,121,600 seconds I’ve taken it one moment at a time.
At least 295 days remain in this tour (probably more.)
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!
Oh, I love this pic! What a beautiful couple you two are… and what a strong relationship you obviously have.
Rachel @ Following In My Shoes says
Sigh — I don’t know how you do it!
What a sweet beautiful post. You guys are so cute!! 🙂 I had a long distance relationship with my hubby for 5 years and it really made us stronger today. There’s nothing like love that can withstand absence.
Oh gosh, thank you Courtney. xxoo
I so feel your pain. Hubby’s tour in Iraq I swear time stood still.
Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy says
What a nice way to express how you feel!
April Decheine says
You two are so cute!!!!!
Awwww, so sweet!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
It’s both sad and adorable.
((hugs)) please thank him for his service for me. I know it must be hard but I bet the reunions are pretty magical.
Jenn @therebelchick says
Each time my hubs is away for work, I think of how hard it must be for you and other military wives. My heart goes out to you, it really does!
Thank you Jenn, that means a lot. xo
Zippy Sandler says
WOW – that is the sweetest post.
Thank you Zippy.
You two are so cute!! ((( HUGS )))
Apryl @ Christian Clippers says
Hope he comes home soon!
((((hugs))))) I don’t know how you do it. Hang in there.
(HUGS) I don’t know how you do it. It really puts it into perspective when you break it down to minutes and hours like that 🙁
Yeah! I try not to think about it! Which of course is not possible! 🙂
Tricia Nightowlmama says
awwww I remember when my x served in dessert storm that certainly was 4 yrs I don’t want to relive ever again. Hope he comes home soon.
Thank you to him for serving our country and keeping us safe. Prayers to keep him safe.
Virginia from That Bald Chick says
I thought I was going to go insane when my husband went to Saudi… for two weeks! I don’t know how you do it!
Theresa Milstein says
So sweet. I can’t imagine being apart from my husband for that long. Must be difficult beyond description.
Some days more than others-but you get into your routines and things…