okay. this one's actually not wordless(ish) at all. even by my standards. but here goes.
this week's image:
but to me? it is extraordinary. and it brings tears to my eyes.
because (for six months now) we have been together. every day, every night. we wake up together, fall asleep together.
pray together,eat together,laugh together,
get sick of each other TOGETHER.
it's a luxury. one that i'm not getting used to (because that's dangerous and is bound to lead to heartbreak)
but one that i'm savoring. the way i savor a delicous piece of chocolate. holding on to the sweetness for as long as possible.
i am NOT taking it for granted. this year, these memories, will get me through many lonely days and nights down the line.
i will hold on to his smile when he walks in the door each day (at a NORMAL hour...early even!)
i will hold on to the shrieks of "DADDYYYYYYY!" that i get to hear every day.
i will even hold on to the dirty clothes allll over the floor,dang it.
because it's worth it.
and it's a gift. i think of all of the beautiful,strong women and mothers i know who lost their brave husbands.
i think of their children. and how for them there is no more together. not until eternity when they will be with their soldier again.
how can i possibly not realize what a treasure this is?
it's so sweet.
this year we are together.
thank you Lord. how could i ask for more?