Looking forward to morning…
The best part of my day is when I first wake up. I open my eyes and smile. I start to tingle, just knowing that soon my phone will ring…. and then it does. I reach for it, check the caller ID, see the funny name of the calling card being used and then answer. I can’t hold back my excitement any longer. “Good Morning!” I say, “How was your day?” Then I hear it – the best sound in the entire world… a low masculine voice… “Hi Honey, how did you sleep?”
The entire conversation I have a huge smile on my face, maybe a tear or two slowly dripping out. I try to recall the events of the previous day and what we have planned for today. Then Pig Will and Pig Me Too have a turn. They laugh with Daddy about silly things – they have so many inside jokes – and it is so good to see the laughter and love on their little faces.
Today I saw a video about Navy pride… Honor… Courage… Commitment. I remembered special times when my husband and I were dating. I remembered how proud I was to see him Commissioned as an Officer. I relived our wedding day as I walked towards this man in uniform and said “I do!” I remembered our first deployment, how hard the time away from each other was. I remembered his homecoming – how proud I felt to wave that American Flag and see his plane landing. I felt… well…. proud. Pig Me Too pointed to the screen and shouted “there’s daddy!” and I laughed. I felt proud because she felt proud. I miss him… the days are so quiet without him…. but I smile each night before I go to bed because I feel proud that my husband is just waking up to start his day so that mine can be a much safer one. I smile because I know that the next time I open my eyes, I’ll hear the phone ringing.