Post # 1
I was just sitting on the couch with my husband the other day and we were playing around kicking each other in the feet (super lightly) and giggling.
And suddenly I realized–wow, we’re both here, right now. 🙂 This is something I had been waiting all deployment for–for the little things.
Do you ever notice the little things more than your non-military couple friends, just because you’ve gone through long deployments?
(Or for long distancers–do you appreciate the little things more, too?)
Any happy “here in this moment” stories? I feel like being happy today.
Post # 3
That’s a cute story. I dated an army guy for years before FI so i know what you mean about the “little moments” that you don’t get to have as often as you’d like.
With FI, even though we see each other all the time. I still love the small moments of happiness when it is just us, being silly together.
Post # 4
Every moment of every day that I get to spend with PenguinGuy could be listed as a happy ‘here in this moment’ story! Absolutely nothing beats the other night when we were laying in bed together after a long day and just talking about every tiny silly little thing that came into our heads. It was simple, it was peaceful, and it was perfect.
Post # 5
My new hubby (married 11.29.10) just came home from Iraq Nov. 23, 2010 and yes I can so relate to those “little things” moments. There are certain ways he looks at me when I do silly things that I would always miss seeing. When you have someone overseas heck you miss just being able to pick up the phone and call them for any reason. It’s always planned or brief and if you get lucky they’ll be in an area with decent internet long enough to have a converstion. We sat down together and wrote out Christmas cards last night and we were on top of the world. One of my favorite moments is when we take our shower and he washes my hair for me.
Post # 6
My boyfriend and I lived apart for a more than 2 1/2 years (He was living in Toronto, I was living in Montreal), I just recently moved to Ontario and it’s so crazy being with him 24/7 instead of only being able to visit every couple of weeks or so! It almost hasn’t completely sunk in yet that we now have virtually unlimited time together! It’s wonderful just existing alongside him.
Post # 7
Ah, i know the feeling . It gives you a very unique perspective on life and your relationship, that’s for sure
Post # 8
Its always are the little things that mean the most. Even tho me and my husband are recently married and he hasn’t been deployed yet(hopefully he wont) I always cherish the little things that we do cause I never know when hes gonna get called to leave.
One day I came home from my classes after he stopped by for lunch and he left a note on our fridge and it read “Hey honey sorry I missed you but I came home for lunch just to see you but I guess your still in class. I love you honey and I’ll see you once I get off” and i literally smiled with tears running down my face. I kept the letter in our keepsake box to look back at it every now and again. I love my husband but sometimes I hate that hes in the army but I know that I have to be there to support him with everything because I chose to be with him and love him no matter what.
Post # 9
Sometimes I think its the little things that get me thru the day, and many times we don’t think about it until we’re seperated, that or really appreciate them. I now find myself grinning from ear to ear even as I respond to this post. Awww….time to text Mr. and send plenty of xoxo’s….lol
Post # 10
So true. As hard as it’s been to be apart from my soldier, it has really been a growing experience for us. It has given us such an amazing appreciation for eachother. We cherish every moment of leave, every phone call, and every letter. I’m preparing for a deployment, I dunno if you can ever feel ready for something like that. It’ll be the first. I’m already looking forward to him coming home from it. He’s based in New York and I’m in florida so we aren’t near eachother anyways. I’ll just be so glad when I know he’s home and safe and thennnn we can get married!!!!
Post # 12
My FH is away with work (The Army) working with the US Army right now. I’m happy because
A) he will be home at midnight tomorrow
B) he was only gone for a week, compared to a tour, even a short tour, this is nothing… so I’m counting my lucky stars
Post # 13
My happy moment today: Husband is going out for a short underway (few weeks) during a hectic time at school with practicals and exams. Perfect timing because I can put all my focus on school. I will miss him though.
Post # 14
I had one particular happy thought that’s stuck with me last year, a little while after we got married in May ’10. I was doing laundry and was feeling a little crabby in the typical “Blargh, I wish he helped me out more around the house” kind of mood. I pulled out his uniform from the washing machine, and for some reason I stopped, stared at it, and nearly burst into (happy!) tears, thinking, “Why am I in this mood? I’m doing his laundry because he’s HOME — be thankful!!” Any time I feel like being bitchy, I just think back to that moment and I feel better. 🙂
Gah, I’m going to be a mess when I won’t be able to do his laundry once we get to the next duty station…
Post # 15
Today he came into the kitchen and kissed me (a tiny little kiss) and it’s cold and wintery and we have rugs and static shock problem, so he sometimes builds up a charge on purpose.
So his kiss shocked me. “Gotchya didn’t I?”
Hahha. Gotta love him.
Post # 16
Thinking like that does put things into perspective for sure!