Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Learning to Appreciate Red Lights

Welp, The husband is out again, workup number 7 or 8 since April? I've lost track.. he's been away nearly 85%  or more of the time since then. It's crazy to think, but the time has flown by... now, Deployment is nearing. We'll get through that just as we have these past months.

As I drove to base today, to see my Sailor off.. We were sitting at a red light, at first I was thinking about how long the red light was.. then I smiled. It's the little moments we take for granted. It was the last few minutes I had with my husband, Why rush it? My mentality changed completely.. I wanted the red light to last just a little bit longer. A few more minutes of conversation with my best friend.

 Sadly, Red lights turn green, my husband is probably napping on the boat by now, and I'm here pecking away on this keyboard. I'm content. Sure, I'm going to miss him.. well, I miss him a little bit right now.. but I'm thankful I was able to embrace the extra minutes that were granted by something so simple.. A red light.

Days like today... you learn to appreciate red lights, because every extra minute with him means so much.


  1. I know exactly how you feel! I drove him to the ship last night & I was thinking the same thing.

  2. This was me 2 months ago. I was glad when a car would cut us off. It was another second with my husband.
    I know you're strong girl. It will all be over before you know it!

  3. Soooo completely true! I love moments like that, that make you embrace a special moment. Moments that slow you down and make you think about what really is important.

    I'm so bummed that your alone again:( I really wish we lived closer!

  4. A Marine's Wife- Thank you :)

    Mrs. Gambizzle- Even though they are gone for a while.. I'm so happy that because of all the time apart, I can so so clearly the little things I use to take for granted.

    Skinnie Piggie- Thank ya :)

    Samantha- Thank you. The next 3 years are going to be fun, hitting us with Back to back and the 2nd a world cruise.

    Goodnight moon- I love moments like that as well.. Makes me want to pay attention more.. What else am I missing? lol And, I would LOVE it if we were near each other.. sappy movies and a big bucket of ice cream with you would be awesome! lol

  5. So true! Gotta love the little things. :)