We heard through the grapevine that Alfred's unit will likely be deployed again in a year or so, this time to Afghanistan. Though it is not yet official, I can feel it in the very depths of my soul. There are dark, heavy storm clouds rolling in on the horizon...the backdrop of my life. Cloaked in dread and sadness at the thought of having to spend another year apart, yet trying to put on a happy face for my family. A facade.
The reality is that time waits for no one and I can not put my life on hold. What I can do is make this next year as special as I can by building a collection of happy memories ~ conversations, good meals, love, activities, laughter, music, movies, candlelight, intimacy, and togetherness. Life is made up of small moments, some are mundane while others are marvelous. Woven together they tell a tale, the story of our life.