This is not the first time John and I have not been together. I have had the occasional family trip here and there before we got married. However, this is the longest we have been seperated from each other in the almost seven years we have been together. Lets not forget there are not phone calls. I accidentally called him the other day. It wasn't the first time I had to stop and think about what I was doing.
A friend of mine is a Marine wife. Her husband has been in the Marines for about eight years now. She said seperations only get harder. I have to admit at first I was surprised by this, but she brought up a good point. When they come home you fall in love all over again and get to know each other all over. I am kind of looking foward to getting to know my husband all over again, even though we have been together for so long.
I thought that I would just have to get used to the fact that we were going to be apart a lot and I needed to get used to this feeling. I thought eventually it would get easier, but it isn't. I don't know if that is good or bad. But I liked the idea of getting to know him again and I believe it will add something more to our relationship.
You don't have to be seperated from your husband or loved one though to continue to fall in love with them. I think that is just the beauty of being married and being in a relationship where you truly love the other person. After we got married I developed this whole other love for John that I didn't think was possible. And even though he isn't here with me, I continue to fall in love with him all over through his letters and just knowing he loves me.
Distance does make the heart grow fonder.