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2 years ago / military wife / personal

I’m sitting at gate 81 of the Brisbane Airport as I type this...

I’m sitting at gate 81 of the Brisbane Airport as I type this… 3 hours before I’m scheduled to depart. Way too early because the boy had to drop me off and then take a long drive back to Toowoomba before it gets too late.

I’ve never thought I’ll cry so hard… I mean, we have been through this countless times. He flies, I fly… so many departures and reunions at different airports around the world. We ought to be used to this by now, shouldn’t we?

But I ended up crying in the middle of dinner - “this feels like the last supper” - and bawling my eyes out again when he pulled up at the airport.

“I’ll see you in 2 weeks alright baby girl!!”

“NOOO. It’s TWELVE days!!!!!!!!!”

And so, the counter resets again. T-12 it is now.

I can get through this.

I will get through this.