The Mall

I don't go to the mall.  I don't enjoy the mall.  It just seems like a place where bad things can happen.  I guess that could be my PTSD talking (I did mention I went to war, right?) or the fact that the mall is just an uncomfortable place for me.  When my husband was…

He’s home!..kind of.

Yesterday evening at around 5 p.m. I got a call from my husband to come and get him from his unit.  To say that I was excited is an understatement.  He has been gone for so long and this last stretch of training included a 2 week period with absolutely no communication. It has been…

He feels like a ghost

My husband came home!  He was here with us for all of 48 hours.  He is starting to feel like a ghost to me.  He's been gone since July and he's come home twice now, but the time he was home was so short that it seems like a dream.  This is difficult. He is…

Resentment, love, and strength

My husband has been gone since July.  Okay, that's not entirely true because he came home for 32 hours in August, but even now that short bit of time we had with him seemed like a dream.  I miss him.  I noticed last week when I was walking up my stairs to go to sleep…