November 17, 2003

In One Year...

In one year I'll be 38.

The WildChild will be 14.

We'll be without him for Christmas, New Years, all our birthdays and, in a few weeks, Thanksgiving.

In one year I will have attended my 20 year reunion while he is thousands of miles away.

In one year the WildChild will have entered high school.

In one year I will have made coffee for myself about 365 times.

In one year I will have gone to bed alone hundreds of nights, wishing he was here every one of them.

In one year I hope to sleep through the night without waking up and wondering why it is suddenly so quiet

In one year I will have obsessively checked email thousands of time to see if he has written.

In one year I will have checked the Caller ID hundreds of times to make sure he didn't call while we were gone.

In one year I will have wondered how my heart has kept beating while being ripped in half.

In one year I will have (hopefully) paid off much of our debt so that we can have more money to do more things when he returns.

In one year I will have cried in the shower hundreds of time.

In one year I will have come to find out just how strong I can be when it "comes down to it".

In one year I'll have made countless video tapes, CDs and care packages to mail to the desert.

In one year...I just hope he's back home.

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