My Dearest Soldier,
You forgot to leave the porch light on for me the night you left. Made it hard to see the doorknob through the tears.
You put the colander on the wrong shelf in the cupboard. Took me ten minutes to strain the macaroni.
You left some unpacked clothes on the bed. I slept in the living room that first night, though admittedly, not very well and not for very long.
I hit my head on your sunglasses every time I get in my car, but I don’t have the heart to move them.
You forgot to wash the griddle you used to make me breakfast one last time. I’ll take care of it for you.
You forgot to move the digital movies to my computer. I’m pretty sure the cat erased the other file from my computer, as it sits empty on the desktop. She also managed to rename the file. I’ll pick up another copy of The Lorax for the kids.
You didn’t wipe the sink after the last time you shaved. I’ll get to that this weekend.
There isn’t enough chocolate in the world to fill the hole in my heart, but you’re still making me laugh from wherever it is in world you are right now. My darling husband, my best friend, you are very loved and very missed.
Just keep breathing and we’ll see you soon, my love.
Forever Yours, Forever Waiting.