We can do it

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


My good friend passed away yesterday.  She was married to a wonderful Navy man who just returned from a 7 month long deployment.  They were incredibly in love after 18 years of marriage.  She has 2 boys, ages 18 and 15.  They adore her.  On an average Friday night, they wanted to spend it at home with their parents. 

I can only hope that my kids get a lifetime with me, and that when they are teenagers, when they have free time, they will want to spend it with me. 

Her name was Andrea.  And she was beatiful.  And hilarious.  And courageous.  And she taught be alot about being a wife in the Navy. 

Another friend of mine described them like this:  "He looks like Superman and his wife is smokin hot."  They had everything.  And now their grief is overwhelming, palpable.

I am looking at my kids and my heart is aching.

My husband came home last night and I just wanted to take off all my clothes and get in bed with him.  Not even to have sex...but I just couldn't get close enough.  Those moments seem so desperate.  I cannot think of words to express how much my family means to me.  They are my world.

I hope tonight, you climb in bed with your loved one and make sure they know what they are to you.


mary said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. :-(

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. Gentle hugs for you during this difficult time.

Mike, Nicki, and the boys said...

We just suffered a loss as well recently and it has really effected us. Our dear friends from Japan were in a car accident. She has lost her husband and their boys 6 & 2 have lost their Daddy. We drove up to Oregon for the memorial, funeral and burial. He was a devout Catholic, Navy/Military ER Doctor,and had just returned several months ago from Afghanistan. With 1,000 at least at the funeral and at least a 1,000 more who couldn't make it, he will be dearly dearly missed.