Wednesday, October 26, 2005

life's little moments

i had an absolutely fantastic experience today. often when i talk with wives of past wars, they marvel at the amount of communication we have today. it is not uncommon for jon & i to chat online every day, not to mention phone calls, emails, and the classic letters of old. in many ways, it makes me feel badly that i have something these other couples didn't. i feel like there's some rite of passage as a military wife that i don't have to experience. that said. . . i still am thankful for what i have!

this week i got the blessed experience of getting a package from jon, and one that contained pictures and video at that! a few weeks ago he recorded a dvd of a chapel service, and never having actually heard him preach, this was something i greatly appreciated. it stirs up much emotion. i can't quite put my finger on exactly what these emotions are... if you have ever been away from a loved one for an extended amount of time, then see video of him, you know what i mean. more than phone, more than letters... it's like, it's the combination of senses that evokes these feelings. i never realized how important each sensor is until i was lacking. you see, when most married couples interact, it involves varied combinations of the senses. not only sight and sound, but smell...touch...taste...

unfortunately, even with our advanced technology, these latter three things are yet unattainable to me. so today, as you see...hear...smell...touch...taste...your spouse, think of these. bask in them. enjoy them, each of them. don't take even one for granted. i long for the day when i can do the same...

2 comments:

earl of lennox said...

i won't. also, i love your use of etc. periods...its...so...you...nice b blog. glad i could be the cult leader of our little staff blogging community...its cool..................

RandamRamblings said...

so are you saying this is a cult?