The little things
Posted By: Kim Cash 03-01-13
I went to the grocery store for the first time yesterday to shop for just one - me. Walking up and down the aisles trying to adjust to a new meal plan without him was way more difficult than I expected. I passed by all of his favorite things - the double chocolate cookies in the bakery, the apple juice, the cinnamon & raisin bread - instead I tried to figure out how to cook for one. And then I sat in the car and cried for 10 minutes.
And I cannot number the times I have started to turn to him to show him a video on my computer or ask him about something I've read about boot camp only to realize that he really isn't here. I finally closed his bedroom door because I kept wanting to tell him to put his boots in his closet where they belong.
I know I will survive these 13 weeks and I know that I will build a new and different reality with him as a United States Marine, but I really do wish I could prepare myself for all the little things.
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