Well it's official DH has left. It was a tearful goodbye for the kids and I and a painful departure for him. Although we've been doing this for a while this time it seems harder. I think it was because he was so close to retirement. I know that November will be especially hard for me because it's when he'll complete training and head to Iraq but also because he was suppose to be putting in his retirement papers that month. I think I was unknowingly waiting for that day but that day isn't going to come when planned. Well, I've waited before and I'll wait again. Him coming home safe is all that I need from all of this. Well... enough rambling.. I'll be back later with a card.