My Man. He is amazing!! When he's not making me crazy. Well even then. He makes the sacrifices to provide for us. He is gone for 28 days and home for about that. The first few days I miss him so. My heart longs for him, yearns for him, and the bed? It feels like it grew about 5 feet. I hold his pillow and breathe in his scent. I stay busy. I raise our kids and TRY not to chew them up and spit them out.
Everyone at work knows "it's that day". They leave me alone, they quietly support me, and try to stay under the radar. I work with really great folks.
The worst part is before he goes to the rig. He is lonely, he misses me, the kids, his bed, and us. Before TTWD, it wasn't like this. We were often more than ready to go our separate ways just to get a break from the tension. Now, it's just not that way. We are constantly amazed at how much better things are.
He is the love of my life. I strive to be a better wife to him and mother to our kids. The bottom line is, he makes me want to be a better me. So, I will do the right things (hopefully), follow the rules (Please let that be the truth this time), and be so happy when he is home again (always)