This morning was slightly difficult. Brent was gracious enough to wake up when I did in order to visit with me an appease my worries while I was getting ready this morning. We then said goodbye and I hurried to my car with tears in my eyes. I called him twice on the way to school. Once before class started, and at lunch. Okay, so I may be slightly pathetic.
I find it completely fascinating that we did this for 4 years in college. The goodbyes. The parting. The phone. The no phone. The...distance.
Although we made it through college, and grew through that experience, it is so much different on this side of marriage. We weren't us yet. I wasn't completely dependent on him yet. The two become one in so many more ways than I could have imagined and it is difficult to part, even though I know it's only 10 days...there are many who have to go much longer. I understand, and I don't want to demean any of those who have to go through that.
He called when they landed in Detroit before he boarded the plane for Amsterdam! He won't arrive until Wednesday afternoon in Ethiopia, but I probably won't hear from him until sometime later via email.
God is faithful. I know this. I just need to learn to live this. Thanks for your prayers, for him and for me! I'm headed off to some friends now and plan on camping out there for awhile. I don't do well by myself! Micah is making a trip here this weekend and that gives me something to look forward to...
I'll keep you posted as much as I can, but I will be in the dark as well :)