marine corps baby

It rained the day you left.
It’s like God knew,
it’s like he felt it too.
But the water drops I saw
run down the windows as
I watched you leave,
didn’t compare to
the pools of tears
soaking into my cheeks.
The backwards roll of the tires
on the gravel
became the sound
my ears dread the most.
—  please come home

My husbands dad took this picture of him walking directly towards me when he came home from Afghanistan, I was so excited and nervous and happy for that deployment to have been over.. and now he’s leaving again and this time I’ll give birth while he’s away. The next picture taken like this, he’ll be walking towards his daughter for the first time. :) Can’t wait.