As I struggle with the thought of not seeing him everyday, I find myself not so much worrying about myself, but for him. I know it will be difficult, and I'm sure I'll have struggles, but for him, to be away from us for 2 months is going to be hard, especially not knowing if he'll be able to come home for Christmas, not to mention our 9 year anniversary at the end of January. Days driving a semi are mostly very long and boring, I fear the days will drag on and on for him.
I'm not even sure where I wanted to go with this post, just needed to get it out. I find myself being strong, and holding it together when I'm with him, but as soon as I dropped the kids off this morning and got back in the car, I lost it. Don't get me wrong, I'm a very independent person. Since we've been married he's been away from home for around 18 hrs a day, if not more. From going to school and working full time, to getting a job that requires the same number of hours, to driving truck and being out of town for a week at a time, this has been our life. But 2 months?! Its a little scary.
Are you in a similar situation? What do you do to help your husband/wife/significant other cope? What about your children? How do you prepare them for not being able to give hugs and kisses for so long?