All I can do I lie here and squeeze my pillow while staring at a picture of her. Some would say that is young and silly, but our love is young and stronger then ever. So as I lay here and wish that she be by my side, I will lie here and hold my pillow tight while I think of her
You may ask for some piece and quiet so you can concentrate
…he remains in silence for almost weeks to prevent detection, world conflict, and make it home alive.
You hate when the hot water runs out
…he makes his own power, freshwater, and heat and hopes to shower this week.
It annoys you when your brother or sister takes to long in the bathroom
…he shares his bathroom with over 120 of his shipmates
Your friend did not reply to your txt or return your phone call in time to make plans tonight
…he writes a 50 word email and pray it gets sent home to his loved one this time.
You pause to acknowledge the sunset today because it seemed more beautiful then yesterday
…he takes in the sun, the sky, the breeze, the smell, the sea, and the sounds around him knowing that this will be his last memory before the 90day dive into the deep, dark, unforgiving ocean.
The 1hr you sat in traffic today was unbearable
…he sat our 6hr watch guiding the submarine by only dark lit gauges and readings without complaint
Starbucks may have messed up your order
…he just ran out of our terrible off brand coffee, and there’s 30 days left
You didn’t feel like doing your homework so you can enjoy the night
…he had only slept 2-3 hrs a day for weeks, but when afforded the extra time to yourself, heinsist on studying and completing his qualifications
Your running out of closet space…he lives out of a single drawer for months.
You kiss your loved one goodbye before work
…she kisses him goodbye and prays that she may hear from him atleast once, and that he returns home safe in three months.
Your queen size bed is not as comfortable as you would like it to be…he lays down in a6x3x3 rack for a couple hours each night.
You smell smoke, call 911 and wait outside patiently in hopes that the firedepartment makes it there on time
…he jumps out of bed, puts on the fire fighting equipment in seconds to fire the fire before it can kill everyone onboard.
Your annoyed by your boss and can care less about what he asks of you today…he knows that with a single command and without hesitation he could end the lifestyle of thousands and begin a nuclear war.
You talk about the days events and how work went
…he answers questions with, ‘im not at liberty to discuss that’ ’ I cannot confirm nor deny’ or simply ‘i don’t know’
Falling asleep in the middle of a restaurant (completely upright as if was watching the game haha) was pretty annoying. Work really kicked my ass this week. Fortunately I had the coolest waitress this side of texas to chill with
After 32hrs without sleep on the submarine, knees swollen, back aching, head pounding, hands scared and bruised, exhausted, eyes burning, feet numb, muscles week, without seeing sunrise or set in weeks, isolated from the ones we love, serving silently, secretly, and sacrificing our everyday lives for the duty given to us, that which most of the public is not aware nor recognizes…to be told that the possibility of work without pay exists…sickens me
Not as much as those who do not appreciate the family, friends and stability in their life. Taking for granted the time they have with them, while we are here, biting our lip and growing numb so they don’t have to.
Enjoy everything you have, everyone you love, every minute