8.05.2009

theme thursday :: kiss

For those of you new around here, i've been participating with theme thursday for most of this year. It's a day that i look forward to reading and sharing with this multi-talented group of individuals their take on a particular theme. i usually try to be witty but this week's theme and military man and mine current situation called for a more colorful twist to the topic...

kiss

first touch

wondering w a i t i n g ANTICIPATING

the taste of your

embrace

military man has shipped off and i'm left to my thoughts and over fifteen years of memories. hundreds or should i say thousands of women are left behind preparing themselves for the first kiss back with their spouses. it's as any of you may perceive it to be. hundreds of us waiting by a pier welcoming our guys home. i'll never forget my first homecoming. it felt like the scene out of an old WWII movie, hundreds of us on the pier peering over heads and shoulders trying to get a peek at our boys. then we saw and run to each other. it felt like slow motion but, somehow, we made it quickly into each others arms. so, sappy and romantic and i can't wait to relive that moment again.

23 comments:

  1. I hope the wait isn't long and that you get to hug and kiss your boy soon! Sweet image the one you describe :)

    xoxo

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  2. know it was great to see him the other week...thank you for the sacrifice you make to allow him to do his job. hoping your time is brief between and your kisses are long...

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  3. GREAT poem! I love all of my memories with Hubby! Hate that he's off again!

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  4. liza, how I can relate to this! Mom was the only family on the pier, when I returned from my first deployment. Surprised me to no end, as I had no clew she would be there( she actually got lost on the way and was aided by a state trooper, who let her reverse on the off-ramp! )Big kiss and a hug were waiting! Ah...memories! Thanks :)

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  5. truly romantic. I am not a military wife but I do know what you mean.

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  6. May there be MANY first kiss reunions as your man returns safely from each deployment!!

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  7. What sweet, incredible kisses those will be--

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  8. Try waiting after having been on a ship for several months...

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  9. @VE, longets I was gone, was over 5 months. A buddy of mine chose the carrier life and was gone for almost two years!

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  10. Praying he stays safe and back home kissing you again very soon!

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  11. That anticipation gave me goosebumps. May he be well, safe and back to you soon.

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  12. I'm married to a retired Navy Man. I never had to wait for his return from deployment because I did not know him back then. But, I can certainly imagine the tension and joy that go into those homecomings. Each return another mini honeymoon for the luck ones.

    But the Old Salt tells me that is not the case for a lot of the guys whose wives do not handle separation well.

    Sending best wishes to you and your hubby. It takes a strong man with an even stronger women to serve this nation till retirement.

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  13. I can't imagine what you Military wives go through as your men leave but the reunion must be something only you can understand. I hope he comes home safe and into your arms.

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  14. Those reunions must be so sweet- hope it won't be too long.

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  15. Hope the time passes before you know it and that you are reunited and smooching like nobody's business!

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  16. Sweet writing! Makes for wonderful reading :)

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  17. Reality check.

    Thank you for this post.

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  18. @all -- as always thanks for the visit and well wishes for military man. You can bet that our first kiss will be romantic and epic. Would hate to disappoint.

    @Marianna -- it will be one of our shortest, for a change.

    @Brian -- a wonderful week, indeed.

    @subby -- you must have been a young pup during your first deployment. welcoming arms come in all shapes and sizes.

    @Rita -- welcome and I think you would have enjoyed at least one homecoming. it's an experience you never forget. Your right it takes strength and endurance

    @jules -- thanks, and chin up! It'll be winter break before you know it.

    @california girl -- i know that military wives aren't the only ones with husbands away. hope your husband is near.

    @Jill -- God willing.

    @leah -- i hope more than just sweet.

    @VE -- sorry, surface ships deployment can be just as miserable.

    thank you @betsy

    @willow -- he gives me chills, too.

    @baino, cinnamon, wings & bobbie -- thank you and I making all preps to be smooch ready.

    @Megan -- your welcome. we are very proud to serve.

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  19. liza, oh yes! Joined up @17 and was not quite 19 on my first deployment(18-1/2). Come to think of it...I may have been the youngest one @sub school!

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  20. @subby -- so young and brave.

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  21. liza, still working on that story, heh...it's somewhat painful, it is...

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  22. Can't imagine the wait, but waiting can be rewarding :-)

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  23. Great post, Liza! I love the poem. I know the feelings you're talking about too, and You describe them very well. Thanks for sharing. :)

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Thank you.