…seeing my husband even when he’s in the field.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how spouses dealt before the Internet age, especially during my mom’s time as a military spouse. My husband is doing a tour in Korea right now, and my dad did a tour in Korea as well (1986-1987). The biggest difference between what I am experiencing from my mom is that I get to see my husband’s face when I talk to him.
When my dad left for Korea, I was a 4 month-old infant. The way my parents communicated was snail mail and phone calls from the USO. My dad was only able to see pictures of me through mailed Polaroid pictures. I can’t imagine waiting weeks to receive a letter to see your loved one. Back then, all tours to Korea were unaccompanied too. Families were not allowed to live in Korea on the military’s expense.
Anyway, I feel so thankful that I’m able to see my soldier’s smile in real time. We truly live in an amazing world!