last night was very strange for me. for those of you who don't know, i'm playing a soldier's wife in my church's Judgment play this year. but i'm also a soldier's wife in real life whose husband is deployed. while i knew this year's role could be very emotional for me, i didn't expect the reaction and train of thought i had last night.
after i say goodbye to my soldier in the play, i walk off stage and then back on to read a letter. at the end of the letter i'm supposed to cry but the past couple of nights i've had a hard time making myself cry. and then last night during the second show the tears didn't start until i was walking off the stage and i couldn't make myself stop for a few minutes. but instead of being upset about my husband being deployed, my mind went to a very different place.
why is it only in moments like that (moments where you say goodbye to your spouse to send them off to war) that the focus is the possibility of never seeing your loved one again. we should face every goodbye, everyday with that kind of intensity. God has not promised us a set amount of time on this earth. even when our military loved ones are home, we need to remember that every moment is precious. and this doesn't just apply to military families. this applies to civilian families also. no one is promised tomorrow, or even the next second...please cherish your loved ones with that thought in the back of your mind. you don't have to focus on the possibility of death but make sure you do your best to tell them and show them how much they mean to you.