I had to share this link. The Day After He Left for Iraq
I particularly like this line:
"There is no graceful, easy, painless, romantic way to send your husband off to war. The emptiness left behind the fading sound of his boots is deafening."
The very last portion reminds me quite a bit of the portion of Hello Jupiter that I quoted here.
I really like this as well:
"With my belly swollen, again, I stood in a parking lot, holding our second newborn and searching for a way to say goodbye. Again. This time, Iraq beckoned. I had no way of knowing what would become of us. Of him. Of our marriage. I only knew one simplified version of our life, our struggle: I loved him."
Great read. I want to add the book to my wishlist.