The kids and I went to the beach, to the inlet where the ships come in from the Atlantic ocean, to see if we could watch Matt’s ship come in. We timed it just right thanks to a tip from a fellow USS Farragut spouse. We watched the ship bearing my husband finish her month-long voyage out to sea and bring our man home to us. Since that day Matt and I have enjoyed one another, shared stories and thoughts, and been reminded about our gratitude for one another. We have another 4 weeks together before he goes on deployment, this time for much longer. And so it goes.