I'll never forget the first time one of my friends told me she packs away all of her husbands bathroom items (razor, shaving cream, toothbrush, deodorant, brush, shampoo, soap, etc...) the day after he leaves for deployment.
I had NEVER of heard of this and frankly it had never crossed my mind. However, looking back I can kind of see her point. If looking at that stuff everyday for weeks makes you sad or upset, then why not pack it away? I imagine we all have things that change in our habits once they "are gone". For instance, I keep one of his t-shirts out of the wash for as long as possible. It smells like him and is strangely comforting.
So, while the fact your bathroom vanity and shower might be void of any trace of your loved one (which is entirely okay), here are five things that signal my spouse is deployed:
How are things different in your life when your spouse deploys or is away for a long period of time? Are you having cereal for dinner regularly? Is the TV on all night? Maybe you sleep with your cell phone? Share your "signs" in the comment section!
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