"Finally, I get to be a wife!"
Seth & Monroe had only been married one month before Seth deployed. I thought it was the sweetest thing when I heard her squeal that she was excited to get to be a wife. Of course she's been a wife the past nine months, but as any military spouse knows, there's nothing like being together again.
Monroe was a ball of nerves when I first arrived. I could feel her nervousness and pure excitement from down on the gym floor where I stood watching her interact with her mother-in-law and brother-in-law while they waited for their soldier to come through those doors. I figured she would completely lose it once she & Seth were reunited. But as soon as they went in for that first hug, there was nothing but stillness- a calm and beautiful quiet enveloped them. Nine months- erased with the sweetest kiss and a hug that seemed to never end.