Friday morning I woke up to a quick email from the hubby telling me that he arrived safely. I hadn't heard from him since Wednesday afternoon between flights and I was trying to keep calm. I know from previous deployments that I have to be patient, but just because I know that doesn't mean it was easy. I kept reminding myself that no news is good news.
Then, Friday afternoon my phone rang with a number I didn't recognize and I almost didn't answer. Boy, am I glad I did! It was my hero on the other end and it was so great to hear his voice. I wasn't expecting a phone call because in the craziness of pre-deployment, we forgot to buy calling cards. All three of the kids happened to be in the house at the time and I put the hubby on speaker but didn't tell the them who it was. I said "Okay, say hi" and when he did, you should've seen the way their faces lit up!
He called again late last night (his early morning) and I went to bed for the first time all week with a smile on my face.
And again this afternoon my phone rang (I don't think twice now when that number shows up on my caller I.D.) and the kids all got to say hello. We can't wait for his internet to get hooked up so that we can Skype. But until then I will soak up every second of every phone call and replay it in my head until the next time my phone rings.