Lt. Gen. McChrystal and wife Annie McChrystal
picture found here
By the time Mister is finally home, it will have been 14 months that we've been together with only two weeks of that time physically with one another. It definitely hasn't been a walk in the park, but Skype has made it easier. In fact, without Skype, we wouldn't be with each other - it's as simple as that. Thankfully, I won't have to deal with seperation for six more years, but there is someone worth mentioning that has - Mrs. McChrystal, Lt. Gen. McChrystal's wife...
When I first read the article, The Runaway General, I wasn't really sure what to expect. To be completely honest, I was getting tired of reading [short attention span and horrible reading comprehension] until I came across a part that grasped my attention. Did you know that for the past seven years, Mrs. McChrystal has seen her husband less than 30 days a year? That means in 2555 days, she has seen him less than 210 days.
Mouth open.. jaw basically to ground... I find my hands clapping all of a sudden... she deserves a round of applause!
For me to take on a peice of her task - I won't even begin with media and all of the other things being a Generals wife would include in [mainly because I have no idea] - that would mean I would have to endure six more years of what I am doing. Thank you Jesus that I don't, but holy buckets batman, that's a long time from being away from your man! She is one strong woman!
I think we all should be thankful for that time we do get to spend with our loved one, because in the military life, you never really know how long it's going to be until the next time. For those who are higher-ups, sometimes it may be a lot longer than a seven month or year long deployment.