(a sleeping Superman while he was home on leave)
Ever since I met this wonderful man he has been awake, wide eyed and bushy tailed. He is proud that he can fully function on 3-5 hours of sleep a night. His fiance on the other hand needs at least 8 unless you want crabbymisssassypants on your hands.
Superman is a wonderful future husband, father, son and friend. Which means a lot of stress and worrying on his part. He strives to make the ones he loves happy and that can be a chore when you're dealing with a future wife and 3 kids :-) Calming down is not an easy task. Finally before he left in March I got him to sleep, granted he still had to get up at predawn thirty, but he slept. My favorite thing is letting him fall asleep first, it's hard to hold out, but when I do it always pays off.
While he lays next to me I can feel his body completely relax and after he starts to breath slow a smile gradually catches his lips. It's calming to see such an active man finally letting go of all of the days stresses. There is nothing more calming than a sleeping soldier.
As we venture on the military journey I am anticipating many more stresses. We have just begun and there is a lot more for us to conquer. Everyday will involve something more than the next and as each day passes we will learn another lesson. Every night we lay down to sleep whether we are near or far we will be one day stronger, be blessed to have spent one more day together and will be looking forward to the next.
Tonight we will sleep apart, I will hold onto to all the amazing memories we have made, dream of the next time I get to fall asleep in his arms and count my lucky stars for all that I have been given.
A sappy goodnight,