Willing to Serve…
“The agony is in the loss of all the â€œsmallâ€ things, which really arenâ€™t small at all, like going to bed and waking up together, watching him sit on the floor and play with the dogs, day-to-day conversations about the grocery list and the news. Living with your best friend and love of your life is a beautiful thing and is made up of all those mundane details, and I will miss it all profoundly.
But you canâ€™t feel sorrow like this without truly loving someone, and I figure, itâ€™s worth it. I know it is, and I feel incredibly lucky to adore someone so much that his absence feels like a hole in my soul.”
If you’ve never read Rachel Lucas, now would be a good time to start.Â The love of her life – Rupert (not his real name) – has been called up as part of the Guard Service and is currently going thru re-orientation training on an Army base somewhere.Â
Over 10 years since he went inactive, Rupert was called back to serve – and he went even though it would interfere tremendously with the next stage of his education and career.Â