In the 9 1/2 years we've been together DH has missed many holidays and significant events due Police academy,boot camp, training, or deployments. I just realized on Saturday that this is the first Memorial Day we are not together though I haven't gotten to talk to him since Friday and will probably have to wait another 3 weeks or more to talk to him or for him to get emails. I'm not trying to complain. This is our decision and I am ok with it.
I'm used to spending holidays without him, but for some reason it seems a lot more difficult today than normal and he's not even like he is in harm's way at all right now. I know I just need to suck it up, but I guess part of it is a feeling of guilt. I know everyone,including me, is enjoying BBQ's, time with family and friends, going to the beach, pool or some sort of activity while he's in a hot desert training his butt off.
Sorry I needed to vent a little.
On a happier note, I hope everyone is enjoying the day! Happy Memorial Day!