Mr has wanted a half sleeve ever since I can remember. The idea of it made me nervous for a long time, but after seeing the excitement in his eyes every time he talked about it, the excitement began rolling off to me. Once we decided that the half sleeve was absolutely happening, the debate between color vs black and grey began. Mr wanted color..I wanted black and grey..in the end, his long time dream of a half sleeve, color tattoo became a reality.
And the final result!
The rose is for his wifey and the ship is for the sake of Art. He couldn't be happier with the outcome and I think he looks mega sexy ;)
Our final date was spent at the movies, seeing Friends With Benefits. It took a little convincing for Mr to watch a movie with J.Timberlake as the main man, but he ended up liking the movie a lot! Then we met up to have a drink with his buddies so he could show off the new ink. By this point, we both realized our time was dwindling but kept our spirits up so we could enjoy our final day together. We relaxed all morning and afternoon, listening to Pandora and eventually turned on Tangled. YES, Mr watched J.Timberlake and Tangled within a matter of days. He's wonderful! For dinner we made homemade pizza and danced around the kitchen while listening to music. Couldn't have been any more perfect!
Having Mr home was something I had anticipated more than anything all year (obviously). But it was better than I could have ever planned for. We got a small taste of married life and it made both of us even more excited for his permanent return. Although R&R was everything we had hoped, it was still bittersweet. Getting that small taste of married life and then letting it go, so soon, was harder than either of us had prepared for. Believe it or not, the send off for R&R was 10x harder than the initial deployment goodbye.
Mr went back to Iraq nearly two weeks ago, but he'll be home again soon. I started my new job three days after he left and my senior year of college a week after. We've adjusted back to our terrible Skype connection and opposite schedules/time zones. Our lives fell back into old routines just as we knew they would, but every time I think of the special two weeks we spent together I feel blessed to have Mr in my life.