|This story is appealing to me because my husband is a "soldier". He isa chinook pilot,1LT, for the army and will be deploying inJjanuary for the first time, since our marriage. He has deployed in the past as enlisted soldier, this time around he will deploy as an officer. The symbolism of the moon in the sky being time that a soldier and a wife can spend together, is something that I have heard before. I also happen to agree with it 100%. My husband has gone to 3- 6 weeks of training either in the field or tdy, and that time seems to drag. I can imagine for the soldier that time must stand still and that this is not their fault.
The "gift" that this soldier (you were) was given that night, is priceless. I thank you for writing about something so difficult to do, but including the small windows of beauty that they soldiers get..
I did notice a few grammatical errors. " He seemed madly in love with his wife and he spoke highly their children" appears to be missing " to be and of". . There are a few places with things such as that. " I”m not surprised by his question" should say" I was not surprised by his question". These things, are what I find that, could be worked on to help this paper flow better and correctly.
I love the ending! Keep the writings about soldiers coming, you will help ALOT of people. You will help more than you know, and that is a gift of the heart! Please let me know if you have written anything similar, I would LOVE to read it/them.