I do enjoy the times when he is gone though (don't tell him that). At first I wasn't so sure about his career and as much as he would be gone. But now I'm glad when I get to just hang out with my horse or my dog and watch what ever show I want to on tv and not do a thing.
I had basically given up on dating when a mutual friend set us up on a blind date. And well from there on out I knew I would marry him someday...eventually.