Three Words

I had never really known the full impact words could make until three words changed my life. "I'm being deployed." They came out of nowhere and turned my world upside down. 

I had so many questions for Alex but instead of asking them, three words slipped off my tongue. "We are done." I loved this man more than anything but his decision to re-enlist broke me. I didn't have the strength to live out my worst nightmare... Burying the man I love. 

He made his decision. Now it was time to live with mine.