“I’ll be home on the first….if everything goes according to the plan.”
He didn’t need to say those last seven words. That caveat—if everything goes as planned—is a given in every conversation with my longtime boyfriend, who works as an officer in the US armed forces. Like knowing that your partner loves you even when he doesn’t say it in so many words, I know that our life is subject to change with little or no warning.
Always assume that nothing will go according to the plan.
He arrived home over two weeks late. That is beyond a “stuck at the office” or “your dinner got cold” [...]
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