15 Quotes to Comfort You During Deployment

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As submarine spouses, none of our experiences are the same. But we can take pleasure in knowing that we are all united by the love we have for our sailors, and this crazy, crazy life we lead.

When they’re out at sea, we can experience it all. Maybe Murphy’s Law comes into play and your car breaks down or your basement floods or your kids get sick (or maybe all of the above at the same time). Maybe things are fine, but you’re simply struggling to navigate life by yourself.

Whether your spouse is underway for a bit or deployed for the long haul, here are some quotes to comfort you:

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart).” – e.e. cummings

“Ocean separates lands, not souls.” – Munia Khan

“Distance is not for the fearful; it is for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.” – Meghan Daum

“Missing you gets easier every day because even though I am one day further from the last time I saw you, I am one day closer to the next time I will see you.” – Unknown

“Love will travel as far as you let it. It has no limits.” – Dee King

“Come what sorrow can / It cannot countervail the exchange of joy / That one short minute gives me in her sight.” – Shakespeare

“Distance means so little when someone means so much.” – Tom McNeal

“That’s how you know you love someone, I guess, when you can’t experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it, too.” – Kaui Hart Hemmings

“The longer the wait, the sweeter the kiss.” – Unknown

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected on the deep.” – William James

“Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad because I miss you, I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss.” – Henri Nouwen

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” – Sarah Kay

“There are no good-byes, where ever you’ll be, you’ll be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air” – Nayyirah Waheed

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