As if hearing that your husband isn't coming back as expected was bad enough, I just finished calling half of the spouses in Allen's company. So not fun being the bearer of bad news. Though more than half of the wives already knew or at least knew of the possibility, confirming the news was not good. I have heard too many people crying on the phone tonight. The one wife who just sobbed with the news cut through me. Others were completely strong, or at least until they got off the phone. We can only be strong for so long. We should only have to be strong for so long. A year was already far too long to be gone. More is just too, too much.