At 6:30 a.m. MT on September 11, 2001, I was a junior in high school watching our nation’s most horrific tragedy from the comfort of my bedroom in Tucson, Arizona. I sat on the edge of my floral bed staring at my stickered white television, stunned, sickened, and unsure. As I watched the smoke spill, the second plane collide, and the towers crumble, I had no idea that my life would eventually become deeply intertwined with the effects of that day.
Eight years later, I married an Army pilot who deployed to Afghanistan twice in the first four years of our marriage. My husband survived being shot down during his first tour. On his next deployment, he was stationed at the most rocketed base in Afghanistan. I quickly learned the importance of lavishly loving my husband like today could be his last. Trust me—if you’re unsure how to show love to your husband, this is a great practice. Although he may not be a soldier, you never know the day he’ll take his final breath. So don’t wait to try these 4 ways to show love to your husband like today is his last day.