We all miss or have missed someone in life. Whether they are down the street, across the world or have passed on. We've all been there. However, I'm not sure anyone can really grasp missing someone until they are unreachable. You can't travel there and they can't travel home until their orders have been completed.
You have to learn patience. You sometimes live in fear. You have to learn to smile even when you want to cry. You cherish the smallest things. You accept that 3 minute skype call when it never seems long enough. You learn to be silent when there is silence. You learn to lean on God even more. You learn that there is so much more to life.
I am grateful for my soldier and couldn't be more proud of the stand that he makes daily.
So, when you miss that person down the street, go see them and cherish every moment you have.