I spoke to Mike this weekend. A few times. It felt so good.
Sometimes we will have Skype on and both be doing our 'thing' but the fact that we are 'together' makes it ok that we aren't engaged in conversation every moment we are online. I think it speaks volumes that we can be content just in each others presence without words.
Mike was interviewed a few weeks back. I still don't get what she is doing the interviews/research for other than she is going to write a book; but I could be wrong. I was on Skype with Mike as he was on the phone with Dawn during the interview. The portion I heard was of course one sided, as I couldn't hear her. I listened for over an hour as he gave answers to her questions. I could get the basic jest of her questioning just by his answer. At the time my heart swelled with pride for the man I married. There are so many things that are just known or understood between two people sometimes. I knew Mike felt the way about a lot of the things he said just because I know Mike. But to hear the words come from him, from his own viewpoint. It was amazing.
He sent me a copy of the interview as Dawn forwarded it to him. As I read through, I see so much more that what is there in those paragraphs. She highlights quotes from Mike, filling in explainations in her own words. As I read it, I can hear the words Mike used. I feel the interview she forwarded explains some things, and maybe they are just what she was looking for. But I also see a man who is willing to sacrifice so much for everyone else. A man who is the ideal of selflessness. A man I am proud to call my husband.