I leave this morning for another week at sea. Only a few weeks left before we take a two month winter break. The morning arrived too fast and as I tried to crawl out of bed, my man grabbed me and pulled me back to him and held me fast against his warm, naked body. I told him I had to get up and get ready. He started kissing my neck, which I love, so I told him I guess I could be a little late.
I love the sea and I love my job, but on mornings like this its hard to get out of bed knowing I'm leaving him behind and won't get to see him for several days. This morning I took his hand and told him to follow me and I led him to the shower and the nice warm water. We stood with him pressed up behind me and his arm rubbing my chest and we just stood under the warm water for the longest time, enjoying the warmth and each other.
After the shower I leaned him against the sink and gave him a shave. Then I took his after shave and put some on him and splashed some on me so I would smell like him for a bit after leaving him today.
We got dressed and he drove me to the docks where we sat awhile and talked and held hands. It all went by too fast and before I knew it he was driving away and I was walking to the ship. Now I'm sitting here on the ship waiting for the last of the crew to arrive before we sail. It's going to be another long week and I miss him already.
Everyone is busy talking, drinking coffee and having breakfast, but I am sitting alone in my bunk. I keep pulling my shirt collar up to smell his cologne. I close my eyes remembering this morning and it feels as though he is right here with me. I love you, see you soon and when I get home it will be my turn for the shave!