I don’t normally post a lot about being a military wife. I basically don’t want to be seen as one of those women who live vicariously through their husband’s job/rank and I can’t stand women who constantly brag about their husband’s service. It’s something to be proud of but not to put out there and toot your own horn constantly. Not sure if that makes any sense…but it’s just how I feel. Anyway, onto the post:
Deployments come along with being a military family…I just thought that if I didn’t think about them, it wouldn’t happen. Naive way of thinking, right?
We got the news a few days ago and I have to say that I’m thankful we got the notice well in advance. I have months to prepare and plan. Also, it’s a shorter deployment.
I can’t complain, a lot of other military wives have it worse than I do. And I can’t stand it when people complain when there is someone else who always has more to deal with than the person complaining. When I taught on Ft. Hood, I had Army wife friends who had 6 year old kids, and daddy had only been home for 3 of those years. My hat is off to you ladies…
This will be our first deployment and if it were just me, I probably wouldn’t even be mentioning the deployment at all on the blog. But it’s not just me….there’s Mabel too.
What will she think? Where did daddy go? When will he be back?
That gets to me.
Am I blowing it out of proportion since it will only be a few months?
We’ll get to Skype frequently so that gets me through the thoughts but with this news I’ve been trying to savor every moment of family time that we have.
And I feel guilty….guilty for needing news like this to make me cherish these moments like I have been over the past few days. I think we all can take things for granted…
But deployments are a fact of military life and I’m going to put as positive of a spin as I can on it: it will make us a stronger and closer family.
I love the life I live and I couldn’t be more proud of my husband.