Here goes. Another version of this blog/tumblr. This time, rather than just a smattering of random internet finds, I’ll be writing a bit more about my experience as a military spouse who’s about to face her husband’s first deployment. (I used to try to write about this on a different blog, but now I’m consolidating my internet identities.)
So where are we now?
We’re edging closer to husband’s deployment, exact date still TBD because, well, that’s just how the military is. He’s on the east coast. I live on the west coast (I’m in grad school). Thankfully this summer I’ve gotten to spend the majority of it out here where he’s based, but pre-deployment is a busy time and husband usually goes to work at 5am and often comes home around 7pm, sometimes also working on Sundays. Despite how busy things have been, we’ve actually gotten to spend a significant amount of time together, especially when you compare it to our normal schedules of only seeing each other for two days every 6-10 weeks…
I can’t say enough how excited I am for this time together, but it also means that deployment is coming that much sooner.
And, well, deployment scares me just a bit. Will my husband come back the same person? Will he be safe while deployed? Will he feel fulfilled? What sort of fights will we get into while we spend 6-9 months apart? Will I be a good and supportive wife? Will he be a good and supportive husband? Will we remember to be kind to each other despite the stresses we might endure? … yeah, deployment scares me just a bit.
But, in the end, I know we’ll get through it.