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My husband comes home from the field today. He's been in the field for 9 days. Usually I take the time that he's away to play catch up on chores or deep cleaning (or painting, like this time) so I hardly have time to really "miss" him. I actually do this time though. I feel like a high school kid getting ready to see my crush. LOL He has to work tomorrow and all next week, then he gets 3 weeks off work. When he returns to work, shortly after that he will be heading off on deployment #4. This time on a ship for 6 months, no war zone unless things change while he's gone. (Which is likely, since Obama takes office right after he leaves. I wouldn't be surprised to see him end up in Afghanistan.) I hope he gets a break after this deployment. Some days I feel like he just got home, other days i'm ready to give him the boot. LOL I'm sure there will be no break though, his current unit has him on contract until 2011 so they will get another 2 deployments out of him, i'm sure. Tis the life.....
Thanks for "listening". I just felt like rambling this morning. ;) (My coffee must be kicking in!)
My BIL got home Tuesday from a year of being deployed. My sister was an emotional wreck for a week prior to his return. One minute a school girl, the next stressed to the point of tears. This was his third year long deployment since they married 7 years ago, and he is "only" in the National Guard. They have all missed out on so much.
I grew up an Air Force Brat and I remember my dad keeping his duffle packed at all times. They would go on maneuvers (field training) with no forewarning. He would rush home throw his BDU's in the duffle and out the door he would run. He was a Senior Master Sergeant, by the time he retired, and it amazed me the little notice they were given before they would have to leave. We would have plans for the weekend, and he would rush home and be gone for weeks at a time. They wanted them to be able to function under pressure. We would have no idea where he was going or how long he would be gone, security restrictions.
Needless to say, they give much better forewarning now, that is for sure. The military has changed a lot. I can remember over seas maneuvers where we weren't even aware he was over seas until he was home, anyway.
I can feel for you.. It really stinks for the families that have chosen that life. Big hugs to you and all of the military families around the world...
Melissa, I think it's great that you still feel like a kid waiting to see her crush, shows your spark is still there in your relationship!
I had no idea he was being deployed again. Enjoy the time off that he has right now.