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The countdown begins

mimi

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We got the call that the deployment has been moved up by a significant amount. We are officially in our countdown window. I am not loving this :(

 

Tonight is my scheduled "fall apart night" Dh is at work and I am about to put all the kids to bed. I plan to have a long hard cry and get it out of my system. I can't keep walking around fighting back tears all day long. Then it is on to the planning phase.

 

You know what I hate the most? That I have a routine in place for this.

 

Six months.

 

Six LONG months.



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This reminds me of my mom when my military dad had to go off to scary places. She would have a good cry and then we got into our routine. In front of us kids she kept it together. Not sure what she did when she was alone.

 

 

He always came back:)

 

Annie

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Oh mimi! (((HUGS))) to you. I am thankful to you and your husband for your service because I could never do it. ESPECIALLY with kids! DH and I met just after he got out of the Marines (after 4 years active) and I wouldn't consider marriage until he was done with the additional 4 years inactive portion. I am not military wife material. 

 

YOU are pretty amazing! You do know that, right? :)

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All I can say is from the bottom of my heart thanks to your DH for his service, and to you who serve every bit (sometimes maybe more) as much as your spouse, and to your children who also sacrifice.  We Americans are so blessed with freedom but it has come, and continues to come at very dear costs.

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Hugs, hugs, hugs. My dh was in the service when we met, & deployments, plus the distance apart in general, was crummy. Hugs

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Thanks ladies. I am starting my projects so that helps. I have to keep busy or I will fall apart. I am already planning his birthday care package and getting started on the 20 "open when..." letters that I will sneak into his bag before he leaves.

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First - thank you for your service.  Second - I can't imagine how hard it must be - but the upside is that you love each other dearly and will love each other dearly while you are apart.

If you didn't miss him, if it wasn't as hard as it is, then you would not love him as much as you do, and that kind of love is precious beyond all.

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First - thank you for your service.  Second - I can't imagine how hard it must be - but the upside is that you love each other dearly and will love each other dearly while you are apart.

If you didn't miss him, if it wasn't as hard as it is, then you would not love him as much as you do, and that kind of love is precious beyond all.

I have always tried not to cry about deployments in front of my husband. I just didn't want him to worry about me while he  was away. I did start crying a few nights ago while hugging him. I just couldn't stop it. It actually made him feel good that I cried about his leaving. He said it shows him I really do love him. He says he knows I am made of "boot leather" so he isn't worried about my being able to handle it all once he is gone.  Never had a man say he was glad I was crying ;)

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