Sunday, July 15, 2012


In just a few days we will hit the two year mark of when HB came back from deployment. In that time we've had a lot of changes including the an ETS, a move across the country, me entering the workforce again, and HB going back to college and contracting as an ROTC Cadet. In that time, in spite of having a lot going on, we've managed to have some great family time. To put it plainly, I have been spoiled. With the exception of drill weekends, I have had my hubby around all the time. That is until this month.

Pitiful as it is, this month apart has been dragging! I can't believe that tomorrow only marks two weeks since he left. One of the biggest differences in this separation is communication or a severe lack thereof. The only form of communication we have until shortly before he comes home is snail mail. Of course I love the romance of old fashioned letters, but it doesn't fill the void I feel with the husband gone.

After waiting through a year long deployment, you would think a month of training would be an easy feat, but what can I say, I'm spoiled.


Wife of a Sailor said...

The no communication... no emails or not getting calls from them... is the kicker.

This is why it makes me so mad when some spouses poo-poo our four month deployments as nothing... we don't get communication! Maybe one or two emails (if we are lucky) and no phone calls or letters or anything.

Hang in there... and don't feel bad because when you are separated, it sucks no matter what. Separation with no communication makes that even harder. ((hugs))

I'll Love You Forever said...

So hard, hope the rest of the time goes by faster! Thinking of you.

Elizabeth @ Cheers, Elizabeth said...

Oh goodness: our first two deployment we went sans phone calls, but had daily e-mail interaction, and this one we have daily iMessaging (so, talk about SPOILED!). I hate missing even a day with no communication! It does indeed make them drag. Hang in there, gal! Soon he will be home! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts!

JG said...

That's one of my biggest fears about going into NTC here soon. We've gotten lucky enough to be assigned to a unit that was between deployment cycles, so we've had the last almost-two-years of just regular day-to-day stuff. Hope the rest of the month goes more quickly for you!

Fran said...

The no communication is definitely the killer.. I just can't do that ish haha

Steph said...

I totally get what your saying. 15 months was rough but now drill weekends seem like forever.

Sunny said...

We are about to have our first "two weeks a year" and everytime I time I think ug I have to remember how good we have it now.

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