As military spouses, it's something we all face sooner or later - as inevitable as the constant moves and unpredictable hours. Its presence is always on the horizon, shadowing every decision, every moment in between. It's the inescapable reality of this life: deployment....more
Origionally posted on thegypsywife.comAll of us military spouses go through it. We all dread it. It never gets any easier. But it’s still our reality. Deployment sucks, but we each have to find our own way to get through it.I found out my husband was scheduled for a second deployment with in weeks of his return from his first to Afghanistan. Military life is a constant cycle like that. Just when you finish one monumental task it’s on to the next one....more
Intact. We use it when “things” are “not broken,” when they are still “working.” And we use it sometimes to gloss over the hidden fissures…the cracks that deepen under stress and strain. My husband returned from Iraq on October 31, 2006 -- four and a half years ago. My husband, for whom I had waited so many months, came home but he never had a homecoming. He returned intact but with a crucial piece missing -- his men.
Getting ready to move, again. This time next year we’ll be somewhere else in the world. Where? Don’t know, but I would love to go overseas. I enjoy the travel, seeing different places and cultures. The hard part is the packing, leaving your friends behind, and making new ones. Having to explain to the kids that you are moving because of daddy’s job....more