Reason #1 why it sucks being a military wife…

Your husband deploys.

This is the worst thing and unfortunately it’s something we are going to have to deal with very soon and with very little notice.  I’ve been MIA because we’ve been trying to spend as much time together as possible before he goes. And without giving firm dates he’ll be gone until next summer. That is a really long time especially with kids involved, one of whom has never had daddy gone before (not even for overnight duty! We were so spoiled in Rota!)

I’m anxious because I hate being home alone, I hate having my husband in harm’s way, and I hate that he is going to be missing such a huge chunk of the kid’s lives – holidays, birthdays, soccer games. I just want to throw a tantrum and say ‘But I don’t WANT to do it! I don’t WANT him to go.’ It just sucks. There is no silver lining for us.

Yes, I know my husband is in the Navy and that his job is to deploy but we were not prepared for this. Another ship needed him so he was ‘traded’ from the command he had checked in on and SURPRISE we are about to leave.

And it’s horrible because he has it so so so much worse than I do. I still get to sleep in my bed and eat homemade food and hang out with the kids. I am hoping and praying that he’ll come home early of course but it’s one of those situations where you hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

And yes I will be having a pity party for the next few months!

4 thoughts on “Reason #1 why it sucks being a military wife…

  1. Reb, your Mom told the family members about this very sudden and unexpected change in your lives with Omar having to leave so soon and being gone for so long. It’s going to be a huge adjustment for all of you but I also know you and Omar are both strong enough to handle this and eventually take it in stride. You will all be in my prayers.
    Love and hugs, Grammy Maryann

  2. Reb and Omar, Mckenna and Omar, My heart is with each of you, so are my tears. When you hurt, I hurt. Please give Omar a big hug for us, and please remember that our whole family and whole church is praying for all of you. Write a letter/email a day like you have done before. Make a family journal for Omar to read (Hey, scrapbook!) when he gets back, Skype often, pray, continue to adventure out and about. When you are “happy”, Omar will feel better. He won’t be able to control things from his end. You all love eachother so much, take strength in that and in the fact that God is in control and He loves each of you greatly. Love and hugs, Mom

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