If you are a Military wife, you will learn to love the words “block leave.” Now in the case of “pre-deployment block leave” you might not be too thrilled because it does mean that a deployment is coming up. But either way, “block leave” means one very important thing. Your husband is YOURS for the 2-3 weeks he has off from work. Now of course your husband is never 100% “off” from the Army but in my experience, “block leave” means I have him to myself.
Christmas block leave is coming up. I am really looking forward to it. I am pretty sure next Christmas my husband will be away from us to I plan to really enjoy this one. We won’t be going anywhere but maybe Nashville and that is okay with me. We plan to relax and just spend time together as a couple and as a family.
The post deployment block leave is my favorite. Just a time to spend together after being apart for so long. We have been lucky and have always been given 30 days of leave after deployment. This gives us a lot of time to re-adjust and get back into family life again. Last deployment we bought a house so spent it moving and getting everything ready in our new house and cleaning the rental. It was nice. It is also a lot of fun to plan your post-deployment trip during the deployment.