When He is Away

Military Deployment

  When he is away, I have fewer clothes to clean.  I have less food to make.  Less food to buy.  I can do whatever I choose to do and don’t have to run it by another adult. When he is away I can watch what I want to watch on the tv.  I can eat all the ice cream myself and don’t have to fill up the gas tank as often. When he is away, I miss my best friend.  I miss sharing a meal.  I miss seeing him drink his nasty beer.  I miss asking another adult his …

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Space-A Part 3 The Return Trip

my experience flying Space-A

  I have posted about my Space-A trip that I took last summer.  Space-A part 1 and Space-A part 2.  But I haven’t posted about the return trip.  Since it is almost summer again I figured I better post it before I forget too much 🙂   After spending a wonderful summer in California it was time to head back to Germany.  Instead of trying to get a flight out of Travis AFB which is about 8 hours from where I was, I took a commercial flight to Charleston, SC to meet up with my friend who was heading back …

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Writing Handwritten Letters To Your Spouse Overseas

Writing Handwritten Letters To Your Spouse Overseas

  I left for college in 1997 and email was very new.  My dad hooked us up with Prodigy and then AOL when I was in high school but it wasn’t until I started college that most of my friends had email too.  For the first few years, we still wrote handwritten letters to each other.  I loved that and I miss it these days.  I had this box filled with stationary.  I loved getting it out  and writing my friends letters.  Updating them on my life, seeing how things were going. By the time, I graduated college email was …

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Getting Through A Deployment

Getting Through Your Deployment

Getting Through A Deployment I have gotten a few emails recently about how to get through a deployment.  So I figured I would do a blog post about it. When I finally know when my husband is going to deploy, I start making some plans on how to deal with what is going to happen and get through it.  I make lists.  Lists of things I can do for fun.  Lists of things I want to accomplish.  Lists of places I want to go. The lists never seem to end but they are helpful in keeping focused on getting through a …

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When the worst happens :(

I was heartbroken to hear about a fellow military wife blogger who lost her husband in Afghanistan 🙁 http://alittlepinkinaworldofcamo.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-will-always-be-marine-wife.html There are no words we can say to comfort her.  There is nothing we can do it take away the pain.  It is our biggest fear as a military wife 🙁  We feel pain deeply for the families who have lost someone because it is something we all have to think about. In 2007 my husband got extended in Iraq.  From 9 months to 12 months to 15 months.  THAT was hard.  But what made it worse was how many men …

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A Good Season After Deployment

I have been thinking a lot about last November compared with this one. It was such a sad month for us. My husband deployed Thanksgiving day. He deployed about 365 days after he returned from his 15 month deployment. I just remember thinking that a whole year was such a long time. How would I make it through another deployment? But now here we are. The deployment is over, finished, no more. We are getting ready for block leave and after that we will head to Ft. Campbell. So many fun things coming up! I am not sure how we …

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It’s really over!

military homecoming

So for the past 24 hours or so I have to remind myself that the deployment is really over.  He isn’t going to have to hop back on a plane in 2 weeks.  He is done.  And maybe if we are lucky we will get more than a year home with him this time.  It is a hard transition to go from single mom/waiting wife to a co-parent/there wife.  But we have made it before and will make it again…:)

He is Home!!!

Well after 11 months and 5 days my soldier is home from his 2nd deployment! Wow what a day it has been. I am so glad it is over so glad. The boys are so happy! My 5-year-old was super excited and went right to him. My 2-year-old was very very confused at first but by bedtime he was into daddy again.

Another Military Homecoming

military homecoming

As I am getting ready for Homecoming 2009 I can’t help but think back to Homecoming 2007.  It was a 15-month deployment and it was 11 months between R&R; and Homecoming.  This time seems so different since I just saw him in August.  The whole Homecoming thing is really cool…once you get that phone call of where you need to be. All the waiting until the Military homecoming just plain old sucks.  But it is worth it. You get to the gym (or wherever you are supposed to be) and you wait.  You wait.  And you wait some more. And …

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