End of deployment.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
How to explain to people who never go through this, who think a week apart from their loved ones is a big deal. The past 6 months it's been me and my dog. My wonderful husband has been gone, because someone told him to. Again. Now it is almost over and I am nervous, excited, ready and not ready. We will both have to transition to being together instead of daily e-mails and weekly Skype calls. I can quite happily pass back responsibility for paying bills, but he's going to want feeding on a regular schedule, instead of when I can be bothered to make anything...... I have to share the tv remote (if I am lucky I can share) and we will both have to be aware of someone else's moods and feelings. I'm thrilled he's coming home, but I am also apprehensive, I always am, the first time and the twelfth....... It's not easy. So when your loved one or you is out of town for a week, or a weekend, remember, it could be worse, and for many, it is.