April 15, 2010

Removing the Band-Aid

Last night Pat came home from work with news that he won't be deploying as early as we thought. We now have about 2 addition weeks with him at home. He is no longer going ADVON, but he's still going to be gone a full year. While this is good news, there is definitely a part of me that is ready to tear this band-aid off and get the deployment started. One of the hardest parts of a deployment is the anticipation that you live through in the weeks leading up to it. Do not get me wrong, I am very thankful for having all this extra time with him home, but in certain ways the dread of the deployment colors that time. We try not to let it, but inevitably it remains in the back of our minds. In some ways I'm eager for him to go already because the sooner we get it started, the sooner he'll be coming home. While I wish he didn't have to go at all, I know it is his job and duty, and I am so very proud of him. I am glad that we'll have a couple weeks to get settled back down after block leave before he goes now instead of just days like we thought. I will do my best to enjoy every moment with him by my side.

5 comments:

Julie the Army Wife said...

I totally understand that. The waiting for it to start is so hard :(

Pattie said...

I HEAR YOU! Hurry up and wait...urgh.

Dawn said...

Thank you is all I can say to all the families that do what they do.
Enjoy every moment you have and think about it later, there will be plenty of later time.

Erin said...

I totally know what you mean! Sometimes I think the time leading up to deployment is harder than the actual deployment. I always want to just hurry up and get it over with!

Life Without Pink said...

I completely understand what you mean. I am thinking about your family and the other families that have to go through this....What a wonderful service you husband is doing and you are such a strong woman!

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