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The D word

June 19th, 2007 at 04:41 pm

Nope, not divorce...deployment. Frown My DH is supposed to be deploying in a few months to some far off country and will be gone for 15 months. Tours of duty overseas used to be 12 months but they've recently been extended. Very upsetting!

I would be so lonely here, so I think I'm going to move back in with my folks and try to finish college. I'm ussually a glass-half-full kind of person, so finishing school would probably be the best thing to do while he's gone.

I still don't believe he's leaving though. It's funny, I say I'm an optimist and believe the glass to be half full, but really I'm an optimist because I refuse to believe that the glass even exists. *sigh*

7 Responses to “The D word”

  1. ktmarvels Says:

    I'm sorry that he'll be leaving. I know deployment can be rough. Thankfully I haven't had to go through it yet, but its only a matter of time. DH finishes training in October, then he's fair game. I understand about refusing to believe the glass exists...that's how I am with his possible deployment.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    That's got to be tough. Finishing your education while he is gone sounds like a very good idea.

  3. boomeyers Says:

    Thats right! Make a plan of what you are going to do so you have a set path in front of you. Sorry to hear this. My friends husband will be going BACK to Iraq very soon. Seems like we just got him back. His is sooo close to retirement, yet just not quite close enough!

  4. dimes Says:

    That sucks! Fifteen months is TOO LONG for deployments.
    I agree with the others though, do something productive and save money/pay off debts. Keeping yourself as busy as possible helps the time to pass quicker.

  5. fern Says:

    Luckyrobin took the words right out of my mouth. Make the most of the time remaining, i guess, and yes, bury yourself in studies and keep busy so the time goes by fast.

  6. armyamy Says:

    Oh my, Dimes reads my blog!

    Well, thanks for all the comments you guys...I really appreciate all the advice and words of encourgement!

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    Having been through deployment with my husband...my best advice is to keep busy and try new things. You'll be amazed at how much you will grow in strength while he is gone. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your husband during this transition time. Oh and if he seems like a whole different person in the week or days leading up to the final pull out it is just his way of coping with leaving...nothing personal.

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