Big Day Today
So i finally found out why mike has been so stringent with the phone calls. I knew it was partly because he was so busy but i also had a feeling it was something else. We act the same way when something is bothering us: ignore phone calls, push people away & get lost in thought. Finally last night we were texting back & forth & i asked for the millionth time what was wrong & FINALLY he let it come out. He said he missed me a lot & missed his family & missed being home. Which i already knew so i texted back a sweet reply but he wasn't done. The reason why he's feeling so horrible is because a guy he's friends with @ tech school just received his duty assignment & it's in Alaska! The guy has been dating his girlfriend in Tampa for 2 years. Mike said he feels really bad for him & is worried to get his assignment now because like the guy, he put all stateside bases on his dream sheet but Alaska is considered overseas. I've been trying to prepare myself for this since we went to go sign papers @ the recruiters before he left & we met a guy stationed in North Dakota (not his choice at all). Mike just always had this attitude like it could never happen to him & now he's realizing it. I told him i'd be there for him no matter what & he agrees but i just feel like he's realizing the possibility now. I didn't think it was anything i'd have to deal with for at least a month, i don't know why but i was under some impression that you don't get duty assignments for a while (?) but he tells me he's going to find out TODAY! I'm hoping everything works out for the best but i'm just looking for some words of advice/encouragement from somebody that has already been through this!! Thanks girls!