I Finally Found Him!

I finally met the man of my dreams when I wasn't even looking!! We have known each other through a working relationship for awhile. He works for the Sheriff's office and I work for our county's child abuse/neglect agency We started talking about non-work topics 😉 in July of this year. Neither one of us was looking for a relationship and definitely not looking for love. We both divorced in the same year just 2 months apart. We both made similar mistakes in our previous marriage and both our ex spouses had affairs which ultimately was the reason for divorce. With that being said...we had a lot of similarities and a lot to chat about. We're aware of what didn't work in our past so that makes us strive for the best in our future.

Communication is our best quality! We are always open and honest no matter what. He told me early on in our relationship he would be getting deployed for a year in the Fall of 2013 to Guam. Non war area. I came to accept this as I started to fall in love with him. Guam for a year, yea it will be tough, I will be lonely but at least he'll be somewhat safe....right?!? Well today we find out his deployment is scheduled for September and now it's to Afghanistan. A war zone! September....just a mere 8 months away. That's just not long enough for us before he leaves! Plus now I fear when he leaves that might be the last time I see him. I was with my ex-husband for a total of 20 yrs but I honestly feel I have never felt love the way I feel with Doug. I feel we are true soul mates.

So I guess I'm just asking for advice for when he's gone. I know we still have 8 months sort of....he will be gone for the army to California for the whole month of April too 😞

I need advice on keeping positive, what to send in care packages , and how to prepare for a long year without my love.

I decided to start a journal today to discuss my feelings about his deployment and future writings discussing how we spent these next 8 months before he leaves. I thought I could surprise him and give it to him on the day he leaves in September. Do you think this will be a good idea? I just want to be supportive and want him to know how much I adore him.

Thanks for taking time to read my ramblings....lol
dmg7803 dmg7803
36-40, F
Jan 12, 2013